Monday, September 15, 2008

sushi with sunflower seed pate

my friend first taught me how to roll sushi a couple years ago, and it has become one of my favourite things to make and to eat. granted, it takes a little more work to make your own, but it's rewarding and if you get a group of people together to make it, it's like a little party! this was a spontaneous sunday night dinner a couple weeks ago.

rolling sushi isn't difficult, but it's better learned by video or in person. if you don't know how to roll, just check out some online videos on youtube. in the future i might post several pictures of the rolling process.

we made two different kinds of rolls:
  • avocado and shiitake mushroom
  • sunflower seed pate and carrots
  • *(also a couple of 'left-over' rolls of all the ingredients)

    for the pate:
    • 3/4 cup soaked sunflower seeds
    • 2 tablespoons nama shoyu/soy sauce/braggs aminos
    • 2 tablespoons tahini
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1/8 cup carrots
blend all the pate ingredients up in a magic bullet or food processor. it should be a paste/pate type texture, so you may need to adjust accordingly. for the rest of your ingredients, you'll want to slice them up into strips so they roll up nicely. we also used kelp and dulse flakes (and sometimes sriracha sauce) to give the rolls extra flavour. i should have taken pictures of our pre-roll layout, but i totally forgot. i'll do that the next time.

combine flavours as you see fit!


Jessie said...

I'm a fan of sushi and those look really good. I'm loving your recipe! :)

kelley said...

wow, it's been too long since i've made sushi! i see some avocado rolls in my future.

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Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

Woo, sunflower pate sounds delish!

Mark by Chocolate said...

The important thing about rolling sushi is the rice. I did a sushi maki side about 3 years ago with my maple/soy salmon recipe. I bought a mat made sure not to over stuff. Plus, on the ends, I left the veggies stick way out for end piece presentation.

Yours look great. Sorry, Hudson is climbing on my lap. Gotta go.

kishykat said...

wow, you must have some awesome friend that taught you how to make sushi, cause those look awesome