Karei no Nitsuke (Simmered Plaice)

This basic recipe is a classic method for preparing a ‘simmered’ fish dish


Serves: 2

  • 2 pieces plaice
  • a small piece of ginger skin

  • 150 ml water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sake


  1. Mix the ingredients of the simmered broth [A] in a shallow pan with the ginger skin and bring to the boil.
  2. Put the pieces of plaice side by side in the pan with the skin sides up. Cover the plaice with a piece of cooking foil slightly smaller than the pan in diameter.
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes then remove the cooking foil and scoop out the broth with a spoon and pour over the plaice. Simmer for a further 3-4 minutes.