Originally Posted by spork
I've also been playing around with "trout sushi," but haven't yet created any combinations that I've felt is special. Its working title is "Montana Roll." Timo
, if you have any suggestions off-the-cuff, you can bet I'll try making it...
Well, this is a favorite of mine that can be made with any mild flavored cooked fish or even stronger flavored fish like smoked salmon.
This will work best as an inside-out roll.
Prepare young cucumber so that it is peeled and cut into 1/8 inch wide strips. Cut the peel into very thin strips. This will be the light green/dark green contrast for the face of each piece.
Cut the cooked trout so that it is in 1/4 inch strips and pat it as dry as possible with paper towels. If you don't do this with cooked fish, it makes the rolls mushy and less appealing to the mouth-feel.
Prep some nice 1/8 inch strips of red bell pepper.
Prep some thin strips of cream cheese.
Prepare the rice on the seaweed. Then flip it for filling.
First, lay a scattered bed of cucumber peel for the rest of the items to lay on. This will make an outer circle of dark green in the finished roll.
Then, the strips of fish, cream cheese and red bell pepper and cucumber meat on top of the cucumber peel, making sure each item is aligned as much as possible.
Finish the roll and it's press.
Cut into good bite sized slices and arrange the slices on a serving plate. Use a white plate if possible, it makes this roll stand out nicely.
Drizzle a thin pair of sriracha lines across each piece, with a wide part in the middle left bare. Then put two dots of thin mustard spaced evenly in the middle of each piece.
The sriracha and mustard are for slight flavor and decoration. Use only enough to make it appear. Too much will over-power the other flavors.
A little bit of lettuce strips cut very thin and arranged around the outer edge of the plate is good for display. You could even dot the lettuce with sriracha. It's a great bite between bites of roll and refreshes the mouth.
That's just off the top of my head though......hehe
Please let me know how you like it if you do try it.