You can easily make your own spicy tuna recipe at home with a few easy to find ingredients! Ready in 15 minutes or less and full of spicy, refreshing flavor, you will never overpay for prepared sushi again!
Confession time – I have a serious addiction to sushi. And, when I say serious addiction, I mean it’s almost to the point of ridiculous. But still, I have zero shame in my sushi game.
I eat sushi about 7 times a week. As you can imagine, my little habit could get ludicrously expensive if I insisted on ordering out or purchasing prepared sushi.
Enter homemade sushi. It is a game-changer, friends! Same fresh taste, even MORE flavor and all at a FRACTION of the price.
Finely diced, vibrant, sashimi-grade tuna tossed in a fiery chili sriracha sauce and sprinkled with delicate scallions, nutty sesame seeds and pops of masago. Finished with a generous drizzle of creamy spicy mayonnaise this tuna is packed with protein and flavor!
It’s versatile, refreshing, perfectly spicy and 100% satisfying! Plus, this recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients and can be prepared in 15 minutes or less!
If you love spicy tuna sushi but hate the price tag, this homemade spicy tuna recipe is for you!
Spicy tuna is a Japanese sushi staple made of diced sashimi-grade tuna, spicy sauce and optional flavoring ingredients such as green onions and sesame seeds.
Spicy tuna is extremely versatile and can be served in numerous ways.
A spicy tuna bowl is a deconstructed version of the spicy tuna sushi roll. Made with spicy tuna served on top of sushi rice, a tuna bowl can also include fresh vegetables and multiple sauces such as eel sauce.
Spicy tuna is a great dish for sushi newbies! Spicy tuna tastes mild and fresh in flavor with a slightly spicy kick and has a soft, melt in your mouth texture.
Spicy tuna does not actually contain any mayonnaise. The spicy sauce, referred to as spicy mayonnaise, ‘dynamite’ sauce or ‘volcano’ sauce, is made with sriracha and Japanese mayonnaise and traditionally served drizzled on top of the tuna. However, if you want your spicy tuna to have a creamy texture, feel free to mix as much or as little of the spicy mayonnaise into the tuna as desired!
Traditional spicy tuna is made with raw tuna. However, if you are uncomfortable eating raw fish, you can certainly “Westernize” it and use cooked tuna or flaked tuna from a can.
While a spicy tuna has higher levels of mercury than other types of sushi, it is safe to eat as long as you consume it in moderation. It is also important to note, make sure you purchase fresh tuna that is sashimi-grade and from a safe seafood vendor or distributor.
Spicy tuna is incredibly easy to make at home and only requires a handful of ingredients!
Spicy tuna should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Properly stored, spicy tuna will keep for up to 24 hours.
Stop dropping wads of cash on prepared sushi and start making your own with this homemade spicy tuna recipe! Easy to make and even easier to devour, this recipe will become a go-to favorite!