Friday, February 6, 2009

Mochiko Fish

Imagine this . . . I don't really like fish. But I loved, loved, loved this dish so much, that I had to stop eating my dinner to set up these pieces so that I could get a shot to post on this blog. The recipe is from Hawaii's Best Local Dishes by Jean Watanabe Hee.

Marinate 1 to 2 pounds mahimahi or other white fish in marinade for 3 to 4 hours or overnight in refrigerator. Wendell said the marinade comes out really thick and pasty, but it waters down after awhile.

4 T mochiko
4 T cornstarch
2 T flour
4 T sugar
1 t salt
2 T shoyu
1 egg, beaten
1 t chopped green onion
1 clove garlic, minced

Heat about 2 T of oil in a pan and fry fish on medium heat. It was really good, something like mochiko chicken.


Betty Townsend said...

I bought this cookbook. I need to try some of these recipes. I just never think about it. This fish looks really good!

Unknown said...

Is this book still in publication?

jalna said...

Tippy: It is still available, and in fact blogger buddy Betty from Sacramento ordered it online.

Betty Townsend said...

I got my copy from

da CHEF said...

this book is still do i know coz i live in hawaii and you can buy them even at Wal-Mart, KMart, & Target

even in the japanese ABC shops where tourist go for one stop shop for all things hawaiian that none of us buy or use even in our daily lives....basically its a tourist trap...all cities & towns have tourist trap stores wherever you go....

your best bet to get this book at

Mutual Publishing
1215 center street suite 210
honolulu, hawaii 96816
ph: 808-732-1709
fax: 808-734-4094

this is straight from the cookbook
coz i just cooked something today from it....

jalna said...

Hey da Chef, thanks for the info!

Kay said...

Thank you very much! This does sound very ono for the ono. I will try it!

jalna said...

You're welcome, Kay!