I loooooove sushi and one of my favourites is dragon rolls but the tempura bater and soy sauce both have wheat in them which sucks for those intolerant to gluten so I tried out a new recipe last night and the results were pretty tasty!
What you will need:
- Sushi grade rice (I get mine from Tesco)
- Shrimp or king prawns
- Nori seaweed sheets
- Gluten Free soy sauce
- Chilli paste (optional)
- Garlic paste (optional)
- Salad of your choosing (I used spinach, radish and cucumber)
- Vegetable oil
- Batter (100g gluten free plain flour & soda water or tonic if you want more of a lemony taste)
- Sushezi or sushi rolling mat
- Sharp knife
Step 1 - Prep your fish
I used king prawns as they are easier to find in the supermarket, cutting them into smaller pieces to that they are easier to lie in a straight line within the sushi
Step 2 - Make your batter
Add 100g of gluten free plain flour to to a bowl and then slowly mix in your soda/tonic until it's a thin paste. If you dip your finger in it then it should slightly cover your finger but not look too thick.
Remember to clean your hands first!!
Step 3 - Cook Fish
Fill a small pan about a 1/4 full with oil, whilst putting your fish in the batter whist your oil heats up. Once the oil is hot enough (you can tell this by dropping in a small amount of batter to see if it sizzles and rises to the surface) then slowly add your fish and leave to cook for a few minutes until golden brown. Then very carefully remove the fish from the pan and place on a piece of kitchen roll to dry out.
Then leave the fish to cool.
Step 4 - Make your Sushi
Take half a Nori sheet and place your fish and some strips of cucumber in a straight line on the sheet. Then roll the sheet up, wetting one end so it sticks.
I have a Sushezi so then I just put my sushi in the tube, place the Nori sheet in the middle, close the tube up and compress, before pushing the sushi out. Alternatively, you can use a sushi rolling mat.
Step 5 - Add the scales
De-shell half an avocado and thinly slice it, as well as slicing your sushi (it works better if you clean your knife between sushi cuts).
Then take a few slices and layer them on top of the sushi like dragon scales
Step 6 - Make your sauce
Now you can just have soy sauce on it's own but I like putting it in a small tub with some chilli and garlic paste before shaking to mix up.
Step 7 - Garnish your plate
Garnish with a salad of your choice or just load up on the sushi goodness!!!
I'll be back,