Oh dear! This hot and humid weather! With empty pockets, rather than wandering like scattered cloud, I should try my hands on sushi in my kitchen.
And so should you. But is empty pocket the only reason for you to Do Your Sushi yourself? Absolutely not!
Here’s why we should try to DIY restaurant like food at home.
You may have a big appetite and the portion offered at the sushi bars may not be enough. Or rather, my sushi my choice!
Making sushi may get messy at home. Instead, you should try the sushi bowls with homemade Sriracha mayo dressing. Also, it will leave you with enough amounts to spend your rest of the month.
WHAT’S A SUSHI BOWL ANYWAY?
It is everything you want it to be since it’s your sushi bowl. You can mold it in any shape you like, having a wide range of ingredients to choose from.
WHY SRIRACHA SUSHI BOWL?
What could be better than a Sriracha mayo dressing to spice up your meal and satisfy your taste buds simultaneously? But, who knew it would impact our lives in a positive manner too?
According to many researches, Sriracha contain a compound called capsaicin. This compound not only provides the spiciness to Sriracha but also boosts up the production of compounds like Dopamine and Serotonin.
While, dopamine develops a sense of pleasure and reward, serotonin acts as a mood changer and makes you feel a sense of well-being.
Now that we are aware of how beneficial it could be to our pockets and health as well, so why not try it?
Here’s how you can enjoy your restaurant like sushi bowl.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
Since it is a DO IT YOURSELF sushi bowl, so the choice of ingredients remains in your hands. However, you may not want to miss on a basic content. Therefore, you can also follow a sample of a restaurant’s sushi menu.
For our Sriracha Mayo DIY sushi bowl, you’ll need the following:
- 2 cups short grain sushi rice/ Japanese rice
- 2 cups of water
- A pinch of salt
- A saucepan
- 2 fillets of salmon
- Spring onions
- Bell pepper
THE SRIRACHA MAYO DRESSING
- 2 table spoons mayonnaise
- 1 table spoon Greek yoghurt (optional)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Smoked paprika
- Sriracha (of course)
- A pinch of salt
HOW IS IT DONE?
THE SUSHI RICE
- Take two cups of rice in a saucepan and fill it up with water.
- Rub the rice softly in order to allow the starch to get separated from the rice. Due to the starch, the water will appear to be cloudy
- Repeat this for 2 or 3 times. Water will not be completely clear but significant change will occur.
- Add two cups of water and a pinch of salt to the rice and place the sauce pan on the flame. As the water starts to bubble, turn off the flame.
- Cover with a towel first then with a lid (lid wrapped in the towel) and turn on the flame.
- Cook on the lowest flame for 10 minutes.
- Turn the flame off and let it set for a while.
- Spread the rice over a wooden surface and slowly pour sugar dissolved vinegar. Add a pinch of salt if required.
- Mix yogurt and mayonnaise in such a way that they appear to be even.
- Pour the maple syrup, sprinkle Sriracha and smoked paprika.
- Add a pinch of salt if required.
- Slice your salmon with a sharp knife and cut it into thick chunks.
- Slice avocado and finely chop spring onions, bell pepper and jalapeño.
- Take a bowl of your choice and spread a layer of cooked rice.
- Put the chunks of salmon, sliced avocado and chopped spring onions with bell pepper and jalapeño upon the layer of rice.
- Finally dress your bowl with Sriracha mayo dressing. Enjoy your sushi bowl with low sodium soy sauce or liquid amino.
WHAT’S MORE THAN JUST A SUSHI BOWL?
Beef up your sushi bowl rather than having salmon or fluke. If you are a vegetarian, you can add vegetables instead of meat to your sushi as well.
DIY Sushi bowl has to be completely your own innovation so plot a twist in it be your own chef!