Shirasu Pizza

Shirasu are baby Japanese anchovies that are boiled then semi-dried. Sprinkle some on toast with cheese for a quick and delicious appetizer. Don't forget to chill the beer!

Shirasu Pizza
Photographed by Manao Okamoto

Recipe by
Yuko Musashi







Calorie count is per serving.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 20 g dried shirasu
  • 30 g shredded cheese
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • Black pepper (coarsely ground), to taste



If your grill is equipped with both an upper and bottom heating element, use the grill plate (or aluminum foil) and place the bread on top. Spread olive oil over the bread with a spoon. Sprinkle with shirasu and cheese. Grill for 2 minutes on high heat. If using a grill with a heating element on only one side, preheat for 1 1/2-2 minutes and place the bread directly on the grill (do not use a grill plate or aluminum foil). Grill on high heat for 1 minute and turn over. Spread olive oil over the bread and sprinkle with shirasu and cheese. Grill for 2 more minutes.


Cut into 4 equal pieces and plate up. Sprinkle with black pepper to taste.