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Lemon Asparagus Sushi

I mean, I just really wanted sushi.

I had the craving..

And I had some asparagus that I needed to cook up.

Add in a few seasonings, like lemon and sesame oil, and you have this amazingly refreshing sushi.

Oh, and halfway through, I found a small can of salmon pâté from France, and started to add some to the remaining rolls..

It got a little weird.

But, good weird.

 

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups sushi rice, cooked and cooled
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 5 nori sheets
  • sesame seeds
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cut into strips
  • 1/2 avocado, cut into strips
  • 1 large scallion, cut into small long strips
  • a dozen or so very large asparagus spears (or more smaller ones)
  • sprinkle of sesame oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • soy sauce (for dipping)

Season the asparagus, sprinkle with sesame oil, and lemon juice. Roast for 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven, until fork tender.

Mix the rice wine vinegar into the cooled, cooked sushi rice. On the non-glossy side of the nori sheet, spread a think layer of rice on most of it, leaving a bit at one end. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and in the center, layer in 2-3 asparagus spears, a strip of cream cheese, a scallion strip, some avocado, maybe a little salmon spread (optional)?

And roll it up, sushi style.

I don’t have a bamboo roller, so I used a sheet of plastic wrap under the nori sheet to roll them up really tight.

You can even reverse roll it (with the rice on the outside).

Then cut them into 8 pieces, by halving and then halving and halving again. If you wet the knife, it cuts cleanly.

I am definitely eating the rest for lunch tomorrow.. They travel easy.

And this makes quite a lot.

So weird.

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June 6, 2016 Comments (2) Big Dishes, Favorites, Vegetables

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