Hello fellow low carb babes and guys – so here we go for some low carb sushi. Exactly, sushi without rice – seems to be a joke? No not really! And trust me, it’s as delish as sushi made with rice.
Here’s what you need for the sushi (about 24 pieces):
- 1 avocado
- 1 cucumber
- 4 tbsp sesame
- 1 small chicken breast
- soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp some miso paste
- 70g cashew nuts (raw)
- 1/ lemon juiced
- 1 shallot
- 4 nori sheets (seaweed)
- 1 bamboo matt for rolling in (optional)
Good, get all the ingredients together and let’s start, I must say this was Stefan and mine first time we ever tried sushi made by ourselves and I think we were really killing it. 😉
First thing to prepare is the paste you gonna put as the first layer on the nori sheet. Cut the shallot in little rings and add it to a food processor altogether with the cashews, miso paste, 3 tbsp of water and juice of lemon . Blitz it well until it turns into a creamy mixture.
The paste might chill some time so you can go for cutting the cucumber and avocado in thin stripes now so you can string it together on the nori sheet later.
Also cut the chicken breast in tiny little pieces and fry in a pan. Add some salt and pepper.
Fry the sesame in a pan as well, just a little, we do not want it to get burned. 😉
Take the nori sheet and spread 1/4 of the paste onto the seaweed carefully. Strew 1/4 of sesame onto the miso paste. Also leave a gap as thick as a thumb at the end of the nori sheet.
Now start to coat the seaweed with the avocado, cucumber, chicken breast and mungbeans. Dampen the end of the nori sheet and try rolling in carefully but also with good pressure so it won’t be too loose when cutting the roll into pieces.
All set – you’ve just made your first sushi roll – now cut it into 6 to 8 pieces, depend on how big you want the sushi to be and repeat the process three more times.
Served with some soy sauce – yummm! Feel free to add some shrimp or crab meat instead of chicken and let me know how your sushi went. 🙂 I’d love to read some of your thoughts,
Happy Sunday peeps, xo, Paula.