spicy tuna sushi burrito
It finally feels like summer is almost here for me that means ALL THE SUSHI. It is hands-down one of my favorite warm weather meals. However, going out to a restaurant for sushi, if you eat as much as I do, can get extraordinarily expensive very quickly. Making sushi at home is such a fun and satisfying project and it’s extremely cost effective. Also perfect for dinner parties or any parties where you want some fun interaction in the kitchen with your guests. While making tons of small rolls are super fun, having each of your guests make a sushi BURRITO is so much fun. One “burrito” is enough to feel comfortably full and everyone call build their own based on their preferences. In reality, a sushi burrito is really just a giant maki (seaweed on the outside) roll. And you can fill it with absolutely everything! I chose spicy tuna because it’s my favorite but you could do salmon, shrimp tempura, yellowtail, crab, etc. and all the veggies you want! I personally love a lot of texture so I opted for some avocado, cucumber, jalapeño, carrots, green onion and cilantro. And of course a drizzle of spicy mayo.
If you’re feeling nervous about making sushi for your first time, you’re in luck! I made this recipe start to finish in my Instagram stories last night and it’ll be saved to my highlights here! Sushi shouldn’t be intimidating! However, any time you plan to consume fish raw make sure you’re purchasing your fish from a reputable fish market. Get to know your local fish monger and build a relationship! They will be able to point you in the right direction for the best fish to use in your sushi. Side note: your fish should never smell unpleasantly fishy. I mean, don’t get me wrong, fish smells like fish. But it should have a clean, marine fishy smell and not a stinky, gross smell. Your fish should also not taste fishy, especially when raw. If it does, get rid of it immediately or return it. Serious Eats has a great article on the myths surrounding “sushi grade” fish and you can read that here. There’s nothing to fear from eating and making sushi at home! So challenge yourself and get to rolling!
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