Horse Mackerel from Fukuoka
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About Sanma = Pike Mackerel
Sanma used to be the fish of the common people when I was a child. It would be the main dish of the dinner table so often that I used to complain "Agai--n?!?". It has since then become more expensive. Nowadays, we get excited waiting for the appearance towards the end of the summer, but it is a fish symbolizing the season of fall (Global climate change is here also changing things...). It is very nice raw, but the best is just grilled (with its guts intact).