A Sanma (サンマ / 秋刀魚) is a fish commonly found in most Asian cuisines. It is also known as the Pacific Saury or the Mackerel Pike.
Sanma, is one of the most prominent seasonal foods representing autumn in Japanese cuisine. It is most commonly served salted and grilled (broiled) whole, garnished with daikon oroshi (grated daikon) and served alongside a bowl of rice and a bowl of miso soup. Other condiments may include soy sauce, or lime, lemon, or other citrus juices. The intestines are bitter, but many people choose not to gut the fish, as many say its bitterness, balanced by the condiments, is part of the enjoyment.
- Sanma is used for fish meal and pet food in some Western countries.