A fun and new way to present sushi, giving you three varieties at one go. This can easily be adapted into classic sushi rolls using the same ingredients instead of sandwiches.
Ingredients: serves 8
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp salt
3/4 cup vinegar
4 cups cooked short grain rice, still hot*
8 sheets nori, divided
225 g shrimp, peeled and deveined
¾ cup flour
¼ cup cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
¾ cup ice water
oil, for frying
salt, to taste
1 avocado, sliced, divided
170 g imitation crab (1 can)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp chilli paste
115 g smoked salmon
*4 cups cooked rice from 1.5 uncooked cups.
In a bowl, add the sugar, salt, and vinegar, and stir to combine. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Transfer the hot rice onto a bowl and pour the vinegar mixture over the rice.
Using a spatula fold in the vinegar into the rice, aerating it while mixing to get it down to room temperature.
Lay 4 sheets of nori onto two sheet pans. Spread half the rice mixture onto the nori on one sheet pan in an even layer. Repeat with the remaining sheet pan.
Refrigerate uncovered for 30 minutes to an hour.
In a bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and egg until smooth.
Slowly add the ice water in a steady stream whisking until just mixed.
Dip the shrimp in the batter until fully coated. Heat a large pot of oil and when hot add shrimp and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a wire rack to drain. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
Remove the sheet pans with rice from the refrigerator. Place the first sheet of nori and rice onto a cutting board.
Mentally divide the rice sheet into sections. On one section, place a layer of avocado, and top with the crab.
On another section, place the sliced avocado and top with the shrimp tempura.
On another section, spread a layer of the mayonnaise whipped with chilli paste, then top with smoked salmon and a layer of avocado.
Gently invert the other sheet tray with rice onto the sheet tray with toppings, so that the edges are even.
Cut the sushi into 16 even squares.
Serve with teriyaki sauce, spicy mayonnaise, and soy sauce.
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