Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lollipop sushi made with smoked salmon and cucumbers

Lollipop sushi made with smoked salmon and cucumbers
I was watching Food Network a few weeks ago and saw a commercial preview with Rachel Ray at a Sushi Restaurant in L.A. somewhere. I think it was called something like Sushiya. Anyway, they made these sushi lollipops and it looked so cool and yummy so I tried to make it. I think I did okay. I'm not good at cutting thin slices of cucumber. I did my best though. It was thin enough and it wrapped the smoked salmon just fine=)
The ingredients are simple. Just some regular cucumbers and cold smoked salmon.
Peeled and cut cucumbers. I can't really describe how to cut it, but i'll try. I cut the cucumbers into 3 pieces and then sliced it like...well, have you ever tried to peel an apple with a knife without breaking the peel? It's kinda like that. I'm sorry if that didn't help, but I hope you get the idea. You cut it until the get to the seeds part and then toss that away.

After I have it all sliced into thin long strips, I place the salmon in the cucumber slices then roll it and secure it with several toothpicks. After they are secured, I slice them and they look like lollipops. Sort of.

It looks and tastes good, but its even better with some dynamite sauce which is pretty much just mayo and sriracha hot sauce and thats it. I used about a tablespoon of mayo to 1/2 to 1 whole tsp of sriracha. You can add more or less according to your taste. Happy Eating!
Lollipop sushi made with smoked salmon and cucumbers
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