Saba fish (Blue mackerel) with broccoli and potatoes Recipe – Timperio




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    Prep time

    15 mins

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    Cook time

    25 mins

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    Total time

    40 mins

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Saba fish is one of the popular seafood dishes served in Japanese restaurants. Saba fish is also called Mackerel. Saba fish are great for grilling or pan-frying as they have a good amount of fat content. Today I am preparing a lunch box for my kids and would like to share how fast and easy it is to make this pan-fry fish at home.


  • 1 qt Fillet Saba Fish

  • Few qt Broccoli Florets

  • 2 qt Potatoes

  • 1 tbsp Timperio Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

  • 1 tsp Timperio Basil Dressing Oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Few drop Pepper

  • Few drop Parsley

  • Few drop Mayonnaise/sesame dressing


  • *Get the ingredients ready* - Rinse the saba fish fillets in cold water then pat try with a paper towel and cut them into halves. Sprinkle salt to taste on both sides of the fish and set aside for 10 minutes. - Cut Broccoli to smaller florets, i.e., bite-size florets. Then wash and soak with water for 5-10 minutes. -Peel the potatoes and cut them into dice, wash and soak for 5 minutes and be ready to steam

  • *Pan fry Saba Fish* Heat up the pan with 1 tbsp of EVOO, place fillets skin side down and pan fry for 3-4 minutes and turn over fry another 3-4 minutes. In between, add some shredded ginger to eliminate its fishy odor. After 10 minutes, remove the fish from heat and set it aside for serving

  • *Boil the Broccoli* Using the same pan (with remaining oil), add water and salt to bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add broccoli florets and cook until bright green in color and crisp-tender and it takes about 1-2 minutes. Then transfer the broccoli out from the pan and ready to serve with sesame dressing.

  • *Steam Potatoes* Fill the pot with water, boil the water. Steam the potatoes using a steamer for 10-15 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the steamer. Add salt and pepper, Timperio Basil Dressing Oil, and some parsley with mayonnaise. Ready to serve

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