The main ingredient for this episode is Spanish mackerel. Spanish mackerel is known in Japanese as sawara, and is beloved as a sign of spring. We will sauté it with butter and soy sauce for a Japanese-style sauce. For the side dish, Rika makes two easy spring dishes. For the first, she cooks freshly picked green peas and bacon with rice for an easy and delicious rice dish that combines the aroma of the peas with the rich flavor of the bacon. She also makes salad-style tempura with lots of seasonal... [see more] vegetables for a casual yet delicious side dish full of the flavors of spring in Japan.