Kabayaki Sauce for Fish

Kabayaki sauce on skewered fish
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
367 Calories
0g Fat
60g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1/2 cup (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 367
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7480mg 325%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 13g
Calcium 46mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In Japan, kabayaki is a common way to cook fish, especially eel (unagi). The preparation entails butterflying, gutting and deboning the fish, and then cutting the fillets into pieces to be threaded onto skewers. The fish pieces are dipped into a sweet soy sauce-based glaze, called kabayaki sauce, which is very similar to teriyaki sauce. Then the fillets are grilled or broiled, the sauce creating a flavorful crispy exterior. 

Although this sauce is traditionally and most often served with eel, it is also delicious on salmon, as well as other fish such as catfish and sea bass. Requiring just a few ingredients and little time to cook, this is an ideal recipe ​for a busy weeknight. But it is also impressive enough to serve to guests. 

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour all ingredients into a saucepan and place over medium-high heat.

  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat for a few minutes. Remove from the heat and cool before using.