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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Why Didn't I Think of It?...

... Nom Nom Nom! I feel silly!
My son invited me over for dinner a few weeks ago
 and served "Sushi Bake". (Did you just hear Angels singing? If it wasn't them it was me. haha)
He had told me about this recipe after a trip to San Diego where it was served at a party. I really didn't get it until I saw & tasted it!  Then I really did feel a little foolish that I had never thought of making something so simple! Especially as much as me & my family love sushi! It's hot outside today & we went to Hop Sing Palace (best Egg Fu Yung ever) for lunch in Old Folsom so Sushi Bake is perfect for a light & easy dinner.  The recipe calls for baking it; hence the name; but I actually popped it into the microwave for 10 minutes and it's just as good.  The recipe can be tweeked with anything that you like on top.  Tonight I substituted the recipe for 1 can of crab & 1/2 package of imitation crab and on one side of dish I used canned salmon.  Here is the recipe I normally use:
2 C uncooked short grain white Rice
approx. 1/2 jar Furikake Rice Seasoning
1 C Sour Cream
1 C Mayo
2 Tbsp Sirracha (can use more of less depending on how hot you like it)
Roasted Nori - individual pieces - **
2 cans of crab meat or 1 pkg of imitation crab shredded 
1 C cooked Shrimp chopped or baby shrimp
Tobiko ( orange tiny fish roe) approx. 1/4 c  aka Masago
2 Green onions sliced thinly
1 tbsp Sugar
approx. 1-2 tbsp Rice Vinegar to sprinkle over hot rice
9 x 13 baking dish 
 Cook rice.  Mix mayo, sour cream & srirracha. Reserve 1/2 c to use as topping sauce.  Add crab & shrimp to remaining sauce. When rice is cooked, fluff with 1/4 container of Furikake, sprinkle with sugar & vinegar.  Mix well. When cool enough press evenly into bottom of baking dish. Evenly spread crab & shrimp mixture over rice. Sprinkle again with even layer of Furikake. Then evenly spread or sprinkle on Tobiko. Top green onions. 
Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes. 
Serve warm or at room temp (it's good cold out of the frig the next day too)  
Spoon mixture into pieces of Nori & top w/ sauces if you like.

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