Quinoa Sushi with prawns and mackerel
Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Rice Free, Refined Sugar Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Soya Free. Endometriosis, Crohns & Celiac Safe.
(These depend on what ingredients you personally like, what we did was prepare a variety and select what we wanted to eat)
The selection was:
2 fillets of smoked mackerel
a packet of cooked prawns
sushi nori (the most important bit)
a packet of asparagus
around 6oz quinoa
3-4 Tsp cyder vinegar
The raw asparagus is an acquired taste so have a nibble and see if you like it, if not i suppose you could always cut it into strips and then boil it for a few minutes to make it tender.
The raw carrots make the sushi crunchy, my boyfriend wasn't too keen but i didn't mind them they added a different texture.
Next our prawns were a little on the cold nearly frozen side so we just cooked them through with a little pure spread then left them to cool down.
The vinegar will help with the stickyness of the quinoa and help keep everything together whilst you are rolling your sushi.
bowl up your different ingredients so that they are ready for the making of the sushi!!
DO NOT start rolling your sushi until your quinoa is fully cooled and cold.
so lay your nori sheet shiny side down.
there are lines on your nori sheet so leave the first 1.5 lines free of quinoa, this will help with the rolling.
layer the quinoa on first leaving the 1.5 lines either side. then layer your chosen ingredients in the middle of the quinoa.
Having the ingredients in the middle will hopefully guarantee that they will be in the middle of your sushi roll.
Pick up the nori closest to you and carefully push your chosen ingredients into the quinoa pushing towards you and slowly rolling as you go.
Once you have managed to essentially roll the quinoa around your ingredients.
Tuck the stray quinoa that you can see in photo back into your roll.
making sure you are squeezing the quinoa into the roll shape.
Finally roll the sticky damp strip to the other side of the nori roll and smooth down, if it doesnt stick add a bit more water.
Don't hack the roll like you would saw wood, it will just fall apart.
be gentle, place the blade, drag forward, pick up the blade and repeat, and that way you will get a cleaner cut.
If you find your filling is falling out use the side of the blade to pat the filling back into the roll.
Here is the finished article they were delicious and tasted like sushi.
I think next time we will try salmon wrapped sushi and nori inside sesame outside sushi
If you try it email me your results and let me know how it went.
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