Friday, 25 August 2017

Fried Shiitake & Chili Mayo Sushi

Adapted from a recipe on Olives for Dinner this delicious sushi option is flavorsome with heat and crunch. Kind of like a spicy California roll.

Fried Shiitake & Chili Mayo Sushi


Sushi Rice, cooled (around 2-4 cups cooked)
Nori papers
2 egg replacers
1 cup corn starch
1-2 cups fresh shiitake mushrooms (if using dried, soak in hot water for 30 minutes)
1/4 cup vegan mayo
1-2 Tbls sambal olak (chilli paste)
oil for frying


Heat oil in a large frying pan, around 1-2" up the side of the pan, and set to medium-high.
Make up egg replacers according to packet instructions and set aside in one bowl.
Place corn starch in a separate bowl.
Slice mushrooms into strips, add to egg replacer and then into corn starch, coating well.
If oil sizzles when a drop of corn starch is dropped in then it's ready.
Add the mushrooms to the oil and let fry for around 3 minutes then remove and place on a paper towel.

In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise and chilli paste.
On a large flat surface lay out the nori paper and with damp hands grab around 1/2-1 cup of sushi rice and spread along the bottom third of the paper.
Drizzle some spicy mayo along the middle and place mushrooms end to end on top of the sauce.
Start rolling from the rice end and roll as tightly as possibly.
When you get to the end I find wetting the edge slightly helps it stick together.
Put to the side and start the next roll.
Once finished start with the first roll and using a VERY sharp knife cut slices in the desired length.
Place on serving plate and garnish with the rest of the mayo.
I used a ziplock bag with a hole cut in the corner to drizzle with more precision.
Serve with Tamari, pickled ginger and wasabi.

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