This tuna sashimi is meatless, vegan, but can you guess what it is made of? I was surprised myself when I heard that this common fruit can be turned into vegan tuna sashimi.
Doesn’t it look fresh, succulent and fatty? Even the grains look so real, like those on fish steaks. Still got no clue?
Hint : spot the tiny seeds?
Answer : I made vegan tuna sashimi out of …. watermelon!
The texture is very close to the real thing. The key is to bake it for a long time to cook the watermelon so that it turns pliable.
But I need to work on the marinating sauce. The recipe I followed added rice vinegar, tamari sauce, and oil, so I ended up with a salty slab. I would try with nori sheet or nori seasoning next time to see if I can add another dimension to the vegan sashimi.
I won’t put up the recipe here since I have not tweak it to the taste I prefer, but I am listing the links that inspired my attempt if you like to try :
+ this served in taco
+ this lady made them look so good on sushi rice
+ after I perfect the marinate, I want to make vegan ahi poke!
+ another watermelon tuna poke bowl here!