Shiozake, a beloved Japanese breakfast dish, is also known as Shake or salted salmon in English. This perfect combination of salted salmon and rice is a cozy and delicious way to start your morning. Try this traditional Japanese breakfast and make your mornings special!
I love Japanese breakfasts. Japanese breakfasts are a delightful way to start your day. A typical Japanese breakfast consists of a main dish, miso soup, side dishes, and a bowl of cooked white rice. The main dish can be natto, fish, or an omelette. My personal favorite is salted salmon, also known as shake or shiozake. This comfort food is sure to make your morning happy and cozy!
What is Shiozake?
I used to call this just ‘Shake’, pronounced ‘shakay’. So whenever I wanted this on the breakfast table, I’d say to my mom ‘I want shake today’.
But the common name for this Japanese breakfast staple is Shiozake, which means salted salmon. Some people call it Shiosake instead of Shiozake. Shiozake is usually served with a bowl of rice, some side dishes, and miso soup. It is a salty dish that pairs perfectly with white rice. In Japan, salted salmon fillets are sold everywhere, and you don’t need to soak salmon in salted water to make this dish. You just buy it, cook it, and it’s ready to eat. Since it is a tasty breakfast meal, many people want to enjoy it at home while abroad, but it can be difficult to find Shiozake, especially in the United States. So why not try cooking Shiozake at home?
Which Salmon Should I Buy for Shiozake
Any type of salmon can be used to make this dish. If you have a favorite type of salmon, feel free to use it. If not, you can purchase frozen salmon at Costco, raw salmon at a local grocery store, or order salmon at a fish market. I recommend using thin sliced salmon with the skin-on. This cut of salmon is readily available at most grocery stores, but if you can’t find it, any type of salmon will work just as well.
What to Serve with Shiozake for Japanese Breakfast
As I mentioned before, Shiozake is a salty dish that pairs perfectly with white rice. Adding side dishes also helps to balance out your meal and make this the perfect breakfast!
Perfect breakfast with Shiozake
Similar Recipes to Shake on Oishi Book
- 300 g salmon My salmon is 1 inch thick.
- 15 g salt
- 1 Tablespoon sake
- Prepare the salmon. I used this salmon.
- First, add sake to every side of the salmon using your hands.
- Then, add salt to the skin side and add the rest of the salt to the other side.
- Cover with cling wrap tightly.
- Put in the fridge for at least 5-6 hours.*1
Option 1 : Oven (I like this way)
- Preheat your oven to 400℉(205℃).
- Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Bake for 15 minutes with the salmon skin side down.
Option 2 : Frying pan
- In a medium frying pan, put down a sheet of aluminum foil and oil. Then add the salmon(s) on top. Turn the heat to medium.
- First, cook the skin side until it looks crispy.
- Then, turn the heat to medium low and cook for 6 minutes on each side.
- After that, cover with a lid and cook another 3 minutes.
- This is great with rice and miso soup! Great breakfast:)