So now that you know how to make oshizushi, it’s time to make some! You can use most ingredients in oshizushi, although squishier ingredients work better since they can compress very nicely. Here are some of the creations we tried:
For one oshizushi (4-6 pieces, depending on how you cut it), use about 1 cup sumeshi, a 7″x2″ piece of pineapple, and a 7″x2″ piece of unagi. Be careful, because the pineapple will leak juice into the rice so the rice falls apart if it isn’t packed tightly enough!! (For directions for making oshizushi, click here)
Son’s Fun Oshizushi
This is the oshizushi shown in the How To post. This one has a little bit of everything in it. We used smoked salmon, liverwurst, avocado, and tobiko, then tied it in a green onion stalk. We were being a little random with this one! 😀
This is similar to the Frisky Roll. Once you have compressed the sumeshi, place a long slice of cucumber on top of the sumeshi, and try to compress it as much as possible. It probably won’t compress much, since it’s a pretty hard ingredient. Then place alternating strips of avocado and unagi on top of this similar to how it was done in the Frisky Roll recipe.
A Little Bit of Everything Oshizushi
This is another oshizushi that has a bit of everything in it. First after the sumeshi is compressed, put down a layer of avocado and compress it. Next is a layer of unagi, then green onion. Compress these, then add a layer of smoked salmon on top. Compress it all, then eat it! (It tastes better than it sounds!)
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