Misoyaki Sauce

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.
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  • Servings: Makes 1 3/4 cups
  • Time(Other): plus cooling
KEY: Fast, Vegetarian

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

How to make this recipe

  1. 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 misoyaki sauce can be refrigerated for 2 weeks.


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.

Contributed By Published July 2016

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