Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Spicy Tuna Bowls.

I stumbled across a new blog last Friday and spent the majority of my work day reading each post. Her recipes and DIY projects sucked me in. This is a recipe I cannot wait to try and am planning on adding it to the dinner menu next week! Maybe for a Friday night dinner splurge. 

Spicy Tuna Bowl
Recipe and photo found here.

What you need (makes two bowls):
  • 1/2 pound sashimi grade ahi tuna (I buy mine from Trader Joes, it comes pre-packaged with about one pound of tuna- enough for 4 bowls)
  • 1 cup white rice (uncooked)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup micro greens or sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup dried seaweed strips
  • tuna marinade & cucumber dressing
    • 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  •  spicy mayo dressing (4 parts mayo to 1 part Sriracha)
  1. Whisk together marinade ingredients, divide into two ziploc bags. Place sliced cucumber in one bag and mix. Place whole tuna meat in the other. Remove all air possible from bags and then place in fridge for 30 minutes while you prepare other ingredients
  2. Cook white rice per packaging instructions.
  3. Make spicy mayo sauce for tuna, set aside.
  4. After rice is cooked, remove tuna from fridge. Drain liquid from the bag and place tuna meat on paper towel. Pat dry to remove excess moisture. 
  5. Heat pan over high heat with 1 tablespoon canola oil. Sear both sides of tuna meat, about a minute and a half per side. Slice tuna into quarter inch slices against the grain.
  6. Assemble bowl contents saving the Panko flakes and spicy mayo dressing as garnish.


  1. Oh man that recipe reminds me of one of my favorite dishes at a tapas restaurant, Tuna carpaccio with an asian vinaigrette! I'm definitely trying it this week.

  2. wow. this look incredible - please report back!

  3. This looks so good! I need to cook fish more often, I'd love to try this!

  4. Wow this looks delicious!!!


  5. Oh my gracious, yum! I pinned it!

  6. I pinned this from you! I think it looks fantastic. It is on my list to make in the next couple of weeks. I'm heading over to check out that new blog.

  7. This sounds amazing! I've never cooked ahi tuna at home before so doable and delicious!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Southern Living, Our Way ~ www.alexaandglenn.blogspot.com

  8. That looks so yummy! A little nervous to cook my own ahi--let us know how the recipe turns out!

  9. Just found your darling blog!!! Xoxo love!

  10. I need this! I am definitely going to try it out!

  11. Yum, Yum, Yum. This looks incredible.