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.
- 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
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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