Soy Paper Spicy Tuna Rolls

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!

Spicy tuna roll sushi wrapped in soy paper being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

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!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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 TunaSushi/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.

🍣 Tuna Ingredient Note

We recommend using frozen sashimi-grade tuna blocks, often called Saku Blocks. These are typically from Yellowfin Tuna, which is leaner and less fatty than Bluefin tuna, making it the ideal choice for creating a spicy tuna mix in this recipe.

Spicy tuna roll sushi wrapped in soy paper served in on a white plate, top down show.

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

When working with soy paper, it’s crucial to handle it with Dry Hands. Once water comes into contact with soy paper, it becomes adhesive, which can affect the rolling process.

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.

Spicy tuna mix in a bowl.

🌀 Mincing Tuna Pro Tip

You can use a food processor to mince the tuna. However, exercise caution and avoid over-blending the tuna as you still want texture in the mix.

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.

Spicy tuna mix and cucumbers on soy paper.

🍣 Assembling Pro Tip

Avoid Overfilling the rolls, leaving some space for the rolling process without requiring excessive force.

Step 3 Tuck and roll the ingredients, applying a few drops of water on the edge of the soy paper to seal it securely.

Spicy tuna mix and cucumbers on soy paper being wrapped.

Step 4 Use a sharp knife to cut the rolls into 6 even pieces.

Spicy tuna sushi made with soy paper.

🔪 Cutting Pro Tip

Use a Sharp Knife for clean cuts to prevent crushing the rolls.

🍱 Serving Note

Serve with Soy Sauce, and for an extra kick, you can optionally mix in some Wasabi.

Recipe Variations

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.

Pairing Recommendations

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!

Spicy tuna roll sushi wrapped in soy paper being dipped into soy sauce.

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.

Storage Tips

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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Spicy tuna roll sushi wrapped in soy paper served in on a white plate.

Soy Paper Sushi Spicy Tuna Rolls

Experience the magic of soy paper sushi with our delectable soy paper sushi spicy tuna rolls. A twist on tradition that's high on flavor and perfect for sushi lovers!
4.70 from 10 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: soy paper sushi rolls, soy wrap sushi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces
Print Recipe
Calories: 29kcal

Ingredients

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

Dipping Sauce

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for spicy tuna roll made from soy paper.
  • Finely mince tuna and place into a small mixing bowl.
    Minced tuna.
  • Finely chop green onions and place into small mixing bowl.
    Minced tuna and green onions.
  • In the same small mixing bowl, add Toasted Sesame Oil, 1 tsp Soy Sauce, Kewpie Mayo, Togarashi, Sriracha and mix well. Set aside.
    Spicy tuna mix in a bowl.
  • 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.
    Sliced cucumbers.
  • Fill a small bowl with water. You will be using it to seal the roll.
    Sliced cucumbers.
  • 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.
    Spicy tuna mix and cucumbers on soy paper.
  • Dip your finger in the small bowl of water and wet across the farthest edge away from you.
    Spicy tuna mix and cucumbers on soy paper being wetted.
  • 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.
    Spicy tuna mix and cucumbers on soy paper being wrapped.
  • 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.
    Spicy tuna sushi made with soy paper.

Nutrition

Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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3 Comments

  1. Hello! Where do you get the soy wrappers?
    What brand did you use? Thanks so much!

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hello Darsh! You can click on the picture/text link on the recipe post and it will direct you to the exact one we use. It’s by Yamamoto and you can get it locally at Asian supermarkets or on Amazon.

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