AUTHOR: Julia TITLE: Spicy Mayo DATE: 10/29/2008 01:15:00 PM ----- BODY:

When I make sushi at home, I usually shop at the Kotobukiya Market. The fish is reliably fresh and the selection is great. The problem is, when I decide to make sushi, I’m usually already hungry, so I need a little snack. They have little rice balls with savory toppings wrapped in seaweed. For $1.50, it’s a great tie-me-over. Toppings include: miso, spicy tuna, nuto, and salmon. After trying them all, I decided I like the tuna best.

So much so, that I’ll make it at home for myself all the time as a go-to lunch. Maybe it sounds strange to serve tuna salad with rice, but think about a spicy tuna maki roll.

Spicy Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Lan Chi chili-garlic paste (more or less, to taste)
2 tablespoons Hellman’s (sorry, Lydia… no Miracle Whip here)

Mix the spicy mayo with drained, canned tuna. Serve over steamed rice with nori sheets.

The Spicy Mayo also makes a great rub for grilled corn.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) DATE:10/29/2008 03:46:00 PM Ah, but you are using my very favorite chili paste with garlic! I'm never without two or three jars in my pantry. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger giz DATE:10/31/2008 10:48:00 AM Why haven't I seen this chili paste? I love the spicy mayo idea - I could use it as a whole sandwich filling - hold the rest :). I think I'll try this with the Korean paste I usually use and maybe add some garlic. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Julia DATE:10/31/2008 03:38:00 PM Lydia, I knew we could find common ground!

Giz, Sounds like a great alternative. I'm thinking of just making a big batch of chili mayo and keeping it in the fridge. ----- --------