If you’re a fan of sashimi, you will enjoy this albacore tuna bowl. In this recipe, the soft tender albacore tuna is lightly flavored with a soy sesame sauce and served over rice. It’s a simple meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Did you know troll-caught or pole-caught pacific albacore tuna (びんちょうマグロ) is considered sustainable and environmentally friendly (read more)? There is a misconception about the quality of albacore tuna because it is used in canned tuna. However, albacore tuna is really delicious with a mild flavor and tender texture when served as sashimi or sushi. I also like that it is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids than other tuna species.
Watch How to Make Albacore Tuna Bowl びんちょう鮪の漬け丼の作り方
Soft tender albacore tuna sashimi marinated in soy sesame sauce served over rice. Garnish with shiso and scallion.
Albacore Tuna Bowl (びんちょう鮪の漬け丼) is very easy to prepare. I use MSC Certified sashimi grade albacore tuna that’s vacuum sealed for this dish (available on my online sashimi store Fish for Sushi.com). Simply defrost in refrigerator for about 5-6 hours and it’s ready to enjoy.
This rice bowl dish is flavored with with soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sesame oil – the usual condiments for most of Japanese meals. The meal is simple, yet make a quick special treat for the family at the end of a long day.
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- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp mirin
- 1 Tbsp sake
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
Gather all the ingredients.
To make sauce, combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and transfer the sauce into a small bowl, set on ice over a larger bowl.
Cut the scallion into fine slices, roll up the shiso leaves together and slice thinly, and grate the ginger.
Slice the albacore tuna into about 1/2” thick slices and marinate in the sauce for 10 minutes.
To serve, put steamed rice in bowls, sprinkle shredded nori and sesame seeds, and place sliced albacore tuna. Garnish with scallion, shiso leaves, ginger, and wasabi.
Frozen rice: It's always nice to have frozen rice which you can defrost in microwave for a few minutes. To learn how to freeze rice, click here.
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