San-J Tamari and Barbeque Sauce add Delicious Flavor to Fish #Review

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Did you know that soy sauce has wheat in it? I didn’t. Did you know that Tamari doesn’t? I didn’t. I thought they were both the same.


Stupid me.



Now thanks to San-J Organic Tamari I have learned that there is a BIG difference. Tamari from San-J is deeply rich flavored and deliciously nuanced. When the hubby and I did a side by side taste test with the soy sauce we had in the ‘fridge there was no comparison. The Tamari was markedly better. It didn’t have that strong, astringent taste that comes from soy sauce. I could never take soy sauce as a condiment on rice or noodles; Tamari is perfect for that purpose. It will be what I buy in the future. It is also gluten free which is a plus for those of you with allergies.


San-J has a full line of delicious cooking sauces and I received 6 of them to try. You will eventually see them all in different recipes. Today it’s the Asian BBQ Sauce. This sauce was smoky and mildly sweet with just a touch of heat. I thought it would be perfect for some fish that I had from Anderson Seafoods – a new fish for me,  Australian Barramundi


The fish was mild, slightly fishy and a bit sweet. Neither one of us had ever heard of it or eaten it before and I thought something new would be fun. I marinated it for a bit (the photos were all blurry so I’m sorry I don’t have a picture “before”. I popped it into a preheated 350° oven for about 15 minutes and it came out perfectly cooked.



I cut the 8oz portion in half and it fed us just fine.


While the fish was cooking I took out some rice noodles.

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Cooking (?) these noodles is very easy – you just pour boiling water over them and let them sit for a few minutes until they soften up. They are very versatile and I love using them in a variety of Asian meals. They will soak up whatever sauce you put on them; I poured some of that delicious Tamari and let them sit while the fish was cooking.



I toasted some sesame seeds to add a bit a crunch and flavor.



Plating was simple; I put the fish on the noodles and dusted them with the toasted seeds.



I served the meal with broccoli and cauliflower roasted in a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.
It was a really yummy dinner. We were both impressed with how the Asian BBQ Sauce tasted homemade. It had no artificial aftertaste and it complimented the Barramundi perfectly. The mild heat was delightful on the fish. The Tamari on the noodles was a perfect accent. The rich tasting vegetables offered a counterpoint to the spice of the barbeque sauce.




We have a new fish to add to our diet. I’m glad I gave it a try!
I can’t wait to show you the other great cooking sauces from San-J. I have tried 4 of them so far and they have all been fantastic.


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Disclosure:  I received San-J products gratis. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free products. I received no monetary compensation for this post.  The Anderson Seafood links are affiliate links.

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