Tender albacore sashimi brushed with a delicious sauce, this Garlic Soy Marinated Albacore is sure to make an impressive appetizer for a dinner party. Top it off with thinly sliced scallion and grated ginger.
When it comes to serving appetizer for a dinner party, I like to the idea of serving simple yet elegant dishes. Today’s recipe is this delicious Garlic Soy Marinated Albacore that looks fancy but incredibly easy to prepare.
How to Make Garlic Soy Marinated Albacore Sashimi
Albacore Tuna (shiro maguro) is sashimi-grade fish commonly used in sushi. It is very popular in Japanese restaurants due to the soft, buttery texture and mild flavor. Albacore differs from yellowfin and other tuna species because its meat is more white. In the U.S., it is the same tuna as the “white meat” canned tuna. Since the albacore sashimi flavor is mild, it absorbs other flavors very well. If you enjoy sashimi, albacore tuna is a wonderful choice to prepare at home. There are a number of online sources that offer frozen and fresh albacore which you can order easily.
For a simple appetizer, I sliced the albacore sashimi thinly, placed them on a plate and brushed with a garlic soy sauce. I then garnished the sashimi slices with grated ginger and scallions. Everything takes just about 10 minutes to put together. The albacore is light and tender, and it soaks up the wonderful flavor of the tangy garlicky sauce. If you have some masago on hand, you can also garnish the fish roes on top of the albacore slices for even more attractive presentation.
Light yet flavorful with a melt-in-mouth tenderness, this Garlic Soy Marinaded Albacore makes a perfect appetizer when you have some special guests in the house. Don’t forget to bring out some bubbly champaign or sake to enjoy!
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Garlic Soy Marinated Albacore
- 1 Tbsp yuzu-flavored tobiko (flying fish roe)
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Slice the garlic and scallion.
- Grate the ginger.
- In a small saucepan, heat the sesame oil over medium heat and add the garlic slices when the oil is hot.
- Cook the garlic until fragrant and add soy sauce.
- Bring the sauce to boil and lower the heat to simmer for 15-20 seconds. Remove from the heat.
- Cut the albacore tuna into about ¼ inch (6 mm) slices.
- Plate the tuna on a serving plate and brush the garlic sauce. Top with scallion and ginger and garnish with tobiko. Serve immediately.
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When we have a sudden craving for sashimi we usually buy from our local Japanese supermarkets. If you don't have a reliable shop to purchase quality sashimi nearby, we would recommend buying from Catalina Offshore online.
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