Baked Autumn Salmon (Aki-Sake) Recipe

Aki-sake baked salmon

This is a Japanese favorite autumn recipe for baked salmon with Yuzu-Kosho.

Autumn in the Japanese traditional calendar begins on August 7.  The day is called Risshū (立秋), meaning “Rise of Autumn”.

The word for salmon in Japanese is Sake (or shake). Salmon caught in season from September to November is called Aki-sake. Out of season salmon (from May to June) is called Tokishirazu.

Calories: 250 kcal per serving

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Salmon:  2 pieces
Mushrooms: 1/2 lb (220g). Use Shiitake, Enoki, Portobello, …
Garlic: 1 clove (minced)
Lemon: 1/2 tablespoon of juice plus a few thin slices
Olive Oil:  1/2 tablespoon
Salt: to taste
Yuzu Kosho: 1/2 tablespoon. Available here.
Butter: 1/2 tablespoon

Aki-sake baked salmon recipeHow to Prepare

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃)
  2. Separate or slice mushrooms into small pieces
  3. Make a mixture with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and Yuzu Kosho in a small bowl.
  4. Place salmon and mushrooms in foil. Make two foil packets.
  5. Pour the mixture onto salmon and mushrooms in foil.
  6. Add butter and lemon slices.
  7. Close foil packets and seal tight.
  8. Place foil packets on baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until salmon is well cooked.

Tips

  • To avoid salmon from sticking to foil, spread a little olive oil or butter on foil before placing salmon.
  • You can add a little honey to the mixture.
Yoshi

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Yoshi is a contributing editor for Miyazaki Whispers. She holds a 5-dan rank in Japanese Kyudo Archery, and has lived and worked in Japan, UK and US in global marketing and as an IT localization professional. Yoshi's interests are Japanese and western cuisine and kimono art.
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Yoshi is a contributing editor for Miyazaki Whispers. She holds a 5-dan rank in Japanese Kyudo Archery, and has lived and worked in Japan, UK and US in global marketing and as an IT localization professional. Yoshi's interests are Japanese and western cuisine and kimono art.
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2 Responses to Baked Autumn Salmon (Aki-Sake) Recipe

  1. Julie says:

    I tried this recipe and it was delicious! Thank you so much for sharing

    • yoshi yoshi says:

      Hi Julie,

      Thank you for trying this recipe! So glad to know that you liked it. Yuzu-Kosho is very versatile. I often use it instead of mustard for steak, chicken, pork, seafood … just about anything.

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