Simple and sublime. This seared tuna hits on all the flavor, texture and temperature notes. The quick, no-cook ponzu sauce is a make-at-home must. Japanese pantry essentials like mirin, rice wine vinegar and powdered dashi will get you to a big and bold ponzu sauce perfect for noodles, rice and this tuna!
Mirin is a type of rice wine that’s similar to sake with more sugar. Mirin also has a lower alcohol content than sake. If you don’t have mirin, you can substitute sake but add some additional sugar to make up for the sweetness mirin would have delivered.