Lazy Day Sushi

If you are like me,  you love some soosh!  If you go out for sushi, it is definitely a treat! 

If you have 4 kids that like sushi, it is a rarity. 

In order to get my fix, and not spend too much time or money on it, I started making "Lazy Sushi".  Here are the steps it takes to create a couple of salmon rolls.   I used riced cauliflower for this as I have been trying to do fewer carbs.  

First Step- (using riced Cauliflower)  Get frozen riced cauliflower (super cheap at Trader Joe's or Costco).  Lightly cook in pan over med/low heat with a little sesame oil.  Be careful not to use more than you want as it is strong stuff and can overpower.  I start out with 1/8 tsp, and go from there.  As soon as it is cooked throughly and moisture has evaporated, sprinkle with a little salt, put in a little rice wine vinegar, then remove it from heat and put on plate.

Allow to come to room temperature for approx 30 minutes.

 Next-  Gather your tools.  I used Costco smoked salmon, nori sheets (target, or walmart), chili sauce, cucumbers, cream cheese, match stick carrots, avocado, and bell pepper.  This is just what I had on hand in the fridge.

If you go out to sushi, they will be using fresh sushi grade salmon.   I like the ease of this, and I use only about half the package for 3 rolls which makes it reasonably priced.  

OK, now get a sushi mat.  This pictured below is a charger that we had in the china cabinet.  I've had a lot of sushi mats, but for some reason the kids seem to use them as swords and break them.  So this is a "make the most of what you have" situation.

Now, get out a piece of nori and lay it on top of a piece of parchment paper.  If you are using a real sushi mat and rice combo, you typically wrap the mat in Saran wrap to prevent sticking.   I like using parchment paper as it maintains its structure, and doesn't stick. Saran wrap sticks all over itself, and you end up waving your arms around like a cat with a sticker stuck to its paw.

Put a little rice/cauliflower on the nori sheet.  Leave room up top.

Put a little row of your ingredients on top of the cauliflower.

Now, this is the hardest part, but once you do it a couple of times.. you're good.  Grab the mat/parchment that is closest to you, and fold the nori over itself.  Once the nori is over itself and all the ingredients are in the middle, give it a squeeze really so all the ingredients go together.  Move your hands around and give it a little squeeze on the entire roll so it forms a tight log.

There should be a little extra little tab of nori.  Take your finger and place a bead of water on it, then finish the roll and it will stick to itself.

You are free to stop there, or take it up a step.  I added more of the salmon on top of the nori.  You could also put avocado on top too.

Cut in half

Put halves together and make 3 slices through both lengths.  This will give you 8 pieces.  Be sure to use a sharp knife.  A dull knife will rip apart your rolls, and make you realize that you need to work on your patience and cussing.

Mix together some mayo, sriracha, and a couple drops of sesame oil.  No real measurements here, just start with a little sriracha, then add mayo until its the consistency you like.

Put rolls on plates and top with a little of your sauce.  Hit it with a drop of Sriracha, and sprinkle some sesame seeds on it.

Boom! Lazy Day Sushi. (aka recovering from a minor medical procedure and taking it easy :p)


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