Grilled Hamachi Recipe

Drizzle a little bit of oil on your Hamachi collars just before placing them on the grill. Place your fish on the grill, flesh side down and skin side up. Grill your collars for 5-7 minutes on the flesh side, flip them over and grill them for 2-3 minutes on the skin side.

Hamachi Kama or Yellowtail Collar.

Grilled Hamachi Collar with Ponzu Dipping Sauce 🔗


Total: 0 45min0

Serving Size: 1 of 6 servings

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 1 of 6 servings, calories 168, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Carbohydrate 4g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Protein 20g, Cholesterol 42mg, Sodium 1000mg


  • 1/2 cup ponzu
  • 1/4 cup mirin 
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce 
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger 
  • Sambal oelek (an Asian chili paste)
  • 2 hamachi collars (about 1/2 pound each)
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing 
  • One 2-inch piece daikon radish, peeled and finely grated 
  • 2 or 3 shiso leaves, chopped, optional


  1. For the dipping sauce: Mix together the ponzu, mirin, soy sauce and ginger in a small bowl. Add sambal oelek to taste. Set aside half of the sauce for brushing on the fish as it grills.
  2. For the fish: Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium heat and brush with oil so the fish doesn’t stick. Brush the fish on both sides with dipping sauce and grill for 20 to 25 minutes, flipping and brushing with sauce every 5 minutes. When done, the fish should be crispy and nicely charred and the flesh cooked through. The best way check for doneness is to insert the tip of a knife or a cake tester into the flesh, then pull it out and hold it to your wrist; it should feel warm. When it does, you’re ready!
  3. Mix the grated daikon and shiso in a small bowl.
  4. Serve the fish with the dipping sauce and daikon mixture on the side. If you like, add some of the daikon mixture to the dipping sauce. 


Is yellowtail good to grill?

Grilling yellowtail is actually quite simple; the key is to avoid overcooking the fish. Lightly coat the fish in olive oil, season with kosher salt and pepper, and grill over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, adding a dollop of maitre’d butter about a minute before taking the fish off the grill.

What do you eat with hamachi?

Hamachi sashimi: Sashimi is a thinly sliced raw fish or meat dish that is served in Japan. It is typically eaten with a variety of garnishes and sauces, such as soy sauce, ponzu, freshly grated ginger, wasabi, and daikon radish.

Is hamachi good to eat?

Grilled Hamachi Kama is a traditional rustic dish that only requires four ingredients to prepare. Of all the fish we eat in Japan, Hamachi (,, ) is a favorite among home cooks and professional chefs alike. It is also known as yellowtail collar.

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