Salmon with Nanban sauce

18 Jul

Today’s recipe is deep-fried salmon soaked in Nanban sauce.

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What is Nanban sauce? It’s a sweet sour soy sauce and we normally put fried fish or meat into the Nanban sauce and eat it. You can think of marinade in the Japanese version. This time we chose salmon, but you can also use whitefish, horse mackerel, chub mackerel, or other kind of fish or chicken instead. If you like spicy food, add a red pepper in the sauce. 😉

Ingredients for 4 people
-raw salmon sliced x 4
-onion x 1/2
-cucumber x 1
-Nanban sauce (vinegar 60ccc, water 50cc, sugar 3tbs, soy sauce 2tbs, salt 1tsp)
-starch (adequate)
-cooking oil (adequate)

Cut the salmon slices into bite-sized pieces. Slice the onion and the cucumber thinly. Mix all the ingredients of Nanban sauce in a bowl.

Coat the salmon thinly with starch and deep-fry in a cooking oil (as hot as 170 degrees centigrade). (Please be careful! Do not leave stove while you deep-fry something. Do not put the salmon into the oil when the oil temperature is still low. You can see the best timing by dropping some starch in the heated oil. When the piece of starch makes bubble and floats on the surface of oil, it’s considered to be ready. You don’t always have to measure the temperature with a tool. Also do not keep burning over high heat after you think the oil temperature reached adequate one. If you are seeing smokes, it’s possible you are heating the oil too much. Turn the heat to medium after you think the oil temperature gets stable enough for deep frying.)

Soak the salmon into the Nanban sauce while it is hot. Add thinly sliced onion and cucumber and leave it for about half an hour.


I’ll suggest to you one perfect Japanese supper. (You can think this is the example of our home dinner.)
-steamed rice
-miso soup (Add miso and some ingredients like tofu or seaweed in Dashi.)
deep-fried salmon with Nanban sauce
simmered pumpkin
Too much? No, we like to eat little bit of several dishes. But of course, busy people or lazy people like me would end up with a few dishes with more amount served. :p

Hope you enjoy it! 😀


4 Responses to “Salmon with Nanban sauce”

  1. arina July 19, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    ouhh..yummy2.i used to eat salmon A LOT when i was in back in hometown i didn't have chance to eat 'em yet..pity2..will try this recipe soon =) and add avocado as side dish..salmon and avacado are my favourite combinations..
    thanks for the recipe =D

    • kirin July 21, 2011 at 9:31 am #

      Oh…salmon and avocado! Sounds like a great combination. I feel hungry!! ^0^
      Thank you for the comment, arina.

  2. Apple July 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    this looks so delicious and seem easy to make!! i will try making it during my off day!! thanks for sharing another marvellous recipe!! 😀

    • kirin July 21, 2011 at 9:32 am #

      Thank you Apple!
      I hope you enjoy cooking this. Now I am getting hungry, I have to prepare supper…*~*

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