Grilled Sea Bass Donburi

Grilled sea bass donburi

I had some bass left over from another dish I made, so I dropped it in some all-purpose Japanese marinade and turned it into this donburi.

There’s a layer of dashi tamago (japanese style scrambled eggs) between the rice and the bass that adds some sweet richness to the dish and the sansho (a.k.a. sichuan pepper) powder on top adds an herbal kick. This works best with an oily fish like sea bass or salmon, but you could use other fish as well if you’re looking for something lighter.

cooked rice

for grilled bass
1 batch of Japanese marinade
2 pieces of fish with high oil content (sea bass, yellow tail, salmon)

for dashi tamago
2 eggs
3 tsp concentrated dashi
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp Mirin
1 heaping tsp sugar

Marinate the fish in the Japanese marinade overnight.

Prepare some rice.

Grill the fish either over a barbeque or in a broiler until cooked and the marinade has caramelized to form a deep mahogany finish on the surface of the fish.

For the dashi tamago, whisk the ingredients together, heat a non-stick pan over medium heat until hot. Swirl a bit of oil around then add the egg. Turn down the heat to medium low and use a heat-proof silicon spatula to scrape up the cooked egg from the bottom. Let another layer cook then scrape it up too. Repeat until you have big fluffy curds of egg that are still a little wet (it will be fully cooked by the time you plate it).

Put some cooked rice down in a bowl, layer some egg on top and set the fish on top of the egg. Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sansho and some green shiso.

  • http://www.sugarbar.org/ diva

    this looks like a dream. i love anythin japanese but am always too lazy to properly attempt any japanese dishes accept maybe omu balls. your recipe is uncomplicated – thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.sugarbar.org diva

    this looks like a dream. i love anythin japanese but am always too lazy to properly attempt any japanese dishes accept maybe omu balls. your recipe is uncomplicated – thanks for sharing!

  • http://sundaynitedinner.com/ Chuck

    Wow, that looks great! I love donburi. I really liked how you added the dashi tamago. Everything is better with an egg on top, well, in this case, an egg in between!

  • http://sundaynitedinner.com/ Chuck

    Wow, that looks great! I love donburi. I really liked how you added the dashi tamago. Everything is better with an egg on top, well, in this case, an egg in between!

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    That grilled sea bass looks really good. I have been meaning to try sea bass for a while now.

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    That grilled sea bass looks really good. I have been meaning to try sea bass for a while now.

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com/ Manggy

    My word, that is just beautiful! :)

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com manggy

    My word, that is just beautiful! :)

  • Marc

    Thanks Manggy, I take that as high praise coming from someone of your photographic talent:-)

  • Marc

    Thanks Manggy, I take that as high praise coming from someone of your photographic talent:-)

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