I decided to make sardine dish since I bought these sardines in a Japanese super market the other day.
Sardine is a pretty popular fish in Japan and it is very healthy kind of fish.
I never made sardine myself so I followed a recipe from Harumi Kurihara who is a Japanese famous cook book author.
First, I marinated sardines with soy sauce based marinade. It has lots of ginger, green onion and sesame in it.
Then, I let it sit in a fridge for a half day and bake in the oven.
I ate them with just rice.
The sauce tasted really good and I think Harumi Kurihara's recipe is really good. However, I realized that I don't like sardine too much. I think it is too fishy to me. I never really liked sardine but I thought maybe I like it now since I am an adult. (The taste buds changes as you get older, I think)
That was not the case. I still didn't like the taste of sardine. Plus, there are so many little bones which made it more difficult to eat. I think I would not cook sardine for a while. Maybe I will try it again in ten years or so to see if I like it.
Oh well, at least I tried.
I still have mackerel in the freezer. I have eaten mackerel many times and I know I like mackerel. I am just not sure how I would eat it. In japan, it is popular to just broil with salt or cook with miso paste or fry them in oil. Maybe I will cut them into bite size pieces and fry them :-)