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Albacore Tuna Bowl びんちょう鮪の漬け丼

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  • 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. 

    Albacore Tuna Bowl and daikon pickle.

    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.

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    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. Simply defrost in the refrigerator for about 5-6 hours and it’s ready to enjoy.

    This rice bowl dish is flavored with soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sesame oil – the usual condiments for most Japanese meals. The meal is simple, yet make a quick special treat for the family at the end of a long day.

    Albacore Tuna Bowl and daikon pickles on a table.

    Albacore Tuna Bowls and daikon pickles on a table.

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    Albacore Tuna Bowl
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
    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. 
    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: over rice, salmon sashimi, tuna sashimi
    Servings: 2
    Author: Nami
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Albacore Tuna Bowl Ingredients
    2. To make the 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.

      Albacore Tuna Bowl 1
    3. Cut the scallion into fine slices, roll up the shiso leaves together and slice thinly, and grate the ginger.
      Albacore Tuna Bowl 2
    4. Slice the albacore tuna into about 1/2” thick slices and marinate in the sauce for 10 minutes.
      Albacore Tuna Bowl 3
    5. 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.
      Albacore Tuna Bowl 4
    Recipe Notes

    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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