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The Ultimate Guide to Making a Delicious Spicy Tuna Hand Roll

spicy tuna hand roll

Ingredients and Preparation

Essential Ingredients for Spicy Tuna Hand Rolls

  • Sushi-grade tuna

  • Sushi rice

  • Nori sheets

  • Avocado

  • Cucumber

  • Cilantro

  • Mushrooms

  • Green onion

  • Sesame seeds

  • Hot sauce (like sriracha)

  • Spicy mayo

  • Sesame oil

  • Rice vinegar

  • Sugar (or mirin, if preferred)

To make spicy tuna, combine sushi-grade tuna, green onion, hot sauce, and sesame seeds to create the spicy tuna mixture.

Preparing Sushi Rice with Rice Vinegar

The Importance of Sushi Rice in Hand Rolls

  • Rinse the sushi rice in a fine mesh strainer until the water runs clear.

  • Cook the rice according to package instructions.

  • While the rice is still warm, season it with a mixture of rice vinegar, sugar, and a little salt. Gently fold to combine without mashing the grains. Let it cool to room temperature before assembling the rolls.

Crafting the Spicy Tuna Filling

Mixing the Spicy Tuna Filling

In a bowl, mix finely chopped sushi-grade tuna with spicy mayo, a dash of sriracha, minced green onion, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and a few drops of sesame oil. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

Assembling the Spicy Tuna Hand Roll

Laying the Foundation with Nori Seaweed

  • Place a half sheet of nori on a flat surface, trimming the end

  • Hold Nori sheet with rough side up and thumb on top

Adding the Filling and Sushi Rice

  • Add 1 tablespoon of rice and 1 tablespoon of spicy tuna mixture

  • Add avocado, mushrooms, cucumber, and cilantro on top of the tuna

  • Roll the nori into a cone shape, sealing the edge with water

For better flavor and texture, use sushi-grade tuna in your spicy tuna mixture.

Once you have added the fillings, roll the nori into a cone shape to create your spicy tuna rolls, sealing the edge with water.

Tips for Making Perfect Spicy Tuna Hand Rolls

Avoiding Common Mistakes and Troubleshooting

  • Use sushi-grade tuna for an even better flavor and texture

  • Add some color to your temaki by including julienned cucumber or carrots, sprouts, or green onion

  • Scrape tuna with a spoon to preserve flavor and texture

  • Avoid chopping tuna with a knife

Serving and Enjoying Your Spicy Tuna Hand Roll

Cooking and Serving Your Hand Roll

  • Dip in soy sauce and enjoy immediately

  • Serve with a side of wasabi and pickled ginger


Mastering the Art of Spicy Tuna Hand Rolls

  • With these tips and ingredients, you’ll be well on your way to making delicious spicy tuna hand rolls

  • Experiment with different ingredients and flavors to make the recipe your own

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