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Wasabi Turkey "Sushi" Roll

December 11, 2004

Yesterday I was feeling strangely domestic and decided to cook a turkey dinner. I mean, I had a huge lit paper that I needed to write and what better way to completely distract myself from the task at hand than roasting a turkey? It was the perfect ploy! Besides... I was hungry. And I needed a break from my new favorite food: sushi.

Today, however, I am left with a gigantic pile of leftover turkey and nothing but rice and nori to eat it with. So I have devised this yummy cross-cultural recipe that I will now share with you, dear random reader.

Moira's Yummylicious Turkey Sushi

1 1/4 cups warm cooked rice - you can use short grain rice if you have it but I've found that regular rice works just fine.
1/4 rice vinegar - if you don't have it, leave it out. no biggie.
1 sheet nori - dried seaweed - available at *fine* grocery stores everywhere
1/4 cup chopped turkey breast
2 long strips thinly sliced cucumber
2 long strips thinly diced avocado (optional)
1/8 cup cream cheese, softened
wasabi
ginger

Sushi Roll basics

Blend wasabi into cream cheese to taste. Stir rice vinegar into rice. Press onto nori. Layer ingredients and roll. Yummy! (Note: this is basically just a variation on the California Roll. Just substitute crabmeat for turkey.)

Moira at 05:25 PM :: Comments (6) :: ::
Comments:

Hey! Why didn't you invite me over? ***I love sushi***

Posted by: Evan at December 11, 2004 05:40 PM

Yum. Definitely the vinegar and avocado for me. I'll pass on the cream cheese.

Posted by: Ron Zeno at December 12, 2004 12:02 AM

ron - hello new friend! i have to say though - that wasabi cream cheese was the best part of my sushi experience today.

evan - i am still practising the art of rolling sushi. As of right now most of my sushi rolls look as though they were done by an intellectually-challeged third grader. As soon as I am able to create sushi rolls that I would not be embarrassed to share (me: "look! i made it myself!" friend: "uh, yeah, i can tell.") I will surely invite you to partake. ;)

Posted by: moira at December 12, 2004 12:29 AM

You actually cook turkey when you are procrastinating? Wow. I just read...haha.

Posted by: Vanessa at December 13, 2004 03:27 PM

Well, I've never actually tried the wasabi and cream cheese mixture, and just the cream cheese alone in sushi doesn't sound too appealing. Then again, Japanese mayo made with soy oil and rice vinegar didn't sound appealing either 'til I tried it...

Posted by: Ron Zeno at December 13, 2004 08:06 PM

Vanessa - I tend to do everything in extreme, even procrastination. Sometimes I even do dishes instead of doing homework - though honestly, I generally make myself -do- homework by saying "okay, moira, it's homework or dishes!" which is why my kitchen is always messy. ;c) & yay! you are still blogging! :)

Ron - If you are feeling spunky sometime you should definitely give the wasabi cream cheese a whirl. I think it would be super on a turkey bagelwichthingy, only I don't have any bagels.

Posted by: moira at December 13, 2004 08:59 PM
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