Grilled Sanma

You can grill the fish in a toaster oven at 160C/320F or conventional oven at 200C/395F. Or fry the fish in a frying pan. Needless to add too much oil, as the fish would release oil while baking/grilling.


  • 300 gm sanma (サンマ / 秋刀魚)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly grated black pepper, to taste
  • S&B assorted chili pepper, to taste


  • Gut the sanma and clean well. Rinse, then wipe dry with kitchen papers. Generously sprinkle and rub with sea salt and pepper on both sides and inside. Season with assorted chili pepper.
  • Preheat a toaster oven at 160C/320F. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil or baking paper, greased with a bit of oil.
  • Place the fish on the lined baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through and the fish skin becomes lightly brown. Serve immediately. Sprinkle more assorted chili pepper if you like. The fish goes very well with soy sauce, or Worcestershire sauce. Enjoy!
Source: Grilled Sanma [Christine's Recipes]