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Chikuwa Mentaiko Shiso Rolls Squid Naruto-style Rolls

Chikuwa Mentaiko Shiso Rolls Squid Naruto-style Rolls

Doesn't it look like Naruto rolls at just a glance? This is a quick and simple sake appetizer.

Ingredients: 8 rolls

Uncooked chikuwa
4 sticks
Shiso leaves
4 leaves
Mentaiko salt-cured spicy cod or pollack roe
About 1/2 piece
Sliced cheese
2 slices

Steps

1. Cut a slit into the chikuwa vertically, and open it up (don't cut in half!). Place the cooked side downwards and spread it out, and score a lattice pattern with a knife.
2. Place a shiso leaf on the back side of the chikuwa, spread 1/2 teaspoon of mentaiko on top of the shiso leaf, and lay half a slice of cheese on top.
3. Roll it up from the edge, and secure with two toothpicks. Cut it in half from the center, and arrange on a plate.

Story Behind this Recipe

I looked this up in a cook book, and changed the procedure.