【 さんまの塩焼き・sanma no shioyaki 】grilled Pacific saury
塩焼き (shioyaki) = lightly salted and grilled
さんまの塩焼きgrilled Pacific saury is commonly served with 大根おろし (daikonoroshi) grated daikon and a wedge of Japanese citrus such as すだち (sudachi). It is a popular menu in 食堂 (shokudo) Japanese diners in the Fall when it is 旬 in-season.
The kanji for さんま is 秋刀魚, literally written fall-sword-fish, as it is a fish (魚) in-season in the Fall (秋), and it has a narrow silver body like a sharp sword (刀).
*さんま is also a famous Japanese comedian.
Learn more Fall Japanese foods and dishes here.
Do you know how to count fish in Japanese? Learn here.