It’s no secret my family loves to eat sushi, even my kids. But, let’s face it. Buying sushi is ridiculously expensive. And making it is time consuming.
Here is the best way I’ve found to eat sushi without the expense of eating out or the time of making actual rolls. Just throw all the stuff in a bowl and go! Sushi Bowls! All the flavors, all the tastes, but quick and easy. This is one of my kids’ favorite meals. It’s almost a gimme.
What makes this bowl fabulous is the addition of a quick wasabi mayonnaise. It gives the bowl an awesome creamy kick. You need Japanese mayonnaise for it to work.
It can be found in Asian markets and actually quite a few grocery stores these days. Or you can always find it on good ole Amazon. I don’t know what magic they use to make it different, but it is yummier than our American stuff.
You just mix the mayo with a little wasabi powder and you have a great little sauce. (I actually don’t love wasabi and prefer the plain mayonnaise, but my husband really likes the wasabi.) Wasabi powder is found in the spice aisle of many supermarkets. I found it at Target.
I’ve also found that marinating the cucumber in a little vinegar really helps the flavor. It gives it a little tang that you really need.
You can use actual crab (but it’s expensive) so we almost always use Krab. If you need this dish to be gluten free, then you’ll need to use the real stuff. Or you can use shrimp or whatever else you want. Notice that all the seafood in here is cooked.
My final piece of advice is don’t add the nori (seaweed) until just before you eat. It can get kinda soggy and gummy. Also make sure you slice it into thin-ish strips.
Lately, I’ve been super annoyed at blog posts that tell thirteen page personal stories interspersed with 400 photos of the same recipe from 199 different angles. If you’re like me, you mostly want the facts, thank you ma’am; Info about the recipe, tips for success and then the actual recipe (of course with a couple of photos to make you salivate a bit, or help you understand the steps.) So without further ado…