Introducing our Soy Paper Sushi Spicy Tuna Rolls, a delightful and healthy sushi alternative for those craving the flavors of sushi without the rice! This high-protein, low-carb recipe features spicy tuna wrapped in soy paper, offering a delicious and authentic taste. It’s quick and easy to prepare with real ingredients, delivering the sushi restaurant experience right at home!
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Why I Love This Recipe
What makes this recipe truly exciting is its simplicity and authenticity! It’s a fantastic way to enjoy Spicy Tuna Rolls at home without the hassle of sushi rice. Just like our Cream Cheese California Roll and Cucumber Wrapped Philly Roll, it’s a protein-packed delight. We start with an authentic Spicy Tuna mix made with real, natural ingredients, just like the one you’d find in our Shiso Spicy Tuna. Then, we add sliced cucumbers for that refreshing crunch. Wrapped in soy paper, this dish is a low-carb, high-protein dish!
This isn’t just any sushi, it’s a main dish for lunch or dinner, and it pairs perfectly with other sushi rolls like Egg Roll Sushi or Shrimp Bacon Rolls. It blends tastes of spicy and savory, with the creamy goodness of tuna complemented by the refreshing crunch of cucumber. If you’re craving an authentic and simplified way to enjoy spicy tuna at home, one that’s healthier and packed with protein, then this recipe is your ticket to sushi bliss! So, roll up your sleeves and let’s dive right into it!
- Soy Paper (3×7 inches) – Soy Paper can be purchased at many supermarkets or online and come in a variety of colors including, turmeric yellow, spinach green, and paprika orange.
- Yellowfin Tuna –Sushi/Sashimi Grade Yellowfin Tuna fillet. Can be purchased at your local grocery store in the frozen section labeled ‘Saku’ fillets. Comes in a vacuumed package.
- Persian/Japanese Cucumber – use crisp cucumbers such as Persian, Japanese, or baby cucumbers.
- Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.
- Toasted Sesame Oil – 100% Toasted Sesame Oil that should have a dark brown color.
- Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
- Mayonnaise – use Japanese Kewpie Mayo. Can substitute with regular mayo but will alter flavor.
- Togarashi (red pepper) – Togarashi Japanese chili pepper blend found in most Asian or Japanese supermarkets. A good alternative would be cayenne pepper or red pepper.
- Sriracha – Asian style chill sauce.
- Toasted Sesame Seeds – optional garnish.
- Wasabi – optional for dipping sauce.
Step 1 Finely mince tuna using a sharp knife. Transfer it to a bowl and add toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, Kewpie mayo, togarashi, and sriracha. Mix these ingredients thoroughly.
Step 2 Place the spicy tuna mixture along the center of a soy paper sheet, followed by cucumber sticks. Be cautious not to overfill, as it may prevent the roll from sealing.
Step 3 Tuck and roll the ingredients, applying a few drops of water on the edge of the soy paper to seal it securely.
Step 4 Use a sharp knife to cut the rolls into 6 even pieces.
You can make a delightful variation by switching up the spicy tuna mix for a lobster mix, resulting in Lobster Sushi Rolls. This twist adds a touch of luxury to your sushi, with juicy lobster meat wrapped in soy paper.
To enhance your sushi rolls, add Clam Miso Soup for a comforting broth, Hiyashi Seaweed Salad for freshness, Dynamite Seafood Shrimp for a baked and creamy seafood twist, and a Hot Matcha Latte for a warm and satisfying beverage, creating a restaurant-style feast at home!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I substitute soy paper with traditional seaweed/nori sheets?
No, you cannot substitute soy paper with traditional seaweed/nori sheets for these sushi rolls. Soy paper is chosen for this recipe specifically to prevent the nori sheets from becoming wet and soggy when they come into contact with the spicy tuna mix. In traditional spicy tuna sushi, the rice acts as a barrier, but since there's no rice in this sushi roll, using nori would cause it to absorb the liquids from the spicy tuna mix and become soggy.
How many rolls would someone need to eat for a meal?
Since these rolls don't contain rice as fillers, you can enjoy quite a few of them, typically around 12-18 pieces to make a satisfying meal.
Can I prepare the spicy tuna mix in advance and store it for later use?
Yes, you can prepare the spicy tuna mix ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. This can save you time when assembling the rolls later.
What's the ideal thickness to slice the rolls for serving?
It's recommended to slice the rolls into bite-sized pieces, typically about 1 to 1.5 inches thick, for easy and enjoyable serving.
To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. They can be safely stored in the fridge for 1-2 days.
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Watch How To Make It
Soy Paper Sushi Spicy Tuna Rolls
Spicy Tuna Mix
- 1/2 lb Tuna sushi/sashimi grade
- 2 Sheets Soy Paper 3x7 inches
- 1 Whole Cucumber Persian/Japanese
- 2 Stalk Green Onion
- 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Kewpie Mayo can sub with regular mayo but will alter taste
- 1/2 tsp Togarashi can substitute with Cayenne Pepper, but use 1/4tsp instead
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- 1/8 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed optional
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1/4 tsp Wasabi optional
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Finely mince tuna and place into a small mixing bowl.
- Finely chop green onions and place into small mixing bowl.
- In the same small mixing bowl, add Toasted Sesame Oil, 1 tsp Soy Sauce, Kewpie Mayo, Togarashi, Sriracha and mix well. Set aside.
- Cut ends off of cucumber. Now slice cucumber long ways making 2 halves. Cut halves into 1/4's making four longs sticks from each half as shown below. Set aside.
- Fill a small bowl with water. You will be using it to seal the roll.
- Take soy paper and place it horizontally. Place about 3 tbsp spicy tuna mixture across the center followed by sticks of cucumber. Make sure not to overfill or the roll will not seal.
- Dip your finger in the small bowl of water and wet across the farthest edge away from you.
- To roll, grab the edge of the soy paper closest to you, keeping the fillings in place with your fingers, roll it into a tight cylinder.
- Using sharp knife, cut spicy tuna roll into six pieces and plate. Sprinkle optional Toasted Sesame Seed and serve with Soy Sauce and optional wasabi.