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Overhead photo of Homemade Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl garnished with spicy mayo, slices of avocado, cucumber, scallions and fresh cilantro with a pair of wooden chopsticks resting on the bowl and a ramekin of sesame seeds and pink linen arranged around the bowl.
Spicy Tuna Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This is the only spicy tuna recipe you will ever need! Made with simple ingredients and easy to prepare! Serve it inside sushi or hand rolls, as an appetizer or as part of a sushi bowl!

Course: Appetizer, main, Snack, starter
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Healthy, spicy, sushi, tuna
Servings: 4
Calories: 91 kcal
Spicy Tuna:
  • 8 oz Sashimi Grade Tuna – cut into 1/4 - 1/2'' cubes (it is easiest to dice tuna from a frozen state)
  • 1 1/2 TBS Sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Oil
  • Sea Salt , to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp Masago (Capelin Roe)*
  • 3 small Scallions – thinly sliced, white & green parts separated
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds – preferably toasted (I used a combination of both Black & White sesame seeds)
Spicy Mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS Japanese Mayonnaise (preferably Kewpie brand)
  • 2 tsp Sriracha , or more to taste
For Optional Add-ins See Recipe Notes*
  1. Prepare spicy tuna sauce mixture: In a medium sized mixing bowl combine Sriracha, chili oil and a pinch of sea salt. Stir to combine well.

  2. Prepare the spicy tuna: Add the tuna, masago, white parts of the scallions and sesame seeds to the bowl. Gently mix together.

  3. OPTIONAL: Cover the bowl and place the spicy tuna in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.

  4. Prepare the Spicy Mayonnaise: Combine the mayonnaise and sriracha in a small bowl. Whisk well to mix together. Taste and adjust for spiciness with more sriracha if desired..

  5. Serve: Drizzle spicy mayonnaise over tuna mixture and enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  1. Masago is a type of roe from the Capelin Fish.  Small and orange in color, it is often used as a garnish for sushi.  You should be able to find Masago in the sushi section of major grocery stores.

Optional Add-in's for Sushi or Sushi Bowl: 

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Tuna Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1275IU26%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.