Rice-less Spicy Tuna Hand Rolls
My name is Nicole and I am a sushi addict. I will travel anywhere for the perfect piece of Toro, salmon belly and yellow tail. Uni (Sea urchin) is the piece I save for last and when my favorite Japanese joint is out of this gorgeous delicacy I cringe. Ten years ago, on my honeymoon, Eric and I visited the island of Maui in Hawaii where hundreds of authentic poi restaurants exist. I kid you not that the two of us planted ourselves in the same stools at the sushi bar in our hotel night after night. Why? Because it had some of the freshest fish flown in from Japan every single day. Date night = Sushi Night, Celebration dinners = sushi night, Family dinners?? You get the picture! With cravings up the wazoo for this fare, it was time for me to give this cuisine a shot in my own kitchen. Intimidation aside, I learned that spicy mayo is simply some Hellman’s mixed with chili sauce. A little super fresh tuna, Persian cucumbers, scallions,seaweed and there you have it! Don’t worry about the rolls not looking perfect, just be damn proud that you did it…I am!