I have some nova-style smoked salmon, which is essentially raw fish with a bit of smoke to it. My oldest daughter asked me to show her how to make sushi.
What I know about making sushi can be summed up in two words: EAT OUT.
What I can guess about making sushi is a much larger body of information. I got to feeling creative this afternoon, so I prepped the rice (which I cooked wrong, burning the bottom, but the rest of it was sticky enough so it’s okay), and made some rolls. Two of them were inside-out rolls (that’s the last time I bother with that) wrapped around some clam-and-mayo salad. One of them was a regular roll wrapped around smoked salmon.
With the help of Chef Google I made some tempura batter, batter-dipped all three rolls, and deep-fried them, just like they do for some rolls at my favorite sushi place.
What can I say? Sushi is comfort food, and deep-fried things are comfort food, so the plan seemed very comfortable.
Worse still, it WORKED. Kiki loved it. I loved it. Patches and Sandra liked it.
The best part is that the salmon in the middle was still raw. Mmmm…. raw.