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It's sugar-coated dried sardines which is one of Japanese New Year's dishes.


  • 2 oz dried sardines
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 tsp white sesame seeds


Put dried sardines in a skillet and stir-fry for a few minutes on medium heat. Set aside. Put sugar, soy sauce, and mirin in a skillet and bring to a boil on medium heat. When it's thickened, add dried sardines. Stop the heat and stir well. Sprinkle sesame seeds. Spread it on a tray to cool.

Makes 4 servings

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