Sardine Teriyaki

Main Course

Who doesn’t like teriyaki? I’d say nobody!! Teriyaki is not only for chicken and salmon. It goes incredibly well with sardines too. So why not try and see for yourself!

Ingredients (Servings 2)

  • 4 sardine fillet
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Powder sardine fillet with potato starch and shake off the excess starch.
  2. Heat cooking oil in a pan and fry/grill sardine fillet until golden brown. You don’t need to use a lot of cooking oil to deep fry the fish but use generous amount (about 5-6 tablespoons depending on the size of the pan) to fry grill the fish.
  3. In a separate pan, add sake, mirin, soy sauce and sugar to make teriyaki sauce. Heat on medium high until reduced and thickened.
  4. Add the fried sardine fillet back in the pan, pour over the sauce, and serve!


  • Potato starch can be replaced with corn starch.
  • Sake can be replaced with white wine or water.
  • In the original video, it is “kabayaki”, not “teriyaki”. Both are pretty much the same, made of same ingredients. We use kabayaki for eels, and they comment in the video that this recipe is just as good or even better than eel kabayaki, but a lot more affordable, as eels are pricey! And yes, both my husband and I agreed they taste quite similar!!

Where is this recipe from?

Kottaso Recipe, a popular YouTuber duo with more than 700k subscribers. They have mouth watering recipes and their videos have English subs so please check them out!