I hate canned tuna. I hate its cat food odour. I hate the way it tastes.
But, I managed to create a recipe that makes me love canned tuna! Yep! I fooled my taste buds and tricked my brain into thinking it was so much more than just canned tuna.
Presenting CANNED TUNA SUSHI (low carb, low-sodium, spicy version):
10-minute Easy Recipe:
- 1 can of Raincoast Trading White Solid Albacore Tuna (No Salt added)
- 1 can has 33.8 mg of sodium
- 1 TBSP of All-Natural Spicy Wholly Guacamole (available at your grocery store)
- Seasoning: I used chilli pepper flakes, salt-free Mrs. Dash and a pinch of wasabi powder
Take 1 Nori Sheet and cut it into 10 strips using scissors. It's easier to cut it now (cutting it after the tuna is placed makes a squishy mess).
- Dampen both ends of a nori strip before placing the tuna at one end. Then roll it like a sleeping bag. Moisten the end to get it to stick down. Repeat for the other 9 strips.
- Place a dollop of the All-Natural Spicy Wholly Guacamole on top of each maki. This represents 1 more TBSP of guacamole.
*note: I skip the soy sauce. 1 TBSP of soy sauce has about 1000mg of sodium! So either use low sodium soy sauce, a soy sauce alternative or nothing!
Yields 10 maki:
calories: 263, fat: 12.8g, saturated fat: 3.3g, cholesterol: 67.6mg, sodium: 137.5mg, carbohydrates: 4.5g, fiber: 2.1g, NET CARBS: 2.4g, sugars: 0.1g, protein: 40.9g
Discussion: Tuna & Mercury
Canned tuna is a convenient, inexpensive and portable source of protein.
Rumours swirl that mercury in canned tuna fish makes it a dangerous protein source. Get the facts by reading my article published on Bodybuilding.com called, "The Mercury in Fish Scare - How Safe is All That Seafood You're Eating?". To summarize the Canned Tuna section of this article:
- Tuna mercury levels vary depending upon the type of tuna and where it was caught.
- Tuna steaks and canned albacore tuna generally contain higher levels of mercury than canned light tuna.
- "light" tuna refers to any one of the following types of tuna: skipjack, bluefin, yellowfin or tongol. Skipjack is the best choice among these light tuna options for lowering your risk of mercury exposure.
- Canned tuna packed in water contains a higher omega-3 fat content than oil-packed tuna
- Although more expensive, specialty brands of canned tuna (such as the Raincoast Trading Brand) offer more omega-3 fatty acids, more sustainable fishing methods and higher-quality production methods.
=> Find detailed explanations about the ingredients I used in this recipe by clicking on my Ingredient Encyclopedia!