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12 Japanese Marinade Recipes: Nanban-zuke
October 3, 2016
Nanban is originally an old Chinese term meaning ‘southern barbarians’. In Japan, however, nanban has been used to refer to anything new and different of foreign origin.
Nanban-zuke (Nanban-style marinade) was the term given to food that had been deep-fried and flavored with red chili and leek, then soaked in vinegar. At a time when oil and red chili did not feature prominently in Japanese cooking, this recipe was named "nanban" or "nanban-zuke" to point to its foreign origin. These days, it is an established Japanese cooking method.
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We usually use dried small red chili peppers in nanban-zuke sauce. They are called "taka no tsume (hawk claws)" in Japan because of its appearance.
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Horse mackerel is the best fish to use in nanban-zuke. Deep-fry the whole fish if it's small, and marinate it.
Easy Healthy Vegetables
Eggplant Marinated in Sweet and Sour Nanban Sauce
Eggplant is known as a vegetable that cools down the body. Soak the eggplant in refreshing sweet and sour nanban sauce. It will be great to fight the summer heat.
White Fish Marinated in Sweet and Sour Nanban Sauce
This recipe is good for any kind of white fish. Spanish mackerel, codfish, sea bream, and swordfish are popular white fish in Japan.
Easy Vegetables Chicken
Chicken Marinated in Sweet and Sour Nanban Sauce
Making hidden cuts in ingredients is called "kakushi-hocho". It makes the ingredients easier to cook and brings out the rich flavor.
Average Vegetables Seafood
Horse Mackerel Marinated in Sweet and Sour Nanban Sauce and Aromatic Vegetables
Grated daikon radish is great to use as a topping or sauce because it has a refreshing spicy flavor.
Average Vegetables Pork
Sweet Onions and Pork Marinated in Sweet and Sour Nanban Sauce
In Japan, onions harvested in the spring are considered sweet and less sharp tasting. When you eat raw onions picked in other seasons, you can put them under water for a little while to reduce the sharpness.
Difficult Vegetables Seafood
Horse Mackerel Marinated in Sweet and Sour Nanban Sauce
May to July is the best season for Japanese horse mackerel. It's best to eat fatty horse mackerel as nanban-zuke.
Average Vegetables Pork
Fried Pork Marinated in Sweet and Sour Nanban Sauce
In Japan, it is common to use beef or pork sliced a few millimeters thick. It is great for a quick meal because it cooks fast.
Easy Quick Healthy Vegetables
Grilled Shiitake Mushrooms and Paprika Marinated in Sweet and Sour Nanban Sauce
Ponzu-shoyu is soy sauce mixed with citrus fruit. You can add your favorite citrus fruit to soy sauce to create it at home!
Easy Vegetables Seafood
Fried Salmon and Bean Sprouts Marinated in Sweet and Sour Nanban Sauce
There are two kinds of salmon you can buy at the store in Japan: fresh salmon and salted salmon. Salted salmon is for preservation, so you can get it all year round. As for fresh salmon, fall is the best season in Japan.