I have a love-hate relationship with Saba (mackerel) fish. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I don’t. Most times I do, depending on my mood. The same can’t be said about my relationship with fried chicken or hainanese curry png. I always love fried chicken and hainanese curry png. There’s no two ways about it.
Eating fish is “supposed to be” a healthy affair. Fish is good for you yes, but before you order that saba fish set from the food court Japanese stall, have you wondered how it is prepared? Peep into their kitchen next time you order Japanese food and you’ll most probably see the cook drop a perfect saba fish into the deep fryer. Yes, most of these “healthy” saba sets are deep fried to save time.
The fish above was airfried for 8 minutes. No oil was added and the “fishy smell” wasn’t too bad at all as compared to panfrying. There was minimal clean up (just soak the airfryer basket, wash and go!) and the fish came out perfect. With the Philips Airfryer, I never cook fish any other way, unless if the fish is too big to fit, then I use the oven.
The fish was moist and flaked beautifully. If you prefer, you can add some grated ginger plus ginger juice to your teriyaki sauce. I left that out because I was pressed for time, but this fish was still amazing and flavourful as it is. I’ll never order deep fried saba fish outside ever again. This is the absolute best way to enjoy fish.. lightly prepared with zero oil. Try this, I promise you won’t be disappointed!