Kinmedai no Nitsuke (Simmered Alfonsino) on a Celebration Day

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“Kinmedai no Nitsuke”  is a local cuisine in Shizuoka Prefecture. Kinmedai means alfonsino and Nitsuke means simmer. So, you can say  “Kinmedai no Nitsuke” is a simmered alfonsino. It is cooked with soy sauce, sake, dashi and sugar. Put these ingredients into a pot and simmer until it is soft. It has absolutely rich flavor as soy sauce brings out the umami flavor from the kinmedai.

“Kinmedai no Nitsuke” was originally a special dish on a celebration day. Nowadays, it is still high quality fish and pricy, however it is popular across Japan.

If you have a chance to visit Shizuoka prefecture, you can enjoy fresh Kinmedai dish at a local restaurant.

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Kinmedai is sold at the local fish market as a high quality fish.

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Dried Kinmedai (Kinmedai no Himono) is also popular way of eating. Fish are laid flat and dried under the sun. We eat it as yakizakana (grilled fish).

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Of course, fresh kinmedai can be enjoyed as sashimi too!

 

Shizuoka Guide by Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association
http://shizuoka-guide.com/english/index.html