Ingredients: Rice, seaweed, tuna, mayonnaise
Preparation: Standard roll
Essentially, Tekka Maki Roll is red tuna wrapped in rice and surrounded by seaweed. That’s it. Nothing beyond that is needed.
Well, maybe some Japanese mayonnaise… But that’s it.
The tuna is sashimi grade ahi, or ‘red tuna’, seasoned with wasabi and wrapped in nori (seaweed).
Unlike some of the more American-oriented sushi dishes, this one leaves the seaweed on the outside, which is the more traditional method of preparing – something that can make it difficult for less experienced sushi eaters to enjoy.
If you see a Spicy Tekka Maki Roll on the menu, the difference is that it contains spicy mayonnaise, so be sure to ask just how spicy the dish is before you order.