Sushi “Tacos” with Spicy Lime Mayo
  • 1/2cup mayonnaise
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
  • 2teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 10ounces sushi-grade Pacific tuna
  • 1cup all-purpose or whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4cup cornstarch
  • 1tablespoon baking powder
  • 1cup light-colored beerpale ale
  • 1/4cup thinly shaved green cabbage
  • 1cup plain corn nuts, crushed
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1 California avocado
  • 1 lime, peeled, segmented, and minced
  • Minced fresh cilantro and lime wedges, for garnish
  1. Combine mayonnaise, minced chile, and lime juice in a small bowl; salt to taste. Refrigerate.
  2. Cut tuna into 8 thin slices. Lay each slice between two pieces of plastic wrap and gently pound to 1/8 inch thick. Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles of tuna, reserving scraps. Refrigerate.
  3. Combine flour, cornstarch, and baking powder in a bowl. Pour in beer and stir gently with a fork until just combined. Let sit 15 minutes before using.
  4. Mince tuna scraps and mix with shaved cabbage and enough lime-mayo mixture to moisten. Place most of crushed corn nuts on a plate. Place tuna circles on top of corn nuts to coat one side. Fill each tuna circle with a small scoop of tuna-cabbage mixture and carefully fold up into a taco shape.
  5. Heat a saucepan with about 1/2 inch canola oil until very hot. Cut avocado into ¼ inch thick slices; place in beer batter, then transfer to hot oil and fry until golden. Remove with tongs to a paper-towel-lined plate and salt immediately.
  6. To serve, sprinkle a bit of corn nuts down the center of each plate. Place a fried avocado on top, then place a “taco” against it. Garnish with dabs of mayo, minced lime segments, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Sushi "Tacos" with Spicy Lime Mayo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 9g 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 215 cal, 9g fat (4g mono, 3g poly, 1g sat), 10mg cho, 9g protein, 26g carb, 4g fiber, 237mg sodium