Posted by: Jonjon | June 13, 2009

Sauce – Wasabi – Sushi Pizza 8/10

Sauce – Wasabi – Sushi Pizza 8/10

June 13 2009

* 1 cup sushi rice
* 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
* 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
Pizza Toppings
* 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
* 1/2 sheet roasted nori (pressed seaweed)
* 3/4 cup flaked imitation crabmeat (surimi) or thinly sliced smoked salmon
* 1/2 cup very thinly sliced English cucumber
* 2 tablespoons pickled ginger
Pizza Dressing
* 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons milk
* 1 tablespoon wasabi powder

In saucepan, combine rice and 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) water; bring to boil.
Cover and reduce heat to low; cook for 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
With fork, stir in rice vinegar and sesame seeds.
Meanwhile, line 8-inch (1. 2L) round or 8-inch square cake pan with plastic wrap.
With spatula, press rice firmly and evenly into pan.
Let cool completely.
Turn out onto flat serving plate.
Top with layer of avocado slices.
Using scissors, cut nori into thin strips; sprinkle over avocado.
Arrange crabmeat, cucumber and ginger over top.
Stir together mayonnaise, milk and wasabi powder; drizzle over top.
Cut into wedges to serve.

I just made the sauce. It was perfectly balanced. The mayonnaise added creaminess and tang. The wasabi added the spiciness and the milk balanced out the overall texture and mellowed out the spiciness from the wasabi. So the texture was soft and creamy, very spicy, but not in an intrusive way.


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