Spicy Tuna Roll Recipes
and A Keto Tuna Roll

Spicy tuna roll recipes can be made with the various types of tuna that are mixed with a hot pepper sauce.  And for a change, you could make a keto tuna roll and leave out the sushi rice.  This is a great sushi alternative for people on a low carb diet.

Spicy tuna roll recipes usually always come as a maki sushi roll which means to wrap or roll the sushi ingredients in seaweed.  Another alternative would be a spicy tuna hand roll which is more cone shaped, but contains the same ingredients.


Types of Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna - also known as Ahi and can grow close to 300 pounds. It is a very popular choice for sashimi and sushi as well.

Bigeye Tuna - can grow to approx. 400 pounds and is known for its big eyes. It is also called Ahi and is sought after for its great tasting red flesh. This tuna may be making a comeback after being over fished in the past.

Bluefin Tuna - the largest and long lived of the tuna family. Unfortunately, this tuna has faced over fishing due to being a sport fish and being prized for making sushi and sashimi.

Skipjack Tuna - one of the smallest tuna and is known as Aku in Hawaii. Dried skipjack is commonly used to make dashi in Japanese cooking.

Albacore Tuna - a smaller tuna species which has a lighter flesh than most tuna and is higher in Omega 3 fatty acids.

Canned Tuna - if you don't want to use raw fish, use canned tuna instead to make your spicy tuna roll recipes. That's the way my mother makes her sushi rolls along with using bright colored ingredients like carrots and paprika.

Spicy Tuna Roll Recipe
- Japanese Spicy Tuna Hand Rolls

Ingredients:

  • Sushi Rice
  •  (bowl of white rice, 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar, 1 tsp. organic sugar, and a pinch of sea salt)
  • 4 to 5 oz. Sushi Grade or High Quality Tuna
  • 1 Tbsp. of Japanese Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Masago or Fish Roe
  • Dried Organic Nori Seaweed Sheets (halved)
  • Organic Daikon Sprouts

Sushi Rice Tips

  • Use a high quality Japanese or an organic short-grain sushi rice. 
  • Wash the rice thoroughly with water (until water runs clear) before cooking.  And use an electric rice cooker for best results.
  • Use a high quality or organic Japanese rice vinegar.  Add the rice vinegar and other seasoning right after the rice is cooked.  Mix while rice is hot and then let rice cool.

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the steamed rice and seasonings.  Mix together with a rice paddle.  Set aside.
  2. Then finely chop the tuna and add to another bowl.  Add the mayo, Sriracha, and fish roe - mix together.
  3. Put 1/2 a sheet of nori (rough side facing up) on a sushi mat and slightly wet your hands with tepid water.
  4. Then gently spread rice to cover a little more than 1/3 of one end of the nori sheet.  Then add sprouts and spicy tuna diagonally on the rice.
  5. Lift the corner and fold seaweed over rice to form a triangle shape.  Then roll sushi to the other end of the Nori sheet.  Add a few grains of sushi rice to secure your spicy tuna roll recipe.

Keto Tuna Roll - One Maki Roll

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Organic Shredded Carrots
  • 1/3 Cup High Quality Tuna
  • Or 1 Small Can of Wild Caught Skipjack or Wild Caught Albacore Tuna (in olive oil)
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic or 100% Grass Fed Cream Cheese
  • Less than 1/4 Cup Organic Cucumber (peel, seed, & julienne)
  • 1/4 of an Organic Avocado (sliced)
  • Fresh Organic Cilantro
  • 1 Small Fermented Pickle (julienne)
  • 1 Organic Dried Nori Sheet

Keto Spicy Tuna Roll

All you have to do is make a spicy mayo sauce and mix it with your tuna to create a keto spicy tuna roll recipe.

Basic Spicy Tuna Sauce:  Mix together your favorite mayonnaise and your favorite hot sauce - that's it!

Of course, you only want to eat "oil-approved" mayonnaise these days which does not include unhealthy oils.

If you want a healthier spicy mayonnaise sauce, make your own homemade mayonnaise for your spicy tuna roll recipes.

Instructions:

  1. Put a sheet of nori seaweed (rough side facing up) on a bamboo sushi mat.
  2. A couple of inches from the edge of the Nori sheet closest to you - add the carrots, cucumber, avocado, pickles, tuna, cream cheese, and cilantro right down the middle of the Nori sheet.
  3. Slightly wet fingers with water and wet the far edge of the Nori sheet.
  4. Then slide your thumbs under the sushi mat and hold the sushi ingredients with the other fingers.  Lift up the sushi mat with your thumbs and come down in a rolling motion.
  5. Gently squeeze the sushi roll to compress ingredients.  Continue to roll by lifting the sushi mat with one of your hands and squeezing with the other hand while rolling to the end of Nori sheet.
  6. With the sushi mat completely wrapped around - gently squeeze to finish the sushi roll.  Unroll and slice into 8 pieces with a knife using a sawing motion.

Spicy Tuna Roll Recipe
- Spicy Tuna & Salmon Tartare

Ingredients: 

  • Thin Slices of Sushi Grade Tuna & Salmon (2 1/2 inches long)
  • Finely Chopped Spicy Tuna & Salmon Tartare
  • *Tartare is Flavored with a Tiny Bit of Sriracha, Dash of Soy Sauce, Squirt of Lime Juice, & Chopped Chives
  • Seasoned Sushi Rice
  • Thinly Sliced Organic Avocado
  • Long Strips of Nori Seaweed (1/3 of an inch wide)

This guy is a Master at making some of the most beautiful and eloquent sushi that I've ever seen! 

This spicy tuna roll recipe is also lower in carbs because of the small amount of sushi rice used in this recipe.

You could probably leave out the rice and replace it with chunks of avocado to make this a keto raw spicy roll.

Instructions:

  1. Create a small mound of sushi rice.  Wrap a thin slice of avocado around the mound of rice (green line of avocado facing up).
  2. Next wrap a tuna slice around the avocado slice.  Then secure with a strip of nori seaweed to hold together.  Repeat using a slice of salmon.
  3. Press rice down a little and add the tuna tartare on top of the salmon wrapped sushi roll.  And add salmon tartare on top of the tuna wrapped sushi roll.  Top both with chopped chives.

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