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Sushi Deconstructed and a Sushi Salad

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.


How to Make Sushi Rolls and See The Awesome Sushi Sandwich. It’s Easy!

The best thing about sushi!!!!

making sushi riceis not hard at all

vinegar solution that flavors the rice

variety of sushi fillings

spread rice on half sheet of nori with wet hands

sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the rice before you flip the nori

Put your filling along the edge of the nori

Use plastic wrap to help you start rolling your sushi

squeeze sushi as you roll

cutting sushi use a wet knife or the rice will stick

Sushi finished product,can be done at home

nori has rice on the bottom side and filling inside,this is before first fold

The nori folded over filling then more filling on top

pressing the sushi sandwish together firmly

The nori floded over a second time then cut on the diagonal

Sushi Sandwich by Rose

You typically don’t see the sushi sandwich in America.
But go into any sushi place in Israel and it’s really popular.
Have fun making sushi and sushi sandwiches at home!.

Ingredients For the Rice::

2 cups sushi rice (short grain rice)

Rice wine vinegar




Rinse the rice in a colander until the water runs clear.

Put rice into a heavy pot with a tight fitting lid.

To your 2 cups of rice add 4 cups of water.

Bring the rice and water to a high boil uncovered then turn the heat to low and cover the pot.

Let rice simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove from the heat and take the cover off the pot.

Cover the pot with a tea towel and let cool.

While you are waiting for the rice to cool you will make your vinegar solution that flavors the rice.

In a small sauce pan put:

1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon of salt

1 tablespoon of sugar

Heat this mixture up until the sugar and salt dissolve.

Let this mixture cool.

When rice is cool transfer it into a large bowl and sprinkle the vinegar solution over it. Gently mix the solution into the rice being careful not to mash the rice.

Making Sushi!

You will need nori (seaweed sheets) and sesame seeds.

Choose and prepare your favorite sushi stuffers:(some common options are)

cucumber, seeded and cut into thin slices

avocado peeled and sliced

asparagas steamed

sweet potato baked,peeled and cut into thin slices

Mango, peeled,seeded and cut into thin slices

Salmon (make sure it is sushi grade)

tuna (again sushi grade)

How to roll sushi:

Take a sheet of nori and cut it in half.

Place it on a piece of plastic wrap in front of you.

Dip your hands in water and take a handful of the rice.

Spread it edge to edge on the nori.

Sprinkle the top with the sesame seeds.

Carefully flip the nori so that the rice is now on the bottom against the plastic wrap.

Place whichever fillings you choose along the edge of the nori.

Lift the plastic wrap at the edge where the filling is and begin to roll the sushi.

Sushi rolling takes some practice.

Too much filling won’t work.

You also have to squeeze the roll as you go so the roll sticks to itself.

Cutting the roll:

Wet a sharp knife.

Cut the sushi into inch long pieces wetting the knife between each cut.

Enjoy your homemade sushi,

even the mistakes are going to taste good!

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