Shiso leaves (finely chop half, cut the other half into leaf shapes)
1 bag (to taste)
White sesame seeds
Shredded nori seaweed
Line the bottom only of the round pan with parchment paper. Prepare the chirashi sushi according to the directions of the package. The mix is a little too concentrated to my liking, so I added an extra cup of rice.
Stuff rice into the pan about halfway to the top. Put in half the salmon, half the shiso, half the sesame seeds, and half the nori. Cover completely with the remaining rice.
Cover with plastic wrap and use your hands to push it all tightly together. Flip it onto a plate and remove the parchment paper from the bottom.
Sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds and nori, then decorate to top with the shredded omelet, avocado, salmon roe, salmon, and shiso leaves.
Story Behind this Recipe
I thought this would be fun to separate into individual portions and eat on Christmas. I used pre-made chirashi sushi mix to make this easily. It's also ideal for New Year's, birthdays, or any event.
If you roll up the salmon slices starting from the thinner ends, you can shape them into roses.