I had a fillet of salmon left in the fridge and didn't know what else to do with it until I saw this dish in a japanese cooking show, Dosanko Cooking. Very easy dish and great when eaten hot with plain porridge. This was what my dd had when she was sick yesterday and she had 2 thick pieces of the fish.
The original recipe uses mirin and sake but I omitted it and replaced it with caramel which I had some leftover in the fridge.
Original doesn't use caramel but has 2 tbsp mirin and 1 tbsp sake (i think).
1 salmon fillet abt 200-300gm, cut into pieces (not too small)
salt & pepper
3-5 heapful tbsp cornstarch
Oil for deep frying
3-4 tbsp vinegar (lesser if you don't want to be too sour)
2 tbsp light soya sauce
2 tbsp caramel (more if you like it abit sweet)
2 small dried chillies/pepper flakes (cut the chilli into thin slices)
1. Marinade salmon pieces with salt & pepper
2. Put cornstarch into a plastic bag and add the fish pcs into the bag
3. Leave some air and shake the bag to coat all the fish pieces
4. Deep fry the fish pieces till golden brown
5. While waiting for the fish pieces to cook, mix all the ingredients for the sauce
6. Once fish is cooked, drain and immediately put the fish pieces into the sauce while they are still hot and toss it to coat
7. Serve with rice or porridge