Who knew tuna could be made vegan as well?! I first came across watermelon “tuna” a few years ago while casually scrolling facebook. Back then, I thought to myself: What a joke! Somebody would have to pay me to eat that; it looks just gross.
But when I first tried the recipe made by Kristin Atwood (Chef Studio), I honestly couldn’t believe my taste buds. The texture of the watermelon, after marinating and roasting, is shockingly similar to that of tuna. Besides the texture, the taste of the watermelon is extremely similar to tuna as well. The combination of the savory marinade and the seaweed flakes really project that seafood-y taste onto the watermelon. Unbelievable.