How to Make Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

How to Make Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

This spicy tuna sushi roll recipe is one of the best tuna sushi roll recipes I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. The spicy tuna mixed with the fresh, crunchy, sweet cucumber strips, and the rich flavor of the toasted sesame seeds create a flavor that is pleasing to almost any tuna sushi roll palette.  This spicy tuna sushi roll recipe can be served with the sesame seeds on top, or substituted with masago, as well as garnished by ginger, wasabi, or spicy mayo.

Equipment Needed:

  • Sushi Mat
  • Wet Sharp Serrated Knife
  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag
  • Clean wet rag

Ingredients:

  • Nori (1/2 Sheet)
  • Sushi Rice (Prepared; One Palmful)
  • Roughly Chopped Yellow Fin Tuna (1/2 cup)
  • Cucumber Slices (1/4” thick and the length of the roll)
  • Srirachi Hot Sauce (to taste)

Optional Ingredients:

  • Wasabi
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Spicy Mayo

Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll Topping: Toasted sesame seeds and black sesame seeds

Toasted Seasame seeds for topping a Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

Toasted Seasame seeds for topping a Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

Black Sesame Seeds for Spicy Tuna Roll

Black Sesame Seeds for Spicy Tuna Roll

Cucumbers for Spicy Tuna Roll

Cucumbers for Spicy Tuna Roll


Presentation: Square white plates make this dish pop. My favorite ones have reservoirs along the side for wasabi to give this dish and extra kick, and pickled ginger for a tangy bite.


Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

Make sure that the sushi mat is tucked into a clean one-gallon plastic zip lock style bag prior to creating the salmon roll to ensure that the sushi prepared rice does not stick to the mat. Start off with a half sheet of Nori, and add a small handful of sushi prepared rice. Add a generous helping of the toasted golden and black sesame seeds, press down gently and flip the roll over so that it is Nori side up. Roughly chop the yellow fin tuna and add srirachi hot sauce to taste. I purchased my tuna previously frozen at sea in a vacuum pack, and use leftover pieces from other sushi and sashimi rolls. Make sure to uniformly place the yellow fin tuna across the entirety of the roll. Add srirachi hot sauce to taste.

Yellow Fin Tuna for Sushi Rolls

Yellow Fin Tuna for Sushi Rolls

Place the cucumber slices in the center of the spicy tuna roll to cover the length of the roll. The cucumber slices mellows the spiciness of the tuna and gives the roll a nice crunch and crispiness. The goal is to have even amounts of both in each piece of sushi. I roll the filling with my fingers, press it down and then roll it over to seal it, and then press it down again so that it is firmed up. Now it is time to cut this delicious spicy tuna sushi roll. Make sure to have the clean, wet rag on hand so that the knife can be wiped between cuts.

Yellow Fin Tuna Loin for Sashimi and Sushi

Yellow Fin Tuna Loin for Sashimi and Sushi

Cut the sushi roll in half, and wipe the knife. Line up the sushi rolls and cut again and then once again ensuring uniformly sized pieces. This roll is absolutely stunning with the yellow fin tuna, and beautiful sesame seed topping. Consider serving this roll with mayo, masago, or additional toasted sesame seeds. Wasabi, pickled ginger, and spicy mayo are a must have for this delectable delight.

How to Make Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll

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