Prepare Tuna Sushi like a 2 Star Chef

Tuna Sushi Strawberry

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Today I present you the ingenious Tuna Sushi Recipe.

It is an original Maki creation by star chef Thomas Wilden.

He runs the Sushibar Purozushi in the market hall “Mercat de l’Olivar” in Palma de Mallorca.

Now let yourself be seduced to wonderful culinary art and enjoy the information and tips.

Today there is a very special bite and many culinary impressions that melt on the tongue…

1. Ingredients for Tuna Sushi

Sushi at home, is that possible? Of course, no reason for snap breathing, it’s not witchcraft.

Take a good look at the steps below as Thomas prepares it.

Exact imitation will help you. I would like to give you a few tips for preparation.

1.1 What do you basically need?

1.2 What do you need for Thomas 2 stars strawberry macis?

Close-up of the delicacies, Thomas combines sesame wasabi and various sauces, the recipes remain secret!

2. Recipe Tuna Sushi

So now it can start … Wish you good luck!

Tuna Maki with Strawberries

A guide, discovered, photographed and written down by professional chef and food photographer Thomas Sixt.

The recipe is based on the original by Thomas Wilden.

Servings 2
Calories 336
Total Time 90 Min.
Preparation Time 30 Min.
Cook Time 60 Min.

Easy Guide for preparing Tuna Sushi with strawberries…

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Tuna Sushi Strawberry
Tuna Sushi Strawberry Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Prepare rice

125 g Sushi rice
250 g Water
2 EL rice vinegar (I use Ursalz or Himalayan salt)
1 TL Sugar (I use brown raw cane sugar.)
4 g Salt (I use Ursalz or Himalayan salt)

ginger mayonnaise

25 g Gari (sweet-sour pickled sushi ginger)
1 EL Mayonnaise
3 EL Créme Fraîche
1 Prise Cayenne pepper
1 TL lemon juice
4 Prisen Salt (I use Ursalz or Himalayan salt)


2 Streifen tuna fillet
6-8 Stück strawberries
2-3 Stück nori leaves


1 TL wasabi sesame (Or sesame light/dark)
4 EL sweet soy sauce
4 EL Soy sauce
1 TL Wasabi


Freshly cooked rice

Prepare rice

Wash the rice up to seven times until the water is clear.

Mix the wet rice with the water in a pot or in a rice cooker, bring to the boil and let it swell with a lid at low temperature.

Please pay attention to the quantities of the rice cooker, then the rice cooking will be done by itself.

Heat rice vinegar and do not boil, dissolve salt and sugar in it.

I tend to use brown sugar because I like the taste very much.

Mix the cooked rice in a bowl with the rice marinade carefully and evenly and cover the prepared rice with a damp kitchen towel.

A detailed sushi rice recipe you will find supplemented elsewhere.

Nori sheet on a bamboo mat
nori sheet on babus mat, first step of preparation.


Place the nori leaf on the bamboo mat.

Rice on nori sheet
Spread the rice appealingly and evenly on the nori sheet.

Rice on nori

Place the rice on the nori leaf evenly to slightly above the edge.

Then turn the nori leaf over.

Turn the nori sheet over with rice
Now the nori sheet is turned over and coated with ginger mayonnaise.

Sauce on nori

Gari, this is the typical sweet and sour pickled ginger, cut into small pieces and mix with the remaining ingredients.

Spread the mayonnaise sauce horizontally on the middle of the nori leaf.

Cut tuna
Cut the tuna piece from the fillet

Cut tuna

Cut an elongated strip of tuna from the whole fillet.

Tuna in oblong strips
Cut the raw tuna fillet into long strips.

Detail tuna

Cut tuna strips to a size of 1x1cm.

Put on the tuna
Place the tuna strips on the ginger mayonnaise.

Place tuna

Put the tuna on the mayonnaise sauce.

Add strawberries
Place appropriately and finely chopped strawberries with the tuna.

Add strawberries

Strawberries to clean and small, even pieces along the tuna strip place.

Roll sushi
Roll up the sushi roll with the bamboo mat.


Roll the nori leaf in the bamboo mat and press to form a firm rice roll.

Rice roll
Place the rice roll on the board.

Place roll

Place the rice roll on a chopping board.

Rice roll with strawberry slices
Place thinly cut strawberry slices on the rice roll.

Cover roll

Cover the rice roll with thin slices of strawberry.

Tuna sushi with strawberries
Strawberry sushi with tuna according to Thomas Wilden, star chef in the market hall de olivar in Palma de Mallorca.


Decorate strawberry sushi with sweet soy sauce and wasabi sesame, then cut open with gari, wasabi and soy sauce.

Technical note: Ura-Maki (裏巻き) means “rolled from the inside”, this is also known as California Roll.

The rice is attached to the outside of the Nori leaf.

Ura-Maki are not traditional Maki and have their origin, it is assumed, among Japanese Americans at the Pacific coast of the USA.

These are Purozushi-rolls.


3. Nutritional Values

4. Eat Tuna Sushi at Market Hall in Palma de Mallorca

The market hall is definitely worth a visit!

In the brightest colours, the Spanish market stalls offer Mediterranean fruit, vegetables, meat, ham and in particular a huge selection of fish and seafood from the Mediterranean.

I always have my camera with me on such tours in order to photograph this flair, this abundance and this huge offer.

Address: Mercat de l’Olivar, Plaça de l’Olivar, s/n, 07002 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

The logo of the market hall, you can park comfortably in the multi-storey car park and stroll to the market hall…
You can recognize the market hall by the beautiful arches.
Spanish raw ham is offered in various qualities. Fruit, vegetables, herbs and local specialities are also available.
The most colourful fish, fresh on ice, can be found in the Fischmarkthalle area.
I found these moray eels extraordinary.

5. Sushi at 2 Star Chef Thomas Wilden

In the fish hall I noticed this special stand:

Thomas Wildens Sushibar with artistic, small delicacies!

These exciting ideas caught my eye: Sushi with strawberries and tuna, with fois gras and salmon, with mango and and and…

Sensational sushi creations can be found at Purozushi Chef Thomas Wilden.

I can tell you: All these sushi creations by Thomas taste indescribably delicious!

Not only that I tried many sushi right away, but even more:

Thomas showed step by step how to prepare tuna strawberry Maki and I was able to capture everything with the camera.

I find the tuna sushi with strawberries particularly fantastic.

Purozushi owner Thomas Wilden used to cook at the Richmond Hotel in Geneva at two Michelin-star level.

He was the first to open his sushi stand here in the market hall in Palma and offers locals and tourists extraordinary creations such as “Flamed Nigiri Sushi”.

Here the fish is lightly cooked on the rice ball and gets an extraordinary smoked taste.

The boss cooks here himself Purozushi owner Thomas Wilden.
Thomas Wilden’s gastro empire also includes the fish stall opposite the sushi bar. Here you will find various fish and seafood specialities. I would like to recommend you the self smoked salmon. The salmon looks almost raw, because the smoking temperature is perfectly adjusted by the star chef. This fish tastes heavenly 🙂 That was the best salmon dance on my palate for a long time… Thank you Thomas!

6. Further Recommendations

Original rabbit roast from Spain Palma de Mallorca
Preparing original Spanish Paella

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