What is your favorite kind of sushi?
I think when most people ask this, they often mean sashimi, and are expecting to get a response like tuna or salmon.
But if you ask me, my favorite type of sushi is inari sushi.
Sweet fried soybean curd pockets, filled with sushi rice. It’s often known as a “kids'” sushi, because children tend to like the sweet, plain sushi.
Sometimes the rice is mixed with things like adzuki beans, other times it can be topped with things like shrimp… and spicy mayo… like this one. But even plain, it’s been my favorite sushi ever since I was a child, and I just never outgrew it.
If I had to choose only one type of sushi to eat for the rest of my life? It would absolutely be these spicy shrimp inari sushi.
- 1 package inari age (inari pouches)
- 3 cups sumeshi
- 12 medium cooked shrimp
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 3 stalks green onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Cook sushi rice.
- Prepare the inari according to the directions on the package. (Some require no preparation, while some say you should boil the pouch of inari for a few minutes before using them.)
- Mix the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce until well blended.
- Stuff each pouch of inari with about 1/4 cup of rice.
- Push a shrimp into the middle of each stuffed inari.
- Scoop a little spicy mayonnaise over the shrimp.
- Sprinkle chopped green onion and sesame seeds over the sauce.
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