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Sun's Korean Marinating Sauce

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"My father used to catch albacore and our Korean neighbor, Sun, gave us this fantastic recipe. My parents would marinate the fish and then broil or barbecue it."
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3 h servings 300
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Rub the albacore steaks with 4 tablespoons sugar. Allow to sit 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. In a shallow bowl, mix the remaining sugar, toasted sesame seeds, green onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Place the albacore steaks in the mixture, and marinate 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  4. Preheat the oven broiler.
  5. Discard marinade, and place the albacore steaks on a baking sheet. Broil to desired doneness in the preheated oven.


  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 300 calories; 10.1 22.8 29.1 51 1846 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made this for Valentine's and it was excellent. I used it with Ahi Tuna and broiled for 8-10 min on each side and it turned out perfect. We really enjoyed this.

Most helpful critical review

I enjoyed this recipe, and served-it with pasta with tuna and green olive tomato sauce. The pasta sauce had the more dominant flavor but the light-tasting marinated albacore tuna played a great ...

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I made this for Valentine's and it was excellent. I used it with Ahi Tuna and broiled for 8-10 min on each side and it turned out perfect. We really enjoyed this.

This was the first time that I had ever made tuna. I did not have any ginger, and I used a bit less Splenda instead of sugar, and it was still very good. Thank you for the recipe. I will make...

The flavor of this is fantastic! I cooked the remaining marinade to use as a sauce when the fish came off the grill. I was amazed that the amount of sugar used did not make the sauce overly sw...

this was the best tuna my wife and I have eaten.

Instead of using this recipe as a marinade, I used it as a dipping sauce. We bought some fresh yellowfin tuna from the fish market and grilled it until just seared on the outside (still rare in...

the flavor is just amazing in this marinade. it makes me want to eat tuna for EVERY meal. just perfect!

I cut the sugar back to about half a tbsp, and that was plenty sweet enough for us. This was absolutely the best tuna marinade I have ever tasted. Really outstanding. I cooked the tuna on the Fo...

Used this as a sauce on top of yellowfin tuna. It was delicious. I didn't marinade it and I did add just a tablespoon of brown sugar and a splash of orange juice. I also grated the ginger so ...

I used this marinade on Trader Joe's Mahi Mahi pieces. (A great fish bargain, btw.) It tasted authentic, and my husband thought I had used bottled marinade. I used low sodium soy sauce and stil...