LOBSTER LOVE ROLL RECIPE
This lovely "fishless sushi" recipe comes to us courtesy of NewGem Products. For more traditional sushi recipes, see our Sushi Recipes Page.
1. Poach lobster in olive oil on LOW heat until just done about 6-8 minutes. Cut claws lengthwise and rough chop pieces.
2. De-cob corn. (If wintertime corn, blanch in sugar water and ice bath before de-cobbing).
3. Brunoise celery, then mix corn and celery. Add mayonnaise and lime juice before rolling.
4. Finely chop chives.
5. Lay in 1/2 cup of sushi rice on Corn Origami Wrap leaving 1/2 inch border at top. Spread thin layer of tobiko across middle of rice.
6. Lay in corn, celery, mayo-lime mixture.
7. Lay in lobster.
8. Roll and cut into 8 even pieces. Top each piece with sprinkle of chives and serve with Citrus Soy Sauce
Citrus Soy Sauce
1. Combine all ingredients until sugar is dissolved, strain.
4 ounces prepared sushi rice (recipe is below)
1.3 ounces Lobster
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
.4 ounces Celery
.3 ounces Corn
1 teaspoon Lime Juice
.5 teaspoon (2 ml) Mayonnaise
.4 ounces Wasabi tobiko
.2 ounces Chives
1 Origami Corn Wrap
Citrus Soy Sauce Ingredients
1 cup Soy sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons orange juice
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons yuzu juice
1 Tablespoon raw sugar
SUSHI RICE RECIPE
Often, up to 80% of product consumed during a sushi meal is rice. Getting your sushi rice right is a crucial element in successful sushi making at home. The proper preparation of the rice is so important that in our shop as well as most quality establishments there are chefs whose sole responsibility is to cook the rice.
If you do not have a Japanese rice cooker, a heavy pot with lid is essential( I like Lagostina cookware). One secret is to always measure your ingredients carefully. Following is a basic sushi rice recipe for rolled sushi. Also, the type of rice you use is most important.
We recommend the following brands: Kokuho Rose, Tamaki Gold, Tamanishiki, Nozomi and Yume.
Prepare Your Tezu
Your first step is to prepare your vinegar-water solution called tezu. Mix together 250 ml of water, 30 ml of rice vinegar (Marukan and Mitsukan are excellent) and 5 ml of salt.
(yields - 4 large rolls [futomaki] or 10 small rolls [hosomaki]) 500 ml Sushi Rice
600 ml Water
60 ml Rice Vinegar
30 ml Sugar
5 ml Salt
Wash The Rice
Wash the rice several times until the water runs fairly clear when draining. Let your wash rice strain for 30 minutes. Transfer the rice to your pot or Japanese electric rice cooker and add the measured water.
Cook The Rice
For electric rice cookers, turn on and wait for rice to finish cooking. For stove top cooking heat to boiling , cover tightly and simmer at lowest heat allowing the rice to steam for 18 minutes. You must leave it covered... no peaking!
Remove your pot from the heat and let stand covered for another 15 minutes.
Prepare Your Sushi Vinegar
Mix the vinegar, sugar and salt together in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let your sushi vinegar cool to room temperature.
Take a wooden spatula or spoon and cut and fold the rice. Be gentle as you do not want to smash the cooked grains.
Prepare Your Mixing Bowl
Moisten your bowl with a cloth dampened with your TEZU mixture. The traditional bowl to use is the flat-bottomed wooden sushi oke or hangiri. The porous wood absorbs excess moisture and the large surface allows the rice to cool more quickly and evenly.
Put the hot rice into your mixing bowl and add 1/4 of the sushi vinegar solution. Mix with a folding motion so as to not smash your perfect sushi rice. Repeat until all sushi vinegar is used.
Fan Your Rice
After mixing, fan [electric fan will work] the hot rice mixture for about 5 or 6 minutes in order to remove excess moisture and create a glossy shine to your rice. Your rice should have a slight chewiness and be sticky to the touch.
Et Voila! Sushilinks' perfect sushi rice ready for rolling!
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