Indulge Your Sushi Cravings

Homemade sushi recipe

Homemade Sushi Prepared Easy 
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Thursday, May 26, 2016 

We know that sushi is a popular choice for a night out with friends or for a romantic date night. But we also know good sushi can break the bank. If you’re looking for a way to indulge your sushi cravings while sticking to your monthly budget, surimi (otherwise referred to as imitation crabmeat) may be the way to go.   

According to Louis Kemp Crab Delights, surimi is a fully cooked Japanese seafood ingredient that’s a great introduction for those new to sushi. Made from premium wild Alaskan Pollock – a highly-sustainable whitefish – and real snow crab, surimi is a good source of protein and is more cost effective than cuts of raw seafood. 

So, if you make the choice to cook at home, but still have a penchant for customization, surimi allows you to skip the pricey sushi restaurant and instead create your own unique sushi at home.

Try the following sushi recipe by blogger Nicole Harris of Wonky Wonderful. You can enjoy these Homemade California Roll Sushi Stacks with friends, family or on a date.

Homemade California Roll Sushi Stacks
Prep time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

2 cups cooked sushi rice, divided

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 teaspoons sugar

pinch of salt

1 large (28-ounce) can or round food mold

2 avocados, peeled and chopped, divided

1 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped, divided

2 cups Louis Kemp Crab Delights surimi seafood, chopped, divided

2 teaspoons lemon, finely chopped, divided

4 teaspoons sesame seeds, divided

4 individual size seaweed sheets, torn into bite-size pieces, divided


Spicy Sauce

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Sriracha

1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

Prepare rice according to package instructions. 

Mix together rice vinegar, sugar and salt, and pour over cooked rice. Gently toss to coat. 

Prepare can by removing contents, removing top and bottom with can opener then cleaning thoroughly. A round food mold will also work.

Place can upright on flat plate and hold firmly in place while layering ingredients.

Press 1/2 cup cooked rice in bottom of can. Follow with 1/2 cup avocado, 1/4 cup chopped cucumber, 1/2 cup chopped surimi seafood and 1/2 teaspoon chopped lemon. Use the back of a spoon to firmly press ingredients down to ensure sushi stack stays together. 

Top with 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and 1 sheet of seaweed.

Gently pull can up to remove.

Repeat process to create three more sushi stacks.

To prepare spicy sauce, mix mayo, Sriracha and soy sauce until incorporated.

Serve sushi stacks with drizzle of spicy sauce, if desired, and soy sauce.

Find more delicious surimi seafood recipes at Photo courtesy of Nicole Harris.


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