Ever since I moved to the west coast, I have been a die-hard sushi eater. I am a huge fan of spicy tuna, spicy shrimp, and spicy salmon rolls. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!!
Today, I am going to teach you how to make your favorite healthy sushi roll at home.
First, you need chopped raw tuna steak, shrimp, or salmon and mix them with a spicy low calorie sauce (I use a combination of two tablespoons of sriracha and a teaspoon of wasabi) in a large dish.
Next, take your already cooked Japanese short grain rice (the stickiest kind of rice) and spread it evenly on the non-shiny side of the nori (edible seaweed). You can either eat the sushi roll with rice on the inside or rice on the outside; totally your call.
Then, take the tuna, shrimp, or salmon and place it in a small line, along with any extras, like Japanese cucumbers, scallions, sesame seeds or avocado. Lastly, use a sushi mat, found at most grocery stores, to quickly roll the roll into a nice round circle. Use a sharp knife to evenly cut the roll into pieces. Then top each piece with a bit more of the spicy tuna, shrimp, or salmon to finish off the delicious dish. Yummy!!
To make a spicy tuna roll, check out the recipe below:
Sushi Dipping Sauce:
- 1 small shallot, minced
- 1 inch ginger, shredded
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon wasabi
- 1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1 small tuna steak (1/3 – 1/2 lb)
- 3 cups cooked sushi rice with 3 tablespoons seasoned (mirin) rice vinegar stirred in
- 3 half sheets nori
- sesame seeds to coat
- wasabi on the side (for taste)
What’s your favorite sushi roll? Have you ever tried making it at home?
September 29th, 2010