tropical maki

Tropical Maki

A few weeks ago, Son got some pineapple from his mom. We like to use random ingredients like that when we get them, (since we don’t get pineapple very often), so we decided to use it in some sushi. Yum yum yum! If you have some pineapple, definitely try this one. Sweet, salty and refreshing, it’s a little bite of paradise.

Today was the last day of classes for me (I only had class on Tuesdays and Thursdays this quarter), and in one of my classes we had a little party. I made sushi, and it was a hit! I made the California Roll, the Crunchy Shrimp Roll, and the Tuna Salad Sushi, and there wasn’t any sushi left at the end of the class! I was so happy. 🙂

Makes 6 rolls, or 36-48 slices.

Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Bake tempura shrimp as directed on the package. I used this tempura shrimp, but I’m sure other types, or even homemade tempura shrimp will work just fine. You can also fry the tempura shrimp if you choose, but baking it is healthier, and you can prepare other things (such as the sumeshi) while it’s baking.
  3. Cut tails off the tempura shrimp.
  4. Slice tempura shrimp in half lengthwise, set aside.
  5. Slice the pineapple into 1″ x 1″ x 6″ pieces.
  6. Wash the green onion, cut the long green stalks off of the white bulb-like things. Discard (or pickle) the white bulbs.
  7. Roll the sushi, using one green onion stalk, a piece of pineapple, and 2 ½ slices of tempura shrimp as your fillings.
  8. Serve with shoyu, wasabi, and ginger if desired. Enjoy!

13 thoughts on “Tropical Maki”

  1. Yvo -

    Mmmmmmm, yummy, I love stuff that’s sweet/salty at the same time! I like savory things but every once in a while I like to mix them together =X Haha.

    BTW, re: the Wii– I LOVE BOWLING TOO!!! I made pro then it got so hard to raise my score I stopped playing, hahaha. I was boxing every day bc I read that it’d help me lose weight =X But I got lazy after I got really close to being pro but couldn’t beat my trainer (Wii/computer)… okay, is it weird that I’m going on and on about the Wii while on a food site? Sorry! But also I just got home from playing Mario Party 8 – it’s so much fun!!! 🙂

    PS Rosemary isn’t a good flavor to emphasize; it’s very woody and smells like pine to me, and I don’t like pine, so… ah well! I live and learn!

  2. Allison -

    😀 Hehe Son and I played Wii bowling last night, and did some boxing and baseball too. I suck at boxing… I can never hit my opponent right! So I end up just flailing around trying to get at least a few good hits in. 😛 Son has been wanting to get Mario Party 8, but since it’s usually just the two of us and we don’t play all that often, he hasn’t gotten it yet. But now that we have heard that it’s a lot of fun, we just might get it! 😀 No, it’s not weird to be talking about Wii on a food blog… okay so maybe it is but I don’t mind!

    I’m not too fond of pine unless it is directly associated with Christmas trees, so I think I’ll stay away from rosemary, at least for now! 🙂

  3. Karianne -

    Not weird at all. Wii and sushi I mean. Great combination! I do both too!
    And – I just love your website! Just found it. It is both beautiful, inspiring and appetizing! Will refer to it on my sushi blog very soon! 🙂

  4. Allison -

    Karianne – 😀 Thanks! I love your website… if I ever need a review of a sushi restaurant in L.A., your blog will be the first place I check!

    Robert-Gilles – Ooh that sounds good! If I ever have some mango when I am making sushi, I definitely will try that!

  5. Nicole -

    I just tried this and it’s great. At first I found the pineapple over powering, but the next roll I dipped in some shoyu and it really balanced it out perfectly! For some reason, when I ate this, I thought it would taste great with some bacon strips added to it! Just a thought…
    I’ll be blogging about it soon (will probably show up in a September post!)

  6. Allison -

    I’m glad you liked it! Bacon probably would be good in it… of course, bacon is good in most any type of sushi! It goes really well with the rice and nori. 🙂