Umami Sardines in Traditional Teriyaki Sauce
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About this Product
Available exclusively at participating Costco warehouses in the US, Kuze Fuku & Sons Umami Sardines in Traditional Teriyaki Sauce offers a unique and authentic flavored snack for home or on the go. These sardines can be enjoyed any time of the day, as is, or as an ingredient in your meal or recipe. Prepared with a traditionally-crafted marinade, these ready-to-eat sardines are expertly produced through a tried and true process of drying, grilling, boiling, and marinating. The process also softens the bones, making the entire fish edible. The result is a rich, authentic, umami flavor expected by connoisseurs of traditional Japanese cuisine.
These sardines can be enjoyed at breakfast, or in the evening as part of a small dish served with alcohol. They are an ideal choice while out on the trail or in camp. High in protein, they are an excellent alternative to jerky, yet more nutritious, with ample amounts of calcium, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12, and minerals.
Benefits of Umami Sardines in Traditional Teriyaki Sauce
- Ready to eat right out of the package.
- An easy-to-eat snack for any time of the day, at home, on the go, on the trail, or in camp.
- Rich in vitamins and minerals, with 19.9 grams of protein per serving.
- Marinated in a traditionally crafted sauce, resulting in a rich umami flavor.
- Can be used in a wide variety of recipes and in both Western and traditional Japanese dishes.
Product Type: Costco Exclusive Product
Shipping Weight: 17.6 oz
PRODUCT OF JAPAN
The Making of Umami Sardines in Traditional Teriyaki Sauce
This carefully crafted process results in a unique and authentic umami and sweet soy sauce flavor for a delicious snack or to complement your meal or recipe.
1. The Iwashi sardines are fished out of Chiba Prefecture’s port of Choshi, a city famous for its fishing industry and its soy sauces.
2. To obtain the maximum umami flavor possible, our Iwashi sardines are first gutted and the head removed before drying and grilling.
3. The Iwashi sardines are next skewered and arranged on racks for drying. The drying process is done at a temperature of 77-82°F, lasting two hours.
4. The dried Iwashi sardines are next kept on the skewers and grilled on both sides for 4 minutes at a temperature of 390°F.
5. After grilling, the sardines already have a rich umami flavor, but the process is not finished yet. They are removed from the skewers and placed in baskets for boiling.
6. The baskets of sardines are placed in large vats of water, where they are boiled, softening the bones.
7. Next, the sardines are simmered in a traditional sweet soy sauce marinade unique to the port of Choshi.
8. The simmered sardines are removed from the marinade revealing a shiny, golden brown coat on the fish.
9. Finally, the sardines are packaged and readied for shipment.
INGREDIENTS: Sardines, Sugar, Soy Sauce (defatted soybeans, wheat, salt, soy alcohol), Reduced Starch Syrup (tapioca starch, corn starch), Mirin (sticky rice, rice, malted rice, alcohol, syrup, glucose), Vinegar (alcohol), Plum Vinegar (plums, salt), Bonito Flakes Extract (dried bonito extract, sweet potato starch, salt, kelp extract, bonito extract, yeast extract), Fish Sauce (anchovy, salt), Corn Starch (corn, sulfur dioxide), Yeast Extract (yeast extract, dextrin), Agar (gracilaria)
CONTAINS: FISH (SARDINES, BONITO, ANCHOVY) WHEAT, SOYBEANS