Checkah Bomb (Spicy Tuna-Cucumber Sushi)

Demonstrated by: Executive Chef Troy Teruya of Catch of the Day.
50th Cherry Blossom Festival - Sushi Recipes: February 1, 2002.

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Ingredients:

Checkah Bomb (Spicy Tuna-Cucumber Sushi)

  • 1 lb fresh ahi (yellowfin tuna) or aku
  • (skipjack tuna) fillet, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Japanese 5 chili pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon masago (capelin fish roe)
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha (hot red chili sauce)
  • 1/2 sheet sushi nori (seaweed) 
  • 1 cup Sushi Rice
  • 1 strip Japanese cucumber

Directions:

Combine tuna, mayonnaise, 1/4 teaspoon of the chili pepper, masago, and sriracha. Spread rice on nori; sprinkle with remaining chili pepper. Place plastic wrap and bamboo mat on rice. Flip over so nori is face up and spread with 2 1/2 tablespoons tuna mixture. Place a cucumber strip on tuna mixture. Roll like a jellyroll, encasing tuna and cucumber. Shape by squeezing gently. Cut into 8 crosswise slices. Makes 1 roll.

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