Simmered “Sanma” Pacific Saury with Umeboshi

Saury is a representative fish of autumn in Japan.

Pacific saury (Cololabis saira) is called “Sanma”, which is written “秋刀魚” in Kanji, literally “autumn Japanese sword fish”.

Sanma, Pacific saury
Sanma has a cute little mouth and lower jaw is protruding from the upper jaw.  If it is fresh, a tip of the upper jaw is yellow.
Sanma, Pacific saury
Sanma, Pacific saury
Sanma, Pacific saury
September is the peak production season of Saury fishing in Hokkaido east area.  After then, saury will come down to the south around the Tohoku area and spawn.
Cooking of Simmered "Sanma" Pacific Saury with Umeboshi
Cooking of Simmered "Sanma" Pacific Saury with Umeboshi
Stew “Sanma” with Umeboshi and ginger in soy sauce based broth (soy sauce, mirin, sake, water)
Simmered "Sanma" Pacific Saury with Umeboshi
・Sanma
is a pacific saury (Cololabis saira) .  秋刀魚(さんま) literally “autumn Japanese sword fish”
・Umeboshi
is a pickled Japanese plum “Ume”.  梅干し(うめぼし) literally “dried plum”