Fried “Chi-Ayu” Juvenile Sweetfish

One of the representative taste of summer is “Ayu” sweetfish.

“Ayu” belongs to the same family as “Wakasagi” and “Shishamo”.

Chi-Ayu, Juvenile Sweetfish
Order : Osmeriformes “Kyuri-Uo”
– –   Family : Osmeridae “Kyuri-Uo”
– –  – –   species :
– –  – –  – –  Plecoglossus altivelis  “Ayu
– –  – –   – – Osmerus mordax dentex  “Kyuri-Uo
– –  – –   – – Hypomesus nipponensis  “Wakasagi“,  Spirinchus lanceolatus  “Shishamo
– –  – –   – – Mallotus villosus  “Karafuto-Shishamo
– –  – –   – – Salangichthys microdon  “Shirauo“,  Salanx ariakensis  “Ariake-Shirauo

 

Cooking of Fried "Chi-Ayu" Juvenile Sweetfish
Cooking of Fried "Chi-Ayu" Juvenile Sweetfish
Cooking of Fried "Chi-Ayu" Juvenile Sweetfish
Sprinkle salt on “Ayuu” and leave them for a few minutes.  After press lightly with kitchen paper, fry them in new oil.

It’s a good idea as appetizer!

Cooking of Fried "Chi-Ayu" Juvenile Sweetfish

・Ayu
is a sweetfish (Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis).  鮎(あゆ) literally “fish fortune-telling”