“Chan-Chan-Yaki” Grilled Salmon with Miso-paste
It is a specialty cuisine of fisherman in Hokkaido.
Today I could get a large fillet of 秋鮭, literally “autumn salmon”, which is pronounced as “Aki-Sake”, “Aki-Shake” and also “Aki-Jake”.
(In Japan, fish is often sold in fillets for one person, so it’s not easy to get a large size for a few persons.)
However, salmon is a white fish originally. Why red?
Salmon grow to eat plankton such as krill. Krill have astaxanthin, therefore salmon becomes red.
Put miso paste and butter, then broil in oven under grill. (It will be a lid on the way with aluminum foil.)
・Aki-Sake / Aki-Shake / Aki-Jake
is a chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) . 秋鮭（あきさけ/あきしゃけ/あきじゃけ） literally “autumn salmon”
is a specialty cuisine of fisherman in Hokkaido. Grilled salmon in large pan with miso paste, cabbage, onion and some more vegetables. チャンチャン焼き（ちゃんちゃんやき）