FŪMI Meat Seasoning

with FŪMI Japanese 7 Spice Togarashi Blend

Shichimi Togarashi, also known as Japanese 7 Spice, is a classic spice blend that brings together seven distinct flavors to provide a vibrant, aromatic, and slightly spicy kick. Using the FŪMI Japanese 7 Spice Togarashi Blend on meats imparts an authentic Japanese flavor, making it perfect for grilling, broiling, or pan-frying. This recipe can be used for a variety of meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or even fish.

10' (plus marinating time)




  • 2 lbs (900g) meat (chicken thighs, beef steaks, pork chops, or fish fillets)
  • 2-3 teaspoons FŪMI Japanese 7 Spice Togarashi Blend (adjust according to preference)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake or dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon grated ginger for an added zing


  1. Prepare the Marinade: In a mixing bowl, combine the FŪMI Japanese 7 Spice Togarashi Blend, soy sauce, sake, mirin, sesame oil, minced garlic, and grated ginger (if using). Whisk well until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  2. Marinate the Meat: Place the meat in a large zip-top bag or shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the meat, ensuring each piece is well coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight for better flavor infusion.
  3. Preheat Your Cooking Equipment: Depending on your choice:
    • For grilling: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
    • For pan-frying: Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat and add a touch of oil.
    • For broiling: Preheat your oven's broiler.
  1. Cook the Meat: Remove the meat from the marinade and shake off any excess.
    • Grilling: Grill the meat for a few minutes on each side until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Cooking times vary depending on the meat's thickness and type.
    • Pan-frying: Fry the meat in the preheated skillet, turning occasionally, until fully cooked.
    • Broiling: Place the meat on a broiling pan and broil in the oven, turning once, until done.
  1. Serve: Once cooked to your preference, transfer the meat to a plate, and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute. Slice (if necessary) and serve.


  • The FŪMI Japanese 7 Spice Togarashi Blend gives the meat a rich, aromatic, and slightly spicy undertone that is iconic in many Japanese dishes.
  • Pair this seasoned meat with steamed rice, pickled vegetables, or a fresh salad to complete the meal.

Enjoy your meat seasoned with the authentic flavors of FŪMI Japanese 7 Spice Togarashi Blend! This recipe is sure to transport your taste buds to the heart of Japan.