My children loves fish. Lately our family tradition is going to the Japanese market together on a Saturday afternoon and picking out the sashimi we’ll enjoy together for dinner that night. They love everything, and I do mean everything, tuna, yellowtail, sea bream, halibut, scallop, and amberjack. Among the cooked fish recipes, saikyo yaki style is their favorite. The sweet miso flavor combined with buttery flesh, it’s almost like miso butter that melts in your mouth.
Shishamo is a popular Japanese delicacy but it’s definitely not for everyone. Served usually as an appetizer (fried or grilled), this unique fish is filled with roe (komochi shishamo). Honestly, I am not a big fan but my husband and my children love Shishamo. They usually fight over how many each one of them can have. If you are searching for an unique Japanese appetizer to surprise your family or guests, here’s a great recipe for deep fried Shishamo.