Caribbean Sushi and a first timers experience rolling sushi
I had envisioned for this post to be extremely beautiful but today time was not on my side. I know it is Sunday but I back in work mode and I am doing more than one project at the same time plus I had a get together to attend….
anyways here is my first attempt at sushi
I go to sushi restaurants. Yes call the vegan police on me but sometimes because there are so many limited restaurants where I live I am forced to go to these places to get the vegan style maki rolls with the avocado and cucumber etc. The thing is I know that at these restaurant they do not care about the creativity in their vegan options because it is just a vegetarian roll so they put all their effort into the ones with the raw fish and fish eggs. I decided to stop going to these places because my last experience was horrid. The waiter brought me a crab roll and I did not even have to eat it to see that there was raw seafood inside and he hissed saying .”Can’t you just eat it? I never had violent tendencies but I wanted to slap him into the next year but the look I gave him made him scurry off and bring me the avocado roll. I am fed up with these places that I should not be frequenting anyways but I do not live in NYC which in my opinion is the mecca for vegan dining out so I had to work with what I had.
This brings me to my next topic infusing the rolls with Caribbean flavour. Because Asian food and Caribbean food sometimes have a similar spirit I decided to use some common Caribbean ingredients in my rolls. Firm sweet mangoes, cooked firm sweet plantains and Caribbean pimento. I also made my eggplant fish which turn up in Caribbean Vegan in the Eggplant Accras recipe.Then I filled the rolls with carrots, cucumbers, tofu and avocado.
Wow these were so good. Loads of flavour, totally fresh and no cross contamination from raw fish. My only issue is that I was ignorant of averaging my rice and this in turn made my rolls too big but next post where I show you have to make vegan faux fish eggs I will showcase smaller rolls.
So what are you waiting for add some more imaginative fillings in your sushi and I am not done yet with the vegan fillings.
Until next time
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