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Yakitori Ocean Trout Skewers

These skewers are the perfect change-up from your traditional BBQ fare. Prepare them ahead of time and wow your guests when you make plating up look easy.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 15 minutes
    •    Cook time: 20 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •   400g ocean trout (cut into 8 even pieces)
    •   2 asparagus spears (8cm tips)
    •   4 shitake mushrooms (cut in halves)
    •   For the yakitori glaze
    •   4 shitake mushrooms (cut in halves)
    •   1/4 cup cooking sake
    •   1/4 cup Japanese soy
    •   1/4 cup mirin
    •   1/4 cup castor sugar
    •   1 tbsp ginger (grated)
    •   4 small radishes
    •   2 cups steamed rice
    •   1/4 cup baby sorrel leaves
    •   Black and white sesame seeds


  1. Combine together in a saucepan the sake, mirin, soy, ginger and sugar, bring to a slow boil, turn down and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and place into a small dish.
  2. Skewer together the ocean trout pieces, asparagus spears and mushroom halves.
  3. Brush four plates with a little of the yakitori glaze and set aside. Heat a heavy grill pan, lightly oil and sear the ocean trout skewers, brushing a little of the yakitori sauce over each side while they are cooking. Grill until just cooked, but still pink and glossy in the centre.
  4. Present the skewers on the glaze accompanied with a side of rice, a radish, micro sorrel leaves and the sesame seeds.

This great family recipe is thanks to Huon Aqua Recipes at


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