Here on the frontier, There are falling leaves, Although my neighbors are all barbarions…And you? You are a thousand miles away. There are always two cups on my table.

A deconstructed dish just means that the elements of a dish are taken apart and presented differently.


With sushi it can be especially cool because it shows you know what deconstructed means, a term all good chefs are using these days, and secondly, more importantly it can be a huge time saver!

Forget making sushi rolls this time.  Present all the delicious elements you love about sushi in a new and appealing way.


– Make your sushi rice with its seasoning of mirin. salt and sugar.

– Prepare your favorite sushi stuffers

– Ripe avocado

– Asparagas

– Chives

– Mushrooms

Sweet potatoes

– Mango

– Tuna

– crab

– salmon

The list can go on and on!

For this sushi you will need a regular cucumber with the seeds scooped out.

Fill the cucumber with rice pressing the rice

firmly into the groove of the cuke.

Press the vegetables

and fish on top of the rice.

Wrap the cucumber in plastic wrap and

compress the filling firmly into the rice.

Unwrap the deconstructed sushi and cut  into      portions.

Serve with soy sauce, wasabi and spicy mayonaise.

To make the sushi salad start with a ball of rice in the bottom of a bowl or cup.

Put a small amount of whichever vegetables or fish you choose on top.

Serve the sushi salad with a dollop of spicy mayonaise and a drizzle of teriyaki sauce across the top.

To make an authentic spicy mayonaise:

1/4 cup real mayonaise

2 teaspoons of honey

1 teaspoon siracha or chili paste

1 teaspoon of teriyaki sauce

1 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Mix these ingredients and let sit for 10 minutes and mix again. You may want to add more siracha if you like a spicier mayonaise.

This is gmom, The Chef, Eggs and Hoo coming to you from beautiful warm and fine Baltimore.

Stars are out now and it is sushi time.

Comments on: "Sushi Deconstructed and a Sushi Salad" (14)

  1. I love this idea. What a beautiful presentation and good for you too.

  2. pete485 said:

    Oh my! I could go for some of that.

    • It’s pretty yummy Pete!
      That’s my favorite name BTW.
      Whenever my little guy cries everyone says to him,”Why are you crying Peter” from Peter Pan crying looking for his shadow. Yup we are nuts. Love Peter…

  3. I am all over that sushi salad! What a great idea!!! I wonder why they don’t sell that in the stores down here? You’d better patent it quick ’cause it is BRILLIANT!

  4. I love sushi – I am going to have to try these ideas out, they are great!

    • It’s great because you can just put the ingredients in a bowl. No complicated rolling or cutting. Enjoy!

  5. The deconstructed sushi cups look a little bit like ice cream sundaes to me, with the “chocolate sauce” dripping down.

  6. Bonnie Bopas said:

    Mom, can you make this for din din sometime again?

  7. […] Otro sushi deconstruido aquí. […]

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