Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Faux Sushi Salmon Rounds



I gave up a lot of my favorite sushi rolls when I stopped eating gluten (although my very first day of eating gluten-free, I unknowingly ate an eel roll). No more shrimp tempura rolls, no more eel rolls, no more california rolls. Sigh. I gave up a lot of other restaurant food too, but lucky for me, I love to cook. So whenever I get a twinge of sadness that I can't eat whatever I want at restaurants, I just remind myself how much fun I'm going to have learning how to make my favorite dishes at home.

I made these Faux Sushi Salmon Rounds the other night when I was craving spicy tuna rolls. It's not exactly sushi, but it hit the spot. Plus there are so many possibilities for different toppings that I'll definitely be making more soon. I had it as a light dinner, but it would also be a great party appetizer or a fun dinner idea for friends. Wouldn't it be fun to make a bunch of different toppings and let everyone assemble their own creations? In fact, I think I might e-mail my girlfriends right now and suggest a sushi party!




Ingredients:
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. mirin
1 Tbsp. Eden Shake or sesame seeds
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1 package smoked salmon
1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions:
  1. Cook rice according to the instructions on the bag, then let cool. (I make a bunch and then have leftover rice for other recipes). In a mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup of rice with the rice vinegar, mirin, and Eden Shake (or sesame seeds).
  2. Form bite-size balls of the rice mixture with your hand. Put them on the serving plate and gently flatten them.
  3. Top with a slice each of cucumber, avocado, and salmon.
  4. Serve immediately with wheat-free soy sauce for dipping.
Makes approximately 14 rounds
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This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Tuesdays At The Table, and Tasty Tuesdays.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

sushi party! let's do it!!!

Cole said...

Those look delish! The best part to me? Smoked salmon instead of raw! I know, I'm weird for not really liking sushi. :-)

Thanks for sharing with TATT!

THE ACTORS DIET said...

i love your faux sushi!!!

Linda said...

I'm not a sushi person, but I think I could go for this!

Marlow said...

These look tasty!! I miss shrimp tempura rolls too! I can't imagine it's to hard to make GF tempura batter...but I've never been good at rolling sushi!

heartnsoulcooking said...

GREAT!!! for the holiday parties. I'm always looking for something new to make for all the family parties. THANKS!!!
Geri

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That's a fun recipe. Thanks for linking to TMTT.

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