Vegan Tekka Don (tuna bowl)
Tekka don is a rice bowl dish topped with raw marinated tuna sashimi.
I wanted to make a refreshing but vegan friendly version of this dish and this is what I came up with.
You will need three large firm tomatoes cut a small cross section on the bottom of each tomato and drop into a pan of boiling water. To cook the tomato doesn’t take long you will know they are done when the skin starts to peel. Plunge the tomato into cold water to cool and then peel off the skin from the cross section you cut into the tomato.
When the tomatoes are peeled cut them into quarters discarding the seed part.
Make a marinade of tamari,lime juice and mirin ( around two tablespoons of each ) you can add some shichimi spice pepper if you like. Coat the tomatoes in the marinade and chill in the fridge
when you want to serve your Tekka Don wash and cook some sushi rice in your rice cooker and when your rice is done place into the bottom of a bowl.
Top the warm rice with the marinated tomato chopped green onion a sprinkle of sesame seeds sliced lettuce kizaminori ( shredded nori) and angel hair chilli threads if you can get them they are called Ito togarashi if you live in the U.K. You can get them from www.souschef.co.uk