Hey guys! I just wanted to share a few recipes I came up with. I thought them up because I was having a friend over for lunch and she is into the whole "low carb" thing. Anyway, I came up with maki sushi that doesn't use rice.
I served it with miso soup. It was a nice meal.
Nori seaweed wrappers
Daikon (lo bak)
Toasted sesame seeds
Fillings of your choice (smoked salmon, tuna, shrimp, crab, avocado, sliced marinated shiitaki mushrooms, etc.)
Grate the carrots, zuchinni, and daikon but keep them seperated. Sprinkle a bit of sesame oil, mirin and sesame seeds into each dish and toss until the veggies are coated. Set aside.
Boil the cauliflower until very, very tender. Drain. Puree. Set aside.
Prepare the fillings of your choice. I used avocados, shiitaki mushrooms (which I marinated in a bit of teriyaki sauce) shrimps, crab and salmon for the sushi I made.
Now for the fun bit!
Place a sheet of nori on bamboo sushi roller mat or piece of plastic wrap. Place either the grated carrot, zuchinni, daikon, OR pureed cauliflower on about 1/2 of the nori. Then put in filling of choice. Once filled, roll into a tube, seal edges with a bit of water and then slice into 6 slices.
These are the combos I used:
Grated carrot w/ marinated shiitaki mushrooms
Grated zuchinni and carrot w/ crab and avocado
Pureed cauliflower w/ salmon (I mixed wasabi in with the cauliflower puree for extra flavour)
Daikon and carrot w/ shrimps
Zuchinni, avocado and crab
Cauliflower puree w/ shiitaki mushroom and grated carrot
If you need help with how to roll the maki, try this website.
Let me know if anyone tries this recipe. My friend and I both really enjoyed the maki.