Japanese are fond of seafood, so it’s no surprise that hamachi kama is a popular dish.
But what about you, me, and those people who never tried Hamachi before?
I know you are feeling confused about what hamachi kama is, so I will enlighten you later about this.
Now the question is, how can we make this dish easily and better yet, without any fuss? ok, don’t bother yourself anymore. I have one good news for you,
Today, I will show you how to make this hamachi kama recipe with just a few simple ingredients.
And you know what? This dish is so easy that even a beginner like me can make it without any trouble.
Sounds great? So, let’s move on to the guide now.
What does Hamachi mean in Japanese?
So first of all, let me share with you what hamachi means in Japanese.
Hamachi is a type of yellowtail tuna that is popular in sushi restaurants all over the world.
It’s a cheap and healthy seafood option that pairs well with various carbs like rice or anything.
If you are thinking only Japanese restaurants serve hamachi, then you are wrong.
This fish can also be found in some American sushi restaurants as well.
I love how hamachi tastes and I often order it even if it’s not from a Japanese restaurant.
However, do you know what is the best way to eat hamachi? In case you don’t, I am going to discuss it below.
What do you eat with Hamachi?
The reason why many people like Hamachi or Buri fish is because it can be paired well with rice or any side dish.
For example, if you are pairing hamachi with rice, then you can have it sushi-style or in a bowl.
If you want to enjoy the hamachi kama recipe without any carbs, then you can grill the fish and pair it with some refreshing sashimi like avocado or grapefruit.
I mean, seriously, the possibilities are endless with this dish.
You can also enjoy hamachi kama with a side of miso soup, salad, or anything you desire.
But for me, this hamachi kama recipe is the best way to enjoy tuna fish. Because it is so easy to make and the flavors are divine.
Though there are many variations of the hamachi recipe that you can try out. But for now, let me show you a 15 min recipe to make it today.
One more fish recipe recommendation: Belt fish recipe.
Hamachi Kama Recipe
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time10 min
- Total Time15 min
- YieldHamachi Kama
- Serving Size2
- Energy164 cal
Ingredients of Hamachi Kama Recipe
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon mirin
- 1/2 teaspoon yuzu juice
- lemon as per taste
- 2 teaspoons sugar ( Optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 pieces fresh hamachi fillets, skinless and boneless (about 1 1/2 lb/680g each)
- Sesame seeds (optional), for garnish.
Instructions for Hamachi Kama Recipe
Rinse hamachi under cold running water then blots dry using anything you prefer.
We will first broil the hamachi skin-side up on a baking sheet for about 3 minutes per side or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
To broil on medium heat, put the fish skin-side down onto the hot grilling surface.
Before that cover it with foil and sprinkle salt over the fish skin.
Grill for about 2 minutes per side or until opaque throughout and slightly charred around the edges.
Remove from heat, and let rest for 3 minutes before slicing into 1”/2 cm thick slices.
You can also bake it if you don’t willing to broil the hamachi kama.
To do that, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Place a rack in the middle of the oven and heat it to bake.
Bake for about 5-7 minutes or until slightly browned around the edges.
Then to serve, spoon the sauce over each slice of hamachi kama and top with sesame seeds if desired.
Add lemon wedge, soy sauce, rice vinegar, or sugar to taste if you like.
A sauce recipe to try out with hamachi kama is the Whole shabang recipe.
- Serving Size2
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*Standard DV
- Total Fat2 g78 g2.56%
- Saturated Fat1 g20 g5%
- Trans Fat- g
- Polyunsaturated Fat- g
- Monounsaturated Fat- g
- Cholesterol58 mg300 mg19.33%
- Sodium460 mg2300 mg20%
- Total Carbohydrate2 g275 g0.73%
- Dietary Fiber1 g28 g3.57%
- Total Sugars1 g
- Added Sugars- g50 g0%
- Sugar Alcohal- g
- Protein33 g50 g66%
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
- Calcium52 mg1300 mg4%
- Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
- Potassium665 mg4700 mg14.15%
- Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%
Pro Tips to make the Hamachi Kama Recipe tastier:
1) To make the sauce, try adding different soy sauces, rice vinegar, or mirin to adjust the flavor.
2) You can also add grated ginger, garlic cloves, or finely chopped green onions for extra flavor.
3) Don’t forget to garnish with sesame seeds before serving if you like.
4) I personally recommend grilling the fish skin-side up because it gives a more succulent and juicy fish dish.
Health benefits of the Hamachi recipe
Now, I won’t talk diplomatically at this point to convince you to make hamachi kama. But, in general, it is a type of food that’s PACKED with health benefits.
Ok, you don’t have to trust my words, let me describe some of the health benefits of hamachi in more detail.
Low in calories: As I mentioned above it only contains 164 calories per piece, which is significantly lower in calories than other types of sushi.
In fact, many sushi rolls can be downright appetizing and filling with healthy fats and protein-packed seaweed.
High fiber content: One of the main benefits of eating high-fiber foods like sushi is that they’re good at keeping you feeling full long after you’ve eaten them.
This might be one of the main reasons why hamachi or yellow tail is sometimes recommended as a healthy snack option.
Omega-3s: Trust me, fish is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for overall health and well-being.
Moreover, hamachi kama typically contains different but important types of healthy fats that have been shown to protect the heart.
Diet: Are you trying to lose weight? Well, this recipe will help you a lot because it’s low in calories and packed with nutrients that are good for your diet.
Plus, many popular hamachi-related recipes also come with vegetables which makes them even more nutritious.
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Frequently asked questions:
Q: How do I cook hamachi kama?
A: Hamachi is best-cooked medium-rare, but you can also grill or broil it. You can try out different methods until you get it just the way you like it.
Q: How do I know if hamachi kama is fresh?
A: Hamachi kama seafood should be shiny and look yellow in color. It should also have a slightly fishy smell.
If the seafood looks or smells off, don’t buy it- instead, try using another type of hamachi collar raw that’s more likely to be fresh and healthy for you.
Q: How many pieces of hamachi kama can I eat?
A: Hamachi kama is usually served as an appetizer. It has a buttery taste that can be a bit rich for some people.
So, if you’re looking to have a few pieces as an appetizer, it’s best to limit yourself to two or three.
This is it, my final verdict of the hamachi kama recipe. I would definitely recommend it as a healthy main dish option that has many benefits for your overall health and well-being.
Make sure, you must follow my steps to avoid any risks. And if this isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other recipes that you can try out with this delicious seafood.
Also, remember to share this recipe with your friends and family to help them get started on a healthy diet. Sharing is caring, after all!