Grilled Sardines with Ume & Cheese

June 26, 2020 / by Junko


This time, fishing lover Shihomi is cooking with her specialty ingredient, fish!
She made rolled sardines with “ume (Japanese plum)” and cheese.
The sourness from the “umeboshi” and the richness from the cheese really goes well with the sardines!
The sardines are very tender, so they can easily be filleted using your hands!

2 sardine
2 umeboshi (salted plum)
1/2 tbsp mirin
1 sheet sliced cheese
1 tbsp sake
1 tbsp oil for frying
2 shiso leaves
white sesame
4 toothpicks

2 sardine
1/2 tbsp potato starch
1 tbsp oil for frying
white sesame
2 shiso leaves
1/2 tbsp sake
1/2 tbsp mirin
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp grated ginger






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Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.
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