Marinated Tuna (Maguro Zuke)

Marinated Tuna (Maguro Zuke)

This is just tuna sashimi flavored with soy sauce and drizzled with olive oil, but it tastes amazing! It goes well with Italian, French, and even curry dishes!

Ingredients: 4 to 6 servings

Lean tuna (maguro, sashimi grade)
about 250 g (about 50 g per person)
Soy sauce
50 ml
25 ml
Black pepper
to taste
Extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon per serving
Broccoli sprouts
to taste


1. Use the tuna sashimi offcuts sold at the supermarket (use 'chuutoro' medium-fatty tuna if you can). The offcuts vary in size, so cut it up into even bite-sized pieces if possible (but you don't have to be precise).
2. Marinate the tuna in the soy sauce and mirin, and mix well to make sure the flavors are evenly absorbed. You don't need to marinate it for a long time (just a minute is enough).
3. Once it's evenly mixed, drain off the liquid, add black pepper and mix again. Transfer to serving plates, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and it's done! I topped with some broccoli sprouts as a garnish.

Story Behind this Recipe

My friend taught me this way of eating tuna, and adapted it to my taste. It's now a family favorite!