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Italian Temari Sushi

Italian Temari Sushi

A Western-flavored temari sushi that uses wine vinegar for the sushi rice. This sushi will certainly liven up parties or cherry blossom viewings.

Ingredients: Approximately 18 sushi balls

White rice
1 1/2 rice cooker cups
♦ White wine vinegar
2 tablespoons
♦ Sugar
2 teaspoons
♦ Salt
2/3 teaspoons
Smoked salmon
as needed
Salmon roe
to taste
Shiso leaves (or fresh basil)
as needed
Prosciutto
as needed
Cream cheese
as needed
Leafy vegetables (like fresh Italian parsley)
as needed
Roast beef
as needed
Onion
a small amount
Ginger
a small amount
Shrimp
as needed
Avocado
as needed
Lemon juice
a small amount
Wasabi
a small amount
For the ⦿ sauce:
Genovese
1 tablespoon
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
For the ◎ sauce:
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Olive oil
2 teaspoons
Black pepper
Coarse salt

Steps

1. Combine all ingredients marked with a ♦ and mix in the sushi vinegar. Pour over cooked rice (should be a little hard) to make Western-flavored sushi rice.
2. ♧: On a sheet of plastic wrap, place the smoked salmon, shiso leaf, and 1 heaping tablespoon of sushi rice. Wrap up and squeeze gently to form balls like a kinchaku pouch. Top with salmon roe.
3. ♢: Wrap up the prosciutto, cream cheese, (black pepper if you'd like), and sushi rice with plastic wrap just like Step 2. Top with the leafy vegetable.
4. ♢: Follow the same procedures with roast beef, grated ginger, and sushi rice and wrap them up. Top with minced onion.
5. ♡: Wrap up the shrimp, avocado coated with a small amount of sliced lemon, and sushi rice with plastic wrap. Top with wasabi.
6. ⦿ Sauce (optional): Mix genovese and olive oil to make basil sauce.
7. Sauce (optional): Mix soy sauce and olive oil for a soy-based sauce.
8. Dish it up, and decorate nicely with the sauce. Serve with black pepper and coarse salt if you'd like.
9. Also great to pack in bentos without removing them from the plastic wrap.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make sushi with Western ingredients, and then I came up with this interesting idea to make Western-flavored sushi rice!
I've also made some Western-style sauce in addition to the standard wasabi soy sauce.