Saturday, August 17, 2013

All Veggie Sushi

My best friend is moving to Chicago, so for her goodbye party I made some veggie friendly sushi.  I was REALLY happy with the way it turned out!  Tasty & pretty to boot...

I followed sushi directions from various recipes that I found online.  This site's a good one,  Generally for the sushi, you'll need sushi rice, sushi rice vinegar, and nori.  

If you've never tried making an inside out roll, it's not as challenging as it looks.  I used this recipe as a rough guide.  Read through the directions first, and follow them carefully.  You'll be pleasantly surprised with the results!

The rolls are easier to cut if the knife is wet.

Dried Cranberry, Fried Garlic, Chopped Walnut, and Cream Cheese
To Prep
  • fry whole garlic cloves in toasted sesame oil
  • finely chop walnuts
  • cut strips of cream cheese
After Spreading the Rice Across the Nori
  • sprinkle the chopped walnut into the rice, and press in
  • Make a line of cream cheese, dried cranberries, and fried garlic
Now roll it up & enjoy!

Mango with Spicy mayo, topped with "Raw" Tomato
To Prep
  • Cut Mango into strips
  • Peel heirloom tomatoes of at least 2 colors, and de-seed them.  
  • Cut the "meat" of the tomato into thin triangular strips
  • Create spicy mayo by mixing: mayo, chili sauce & toasted sesame oil
  • Put spicy mayo mixture in a ziploc bag
Inside Out Roll
  • Place mango strips onto nori
  • Cut the corner of the plastic bag, and squeeze a line of spicy mayo
Roll it Up!
  • Place the tomato strips on top of the roll, alternating colors
  • Give the roll an extra pat to secure the tomatoes
  • Optionally, add some more spicy mayo & tempura pieces on top

Sweet Potato and Green Onions with Cream Cheese
To Prep
  • Cook the sweet potato, peel, and cut into strips
  • Using only the green portion, cut 2 inch pieces of onion
  • Cut strips of cream cheese
After Spreading the Rice Across the Nori
  • Optionally, spritz the rice with lemon juice, and freshly grind pepper over rice
  • Make a line of sweet potato, onion, and cream cheese