Grilled Red Fish Marinated in Sake Lees (Akauo Kasuzuke) is a wonderful dish. It uses a simple marinade, but is full of flavour. You will definitely taste alcohol, but the sweetened alcohol-based marinade is full of umami and adds a complex flavour to the fish.
The marinade made with sake lees is called ‘kasudoko’ (粕床) in Japanese. It is very similar to Pork Kasuzuke marinade, but the flavour and the texture are slightly different. The kasudoko for Pork Kasuzuke has more sugar, and it is marginally softer….