Sardine Crisps with Caramelised Soy Sauce

Sardine Crisps with Caramelised Soy Sauce

Bite sized fillets of sardine fried until crisp and served with a soy sauce and mirin glaze. Serve as canapes or small snacks. Part of our series of Japas (Japanese tapas recipes for chefs).

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  • Serves10
  • Preparation Time45 mins
  • Cooking Time45 mins

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy152 Kcals
  • Protein10.4g
  • Carbohydrates9.7g
  • Fat7.2g


  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • A handful of rocket leaves
  • 30 fresh sardines
  • 3-4 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 20 ml Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 20 ml sake
  • 40 ml mirin
  • 30 tortilla crisps
  • 90 g yoghurt
  • freshly ground black pepper


Wash and halve the cherry tomatoes (or quarter if large). Wash the rocket, dab the sardines dry and fillet them.

Coat the sardine fillets in flour and shallow-fry them in hot oil. Add the soy sauce, sake and mirin and cook until caramelised.

Top the tortilla crisps with rocket, sardines and tomatoes. Add yoghurt and season with pepper. Serve immediately.

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