Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Paleo Sushi

I don't think I have ever shared this with all of you, but this is another easy, simple and tasty way of tossing together a Feel Good Eating meal.

Instead of rice, I use cauliflower to make some sushi rolls. Boil cauliflower, mash it up and add some butter. If you make a large batch, it's nice and easy to keep in the fridge for a few days, and you will have your "sushi rice"  ready to get creative. You can of course add a dash of rice vinegar to the cauliflower, but no worries if you don't have it. It doesn't really need it. (I didn't add it in my last batch).

Grab your handy dandy sushi mat, (if you don't have one, you can easily make one out of a piece tin foil and saran wrap, it works perfect also.) I like to cover mine with some saran wrap, the mats last longer that way and clean up is easy. Put your piece of nori (seaweed) on your mat and spread out the cauliflower all over.
Next I made a bit of spicy mayo. A bit of mayo mixed in with chili sauce. Spread that all over the rice/cauliflower.
Then I added a few scallions, thinly sliced cucumber and avocado. Let your imagination run wild here. It's super tasty with thinly sliced left over grilled chicken.

Roll, roll, roll away...

and your left with a delicious home made sushi roll.
Don't worry if it doesn't come out perfect, you can eat it with knife and fork or chopsticks. The perfect roll will come with a couple of tries at it. If you do manage to get a nice roll, wet your sharp knife blade before cutting, it really helps keep the nori intact. The above roll usually has some salmon in it, but I didn't have any and I was hungry. Or, in really hot coconut oil, fry up a few pieces of fresh shrimp and add to the roll. Exquisite!
Sorry about the terrible phone pictures, but wanted to share.



Anonymous said...

That looks so incredibly delicious. I know it tastes just as delicious as it looks. Can't wait to try this myself. Thank you for sharing your brilliant, quick and simple recipes with us!

Flowerdew Onehundred said...

Another way to do this without rice and without the bother of cooking cauliflower (I can never be bothered to cook it and "rice" it) is to use fish for the outer part.

What I mean is to use wild-caught canned salmon or tuna mushed up and spread on the nori. You can do that with or without mayonnaise (I'm not eating mayo at the moment), then put use cucumbers and avocados for the center of the roll.

Just a suggestion for those that are lazier than you. :D

Beck said...

Awesome, and very easy to read. I think your pics are fine (says one phone pic taker to the other).

Where can we get the nori? Does it have to be soaked or anything beforehand?

Love the blog!

Marc said...

Thank you Anon!!
Don't know about briliant ;-)
But I do try to keep it quick and simple.

I don't actualy "rice" it, I just quickly mash it.
That is a GREAT suggestion!! I'm going to try that.
Do you eat homemade mayo?


awww..thanks so much!
You can get the nori at any healthfood store or whole foods, trader joe's etc. I see it in some regular supermarkets also. No need to soak, ready to go right out of the package. You can "crisp" it you like. Just hold over a stove burner for a few secs.
Better pics coming up next post.


SushiTail said...

Cauliflower instead of sushi rice?
Wow, that's creative!

GiGi said...

When I make paleo sushi... I use nori (duh) but stuff it with spaghetti squash & cooked or raw salmon or eel! It's amazing!!! :)