March 15, 2015

Sushi Roll Recipes

Need some sushi roll inspiration? You've come to the right place. 

Homemade Sushi rolls recipes How To global grub

Here are some of my favorites: 

  • California-ish: Crab, avocado and cucumber roll topped with a slice of sushi-grade salmon or some spicy tuna (substitute crab with sushi-grade tuna, salmon, shrimp OR teriyaki chicken)
  • Super Spicy Tuna: Sushi-grade* tuna, Sriracha sauce and mayo roll topped with a slice of fresh jalapeno and more Sriracha
  • Tempura: Battered/fried shrimp (boxed tempura mix and fully prepared tempura are popping up at more stores). Optionally add slices of avocado on the outside
  • Philly: Sushi-grade* salmon, cream cheese (block form can be easily cut into strips) and cucumber
  • Rainbow Roll: Jazz up California Rolls. Instructions:
    • Thinly slice your favorite assortment of sashimi (sushi-grade* tuna, salmon, halibut, yellow tail, etc.) and avocado
    • Place slices diagonally around outside of California Roll, alternating sashimi/avocado slices to create a “rainbow”
    • Cover roll’s surface with plastic wrap and use bamboo sushi mat to mold sashimi/avocado onto the roll
    • Remove sushi mat and plastic wrap, and cut into rolls

*Sushi-grade fish is readily found at nicer grocery stores (you can always ask the butcher to confirm)

And when I'm throwing a Sushi Party, I always like to include some options for my non-meat eater and non-raw stuff friends:

  • Veggie: Choose 3-4 of your favorites (such as cucumber, avocado, carrots, bell pepper, asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, sprouts, daikon)
  • Teriyaki Chicken: Optionally add slices of avocado and/or cucumber

Your turn! What are your favorite rolls? 

PS - My friends double as hand models. Special thanks to my homies!