Maasuni – Fresh fish simmered in salt

 

Maasu means salt in Okinawan dialect. Maasuni is a traditional Okinawan dish of fish cooked with just salt and awamori. With this recipe, I added olive oil, parsley and mini tomatoes to give a bit of western flavor to it.

The fish in the picture is Taman, but any white fish can be used instead.

The fish in the picture is Taman, but any white fish can be used instead.

Ingredients

  • White fish – the one I used is called Taman/タマン(Blue emperor)
  • 1 tsp Okinawa sea salt
  • 1 tbs awamori
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 mini tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 cup water

Directions

1. Mix 1 cup of water, salt and awamori in a pan and bring it to a boil.

2. Add the fish and cook on medium heat. Once the soup has started to boil again, pour some of it over the fish using a spoon, then put a lid on and cook for 5 minutes.

3. Add mini tomatoes, olive oil and parsley, and cook for another 5 minutes on low heat.

 

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