Easy Japanese Style Hamachi Recipe

There is nothing so beautiful as a fresh piece of Hamachi or yellowtail. Prepared simply and served with citrusy ponzu sauce this recipe is a no mess no fuss way of enjoying all of the delicate flavors of this buttery white fish. I recommend pairing it with a dry sake and some Japanese pickled veggies with rice when you enjoy this easy weeknight dish!



  • Hamachi fillets
  • Nonstick pan
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 Knob of ginger sliced into rounds
  • Oil (cooking spray works just fine)
  • Ponzu sauce
  • Lemon (optional)


  1. Slice your fish into 3-4 inch steaks and lightly salt on all sides.
  2. Carefully coat all sides of fish with flour and gently shake off the excess.
  3. Heat your nonstick pan over medium-high heat, once the pan is hot add oil pan and add ginger and garlic.
  4. Swirl Ginger and garlic and immediately add fish into the pan gently (skin side down if you have your skin still attached)
  5. Cook on each side until lightly browned.
  6. Once cooked remove and serve immediately with ponzu sauce and a wedge of lemon (discard garlic and ginger).
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