Sesame crusted smelts for grilling


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These smelt are softened and can be eaten with their bones intact.

Simply defrost, lightly grill on both sides or bake, and enjoy.

Package contains 80g total (about 8 fish).

Keep frozen.  
Sold by Sugarlady, leading purveyor of natural and additive-free foods in Japan

About the product

This item consists primarily of Sakhalin shishamo smelt, dried with mirin. It uses a traditional mirin tare sauce from Himi in Toyama Prefecture, and is sprinkled with white sesame as a finishing touch. The smelt becomes suffused with the mirin tare sauce due to a long period of soaking (36 hours), and even when the smelt is cooled after grilling it is unlikely to stiffen. This item has come to be called “sakura-boshi” because the white sesame sprinkled atop the smelt resembles scattered cherry blossom (sakura) petals.

Shishamo smelt is particularly high in DHA and EPA. 100g of shishamo smelt contains 2000mg DHA and 760mg EPA, while Pacific saury contains 1398mg and 844mg respectively, and Japanese pilchard contains just 1136mg and 381mg respectively.

Sugarlady’s seafood is acquired in season and processed right away, ensuring that you always receive the highest possible freshness and flavor. In addition, because this item comes frozen, it is easy to have plenty of it on hand at any time without worrying about it spoiling. Sugarlady’s seafood and other frozen products allow you to enjoy all sorts of delicious dishes made with real, nutritious ingredients whenever you desire, even on the busiest of days!

How to prepare

Defrost in the refrigerator. Then lightly grill each smelt on both sides, taking care that they not burn, and enjoy. Another easy way to prepare these smelt is to place them on aluminum foil in a toaster oven (1000w) and bake them for 3 to 4 minutes. It won’t take long for these smelt to cook thoroughly, so please be wary of overcooking.Note: While frozen, the starch on the surfaces of the smelt may turn white. This does not affect the quality of the item. Once the smelt has defrosted, the white portions of starch will become transparent.This item makes a great snack, and can also be served as an appetizer or side dish, or simply atop rice!

Ingredients & Nutrition

This product contains sakhalin shishamo smelt (male) (Iceland), sugar, table salt, white sesame, hon-mirin, dextrin..

Volume: 80g (about 8 fish)
Calories: 1 bag (80g) 281kcal
Protein: 20g
Fat: 9g
Carbohydrates: 31g
Sodium: 800mg
Salt Equivalent: 2.0g


This product is not suitable for anyone with allergies to sesame.

Other Information

The recommended shelf life for this product is 6 months.

Origin of ingredients

Origin of ingredients: Sakhalin shishamo smelt (Iceland). Prepared and packaged in Japan.

Specialty: Additive Free, Gluten-free, Non-GMO

Additional information


Additive Free, Gluten-free, Non-GMO

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