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yellowtail slices with oranges on white plate

Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño

Valentina K. Wein
Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño is a delightful fresh appetizer that bursts with delicious sweet and spicy flavors. Presented with Mandarin oranges, it's a stunning dish that will definitely wow your guests.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Marinating 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2
Calories 153 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper pulp (super finely grated)
  • ¼ teaspoon chili paste
  • tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Mandarin orange juice juice (or other orange juice you love)
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • teaspoons grapeseed oil
  • 5 to 6 ounces sushi grade Yellowtail, very thinly sliced
  • 2 Mandarin oranges or another orange you love, peeled and sliced horizontally, into about ¼-inch rounds


  • Use a fine grater to purée the jalapeño into pulp, keeping the seeds out. (Ideally use a microplane zester.)
  • In a small bowl, combine the jalapeño, chili paste, vinegar, orange juice and sugar. Then whisk in the oil.
  • Add the Yellowtail to the marinade, cover tightly, and let it marinate in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
  • Arrange the Yellowtail and orange slices on two plates and drizzle with any remaining marinade.


Calorie count is only an estimate.
Keywords appetizers for parties, fish for dinner party
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