Misoyaki Sauce

Active Time: N/ATotal Time15 MIN
Yield: Serves : Makes 1 3/4 cups

At Liholiho Yacht Club in San Francisco, chef Ravi Kapur makes an array of sauces that he uses in numerous ways. This simple sauce, a sweet-savory combination of mirin, sake, miso and sugar, doubles as a marinade for tuna belly and as a sauce for creamy avocado. Just a little dab goes a long way.Slideshow: More Sauces


  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1/2 cup white miso
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Sliced avocado, for serving

How to Make It


In a small saucepan, combine the mirin and sake and boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the miso and sugar and simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar, until slightly thickened. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool completely. Serve drizzled over sliced avocado.

Make Ahead


The sauce can be used as a marinade for tuna steaks; cover the fish with it and refrigerate for 1 hour before cooking to your liking.

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