Thursday, January 31, 2008

un-sushi appetizer

Jared and I are eating out less to save money. Vegan sushi isn't expensive, per se, but when you order a salad, drink and factor in a tip, eating sushi out can get expensive. I was craving some sushi yesterday but realized I didn't have any nori wrappers . . . So, I made a un-sushi dish that incorporated all of the things I love in sushi and had on hand. I made a sweet & spicy sesame sauce with soy sauce, agave nectar, sesame seed oil, sriracha, green onions and black & white sesame seeds to put on top of thinly sliced avocado. I also made some steamed rice that I covered in more black & white sesame seeds. This was so good and surprisingly filling.
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14 comments:

Jennifer said...

How creative! This sounds like it would be good even if you did have Nori sheets, just didn't feel like rolling everything up.

I really love sushi and all the fixins that go along with them. Yummmmm.

Leigh said...

A perfect idea! The nori is my least favorite part about sushi, anyway.
...and I want to know how much agave you go through in a month :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Like leigh, I'm not big on the nori sheets either (yeah, I know, they're the healhiest part... but I just can't get myself to like their ocean-y flavor). So your un-sushi sounds perfect to me!

VeggieGirl said...

you had me sold on the avocado - who needs nori?!?! :0D

Romina said...

That's a great idea! I was thinking about doing the same the other night, I was craving sushi madly but don't have any nori.

Who says you can't enjoy sushi without the nori... hehe. Looks yummy!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, fun! I'm not a big nori fan, so this looks like a good option for me!

Kristine said...

Thats such a good idea! 'Cause sometimes, damnit, Im just too lazy to roll sushi!

Liz² said...

what a cute idea! it's like chirashizushi ("scattered sushi"), which I've always wanted to try doing. (I love nori, but the rolling can be work)

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

This looks AWESOME. What a terrific idea! (And to jump on the bandwagon, I don't like nori, either, so this is right up my alley!)

Jenny Wren said...

I LOVE nori...but this looks tasty! It's good to just use what you have and not run to the store every time you run out of something. That's how I end up fixing some of my favorite dishes.

Holler said...

That looks great and avocado is so good for you!

Vegan_Noodle said...

A perfect idea! I prefer soy paper over nori wrappers, but haven't ever found them in stores.
That's great about eating in more, we're trying to do the same thing.

Carolann said...

I make something like this with just soy sauce, ginger powder and vinegar. It's really good! I love your presentation!

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

i love this idea. you look as though you totally pulled off that restaurant dining experience in your own home!

looks yum!