How to make vegan tuna from watermelon as sushi or steaks - This recipe is a healthy fish alternative that is incredibly delicious and has the texture and taste of real tuna. Perfect for plant-based sushi, sashimi, and as a topping for a delicious Hawaiian Vegan Poke bowl!
*Note: Check out the recipe video and step-by-step instructions in the blog post above!
Preheat the oven to 392 °F (200 °C).
Cut the melon into cubes of about 1.1x1.1-inch (3x3cm) or "steaks" of about 2.8x1.6-inch (7x4cm) and place them in a large baking dish, leaving enough space between the pieces.
Sprinkle the pieces with a pinch of salt and bake in the oven for 1 hour, flipping once after 30 minutes (depending on the size, the steaks can bake 10 minutes longer).
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Place the baked watermelon pieces in a bowl with the marinade and nori flakes and gently toss to coat. Then transfer to a freezer bags (or leave it in the bowl and cover with a lid) and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours (the longer, the more flavorful the "vegan tuna" will be).
Remove the pieces from the marinade and either eat them raw or dip in sesame seeds and fry in a hot pan with some oil for about 2-3 minutes per side until crispy. (Tip: the marinade also tastes great as a dressing or "seasoning sauce" for the rice).
Find the step-by-step instruction for assembling the vegan Poke Bowl in the blog post above or here (click). You can add your favorite veggies.
Do not cut the pieces too small or too thin, as the melon loses a lot of liquid during baking, causing it to shrink.
Find more information and helpful tips in the blog post above!