Last week I posted this on my Instagram Stories. Kricket LOVED it but I personally thought it was too spicy! Read below to see my modifications.
I can’t tell you how bad I’ve been wanting sushi but there are so many factors when you can’t eat gluten. Is the meat marinated in soy sauce or teriyaki sauce? What type of vinegar is used? Are you using real meat or imitation? Then there’s the carb count on the rice. I haven’t eaten rice in so long that when I do I feel pretty bloated. Last month when I saw this recipe I was so excited but also a little intimidated. In my mind working with raw tuna was going to be way more difficult than it was. My only recommendation is to have a good sharp knife and to make the chunks of meat on the smaller side. Kricket and I will be eating this on the regular rotation it was delicious!
This recipe (Ahi Tuna Poke Bowls with Spicy Mayonnaise) is taken from our April Bookclub pick and it’s on page 214. I also used the cauliflower rice recipe found on page 242 (Basic Cauliflower Rice). I initially used 1 Tablespoon of Sriracha and 1/4 cup of mayonnaise. OMG, my mouth felt like it was on FIRE! I don’t know if it was the brand that I used or what but HOLY HELL it was HOT!
I purchased my tuna steaks at Whole Foods and they were delicious. They were also HUGE! The recipe calls for one pound which ended up being two steaks. It was only Kricket and I so it was way too much food. However, it ended up working out because the first night that I made this I only used one and I was able to use the second one the next day for lunch and to perfect the spicy mayo. I also only used one avocado so the only thing I needed more of was the cauliflower rice. These Pyrex glass bowls are my favorite. They have a lid and I was able to save some the food for the next day. Since it’s fish and you’re eating it raw I would suggest trying to buy it the same day that you’re planning on eating it.
The spicy mayo combination that I ended up using was 1 teaspoon of Sriracha and 1/2 cup of mayo. I put 1/2 cup of cauliflower rice on the bottom of the bowl, then 1/2 cup of the tuna mixture on top of that and then I topped it off with a Tablespoon of the spicy mayo mixture and then stirred it all up. Sooooo GOOD!
The 6 net carbs includes the cauliflower rice 😉
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