Don’t care for sushi?
What do you eat to celebrate New Year’s? We celebrate it with homemade ‘all you care to eat’ sushi. Our family lived in Japan for 5 ½ years where we all acquired a taste for the bite size pieces dipped in wasabi sauce. Lessons from locals taught us how to make a pretty wicked sushi roll. It might not be on your New Year’s menu; in fact there are sushi haters out there. But now you can have your sushi and love it too. No raw fish, no vegetables and no nori seaweed. Fruit Sushi is a triple play finger food served as a dessert or an appetizer. In the Japanese tradition of eating healthy desserts, the coconuty bites are light and delicate. It starts with a coconut rice base. Your eyes feast first on the top multi-colored fresh fruit crest. Who can resist the creamy custard sandwiched between rice and fruit? It’s delicate, tropical, colorful and healthy.
2010 AniversaRecipe—Ciabatta and Béchamel Eggs Benedict
Recipe: Nigiri Fruit Sushi
The Rest-Coconut Rice
1 1/2 cups Calrose Rice
2 cups Water
2 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
5 oz Coconut Milk
1. Using a strainer, rinse the rice to remove the milky coating. In a rice cooker, combine the rice, 2 cups water, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and steam until water is absorbed.
2. Add coconut milk and stir. Spread evenly in a 9X13 dish lined with wax paper or parchment and set aside to cool.
3. In the meantime, combine egg yolks with 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
5. Add coconut then set aside and cool to room temperature.
6. Once the custard is cool, in another small bowl, combine the gelatin and 1/4 cup cold water. Stir to combine and dissolve. Mix into the custard.
7. Fold in the whipped cream.
9. Slide chilled mixture onto a cutting board and trim away the rounded edges. Cut into approximately 32, 1”X 2 1/2” rectangles. Decorate with fruit slices and pieces.
• Use any desired fruit such as, pineapple, peaches, bananas or mandarin oranges.
• Cut in squares or cut in circles with a biscuit cutter.
• Place part of the rice in an 8X8 dish and using a sushi mat, make maki sushi by rolling the remaining rice in fruit leather or roll ups then slice. Decorate with small pieces of fruit.
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