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tuna simmered in soy sauce

  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 255 kcal
  • Total Time: 45 m
    • Prep: 5 m
    • Cook: 40 m
  • Japanese: Maguro no nimono
Tuna Simmered in Soy Sauce


  • 300 g raw tuna
  • 840 ml water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 120 ml sake or white wine
Step 1

step 1:

Cut the tuna into bite-size pieces.

Step 2

step 2:

Pour 240 ml of the water into a pan and bring to a boil. Add the tuna and remove from the heat after the tuna changes color.

Step 3

step 3:

Drain. Put the tuna into a bowl filled with 480 ml of the water. Clean any scum off the tuna.

Step 4

step 4:

Pour the sake (or white wine) and the remaining 120 ml of water into the pan. Add the sugar, soy sauce and tuna. Put some aluminum foil over the tuna inside the pan. Simmer on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes.

Maguro no nimono


This dish using soy sauce and alcohol highly reduces the fish smell. The dish is best served with Japanese sake or shōchū and steamed rice.