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Sushi 101, Class 3: Yellowtail Collars, Head and Tail

Hamachi Fish

Yellowtail fishing can be a dream come true on any

Saturday morning, especially if you manage to catch

a couple. Last Saturday, that's what happened to me,

fishing off La Jolla. As usual, I couldn't wait to get

home to grill up some hamachi fish.

My new recipe grills my fresh caught yellowtail

collars and its head. I eaten both before. The end

result is delicate, gelatinous, and juicy beyond belief.

Also, watch the video to be surprised at how my

dinner guests enjoyed eating various parts of the

hamachi fish yellowtail head, including the eyeballs...

For more yellowtail recipes, check out Fisherman's Belly yellowtail recipe section.

Hamachi Fish, Collars, Head and Tail (serves 4)

1 yellowtail collar, scaled, cleaned and cut in half

1 yellowtail head, cleaned and cut in half

1 yellowtail tail section cleaned and scaled

1 cup of soy sauce

6 tablespoons of molasses

1 lemon, juiced

¼ cup vegetable oil

Kosher salt

Butter knife

Application brush

Get Ready To Start Cook Hamachi Fish

1. First, preheat your grill until you reach 500F.

2. Start by brushing and applying vegetable oil to the

skin of the yellowtail collars, head and tail.

3. Next, create soy sauce marinade and baste by

mixing the soy sauce, fresh lemon juice and molasses.

Now, pour into two separate containers while creating

one for the marinading and one for basting.

4. Start brushing on the marinade to the flesh side of

the collars and head of the yellowtail until completely

coated. Remember while applying the marinade, not

to marinade the already oiled skin. Discard the

remaining soy marinade.

5. And now start grilling the head, collars, and tail for

about 4-5 minutes on each side while achieving good

color and caramelization.

6. Finally, place in a serving platter and then pour the

second container of soy marinade baste over the

hamachi fish. Enjoy.

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Meet The



I'm a fisherman and a cook, and I love to do both. My name is Yanni and welcome to my website, Fisherman's Belly. Here, using your fresh fish and everyday ingredients, you can learn to cook hand-crafted easy fish recipes. 

See you on the water and in the kitchen. Yanni

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