節分とイワシ Bean Throwing Ceremony & a Sardine

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イワシ 4尾
小麦粉 適量
砂糖 大さじ1 ★
酒 大さじ2 ★
みりん 大さじ2 ★
醤油 大さじ2 ★
サラダ油 適量
白ごま 適量
刻みネギ 適量


  1. 包丁でイワシの頭と内臓を取り除く。腹に切り込みを入れてから手で開き、骨を取る。
  2. 水で軽く洗い、キッチンペーパー等で水気を取る。
  3. イワシの両面に小麦粉をまぶす。
  4. 調味料(★)を合わせておく。
  5. フライパンに油をひき、3のイワシを焼く。
  6. 4の調味料を加え、スプーン等でタレを回しかけながら、とろみが出るまで煮詰める。
  7. お好みで、白ごま、刻みネギをかけて出来上がり。



☆節分と恵方巻き - Bean Throwing Ceremony & Ehomaki Sushi Roll –

Bean Throwing Ceremony & a Sardine

February 3rd is the day called “Setsubun” in Japan. It is still very cold here in Japan. But according to the calendar, spring season is coming after “Setsubun”. (^^♪Its character means the division of the seasons.
On that day, people eats rolled sushi called “Ehou- maki” to drive away evil and bring good luck. It is a relatively new custom but there are also old customs about Setsubun. People eats baked sardines and also put sardine head at the entrance of their house with holly leaves. The evils hate the smell of a baked sardine and serrated leaves because they irritate their eyes.

It is supposed to eat some baked sardines on “Setsubun” day but I’m going to introduce another dish of a sardine this time. It tastes salty-sweet like “teriyaki” sauce so I think you can enjoy it even if you don’t like a baked fish. Let’s try nutrient-rich fish to survive the cold winter (^^)/

~ Sardine Kabayaki / glaze-grilled sardine ~

Ingredients (2 servings)

4 of sardine
proper amount of flour
1 table spoon of sugar ★
2 table spoon of cooking sake ★
2 table spoon of mirin ★
2 table spoon of soy sauce ★
1 table spoon of vegetable oil
white sesame seeds to taste
copped green onion to taste


  1. Take off the head of the sardines and clean insides of it. Open it by hands and remove its bones.
  2. Rinse the sardines and dry it with paper towels.
  3. Coat the whole sardines with flour.
  4. Put in the all seasonings (★) and mix them together.
  5. Pour the oil into the pan and bake sardines.
  6. Add the seasonings of step 3. Pour it over the sardine and stir until thickened with a spoon.
  7. Sprinkle some white sesame seeds and chopped green onion to taste.

One-point advice

If you interested in Setsubun, read more about it. (^_-)-☆
Bean Throwing Ceremony & Ehomaki Sushi Roll