What is Spicy Tuna?
Spicy tuna refers to a chopped fish filling that is often used in sushi and poke bowls. The red tuna is chopped finely and mixed with spicy ingredients such as sriracha hot sauce, chili oil and shichimi togarashi (Japanese spice mix). Mayonnaise is an important ingredient to hold the fish together and add a creamy and mild taste to the spicy fish. Spicy tuna is served cold.
...Tuna is a type of saltwater fish and vary in size and color, depending on the type of tuna. Generally tuna has a semi-firm texture and is very flaky and often on the dryer side. It is a meatier fish than others. The meat is red when raw and once cooked it takes in a grey tone. The flavor is strong and fishy.
...Mayonnaise is a cream colored condiment and thick sauce, or spread. Mayonnaise is made by slowly adding oil to a mixture of raw egg, vinegar and seasonings, until it thickens. This is done by continuously whisking. The flavor is mild, tangy and a bit salty with a comforting quality from the creamy texture. Mayonnaise is a multi-use ingredient for sauces, cold meat salads, sandwiches and more.
...Sriracha is an extremely popular hot sauce that complements many cuisines, particularly those of East Asia. The sauce is a vibrant red color and is easy to squeeze out of the bottle with its semi-thick viscosity. The smell is sweet and spicy and the flavor is similar with a hint of tanginess and garlic. Sriracha tastes very different from any other hot sauce.
...Spring onions, also called green onions or scallions are a thin onion formed into a stalk with a white bottom that sprouts out into two or three thin tubular branches. They are less than a foot in height and three quarters of the spring onion is green. It is easy to cut and chew and is dry with a hint of juiciness. The flavor is spicy and sharp with a green taste. Spring onions are used to flavor to savory foods.