Banh Mi Sushi is a new favorite of mine. Son and I went to a BBQ yesterday for one of his friends’ birthday, and brought this meat and it was a hit! We thought it might taste good in sushi, so we stole one and brought it home… and we were right! With the carrots and marinated daikon radish, it tastes very similar to one of the Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches on French bread… so good! We used to get those all the time since there is a Lee’s Sandwiches within walking distance of our apartment. When you make these, prepare ahead of time… the meat needs to be marinated overnight, so this isn’t really something you can do spur of the moment. (But believe me, it’s worth the time!)
Makes 6 rolls, or 36-48 pieces.
- 6 sheets nori
- 3 cups sumeshi
- top sirloin (get as much as you want. Although you probably only need about half a pound for the sushi, you probably will want to eat some straight off the BBQ since it’s so good! :))
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup shoyu
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
- 1/8 tsp grated ginger
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1 cup grated daikon radish
- 1 cup rice vinegar
- Mix the sugar, water, shoyu, garlic, and ginger in a large bowl.
- Remove as much fat as you can from the meat, and slice the meat across the grain into thin strips that are about 1.5 inches wide and 1/8 inch thick. Try to make these strips long, if possible.
- Place the meat in the marinade, and refrigerate overnight, mixing every now and then so the all the meat gets marinated on all sides.
- Weave the meat onto skewers, and spread it so it is flat. If the strip of meat is short, put two or three strips of meat on the skewer (this is why we wanted the strips to be long 🙂 ). Discard the marinade.
- Barbecue the meat until it is well cooked.
- Cook sushi rice.
- Place the shredded daikon radish and the rice vinegar in a bowl, and let sit until you make the sushi.
- Remove the skewers from the meat.
- Roll the sushi, using the beef teriyaki, shredded carrots and shredded, marinated daikon as your fillings.
- Dip the sushi in mayonnaise. Enjoy!