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Hamachi Kama

February 08, 2022 1 min read

Hamachi Kama

Hamachi Kama, also knows as Grilled Yellowtail Collar is a delicious tender, meaty, flavorful abundance of goodness. 

The Hamachi collar which is discarded by most, is used by high end Japanese restaurants for a mouth watering dish packed full of flavor and tenderness. Pictured here from the incredible Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey restaurant in Palm Springs (if you haven't been it is absolutely worth a visit). It is easy to prepare and make, and definitely provides wow factor for your guests. 

My recipe below is for 4 collars (1 per person). I suggest marinating a day in advance so the collars are well coated and flavorful. 



  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup mirin or rice wine vinegar 
  • 1 cup soy 
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup 

What to do....

  • Mix marinade together.
  • Add marinate and collars together in a large bowl with a lid making sure all the collars are fully covered. Turn from time to time over a 24 hour period to ensure flavor is spread evenly.
  • When ready to cook pour the marinade into a pot and reduce down by 1/2.
  • Pat the collars dry with a paper towel and coat with either a light layer of sesame oil, or an oil of your choice.
  • Grill over a high heat basting with the reduced marinade. Cook for 12-20 mins until the collars are cooked through and slightly crispy. 
  • Serve with any remaining sauce poured over......