Snowman Sushi

Snowman Sushi

OK so I like to play with my food. Is that such a bad thing? I mean, would you look at these cute little guys? Don’t you just want to eat them up?! I don’t know why I can’t just eat regular sushi like everyone else. If I’m not making this sushi salad, I’m whipping up sushi hamantaschen or sushi candy. Somebody save me from my sushi obsession!

And when I set my sights even higher, I make things like this incredible 3-tier sushi wedding “cake”.  I made it for a charity fundraiser a few years ago, and people walked right past it thinking it was covered in fondant. The rose is made of pickled ginger and the leaves are molded from wasabi paste. Each layer is filled with a different vegetable and wrapped in nori “ribbon”.

The thing about sushi is – it’s sticky. So sticky, in fact, that when you try to work with it, it gets glued to your fingers. The trick is, to let some plastic wrap do the work for you. Just squeeze as tight as you can and the rice will mold itself into whatever shape you wish. And right now, I wish for adorable sweet little snowmen!

Other Sushi Recipes:

sushi salad
sushi salad II
kani salad
sushi hamantaschen (onigiri)
candy sushi

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21 thoughts on “Snowman Sushi

  1. Adorable! We must be on the same wavelength. I made sushi this Shabbat and had left over rice so I made a sushi family. I used a cookie scoop to make the rice balls. Love the hats on the snowmen. If you don’t mind sharing, what brand of wasabi do you use? I wasn’t crazy about the taste of mine – and would love to find an alternative.

      1. Thanks. Living in Northern California has a lot of advantages – but you do need to be a bit of a sleuth to find ethnic kosher products. Fortunately, I enjoy the hunt. The cookie scoop I use has a lever to push the dough out and this helps, but yes, the rice does stick to it. I also add mirin and rice vinegar to the rice which might make it less sticky.

    1. Funny story there – my son loves avocado and he accidentally grabbed the wasabi the second he saw these (he thought it was avocado). He put it in his mouth and…you can imagine how that went! He’s traumatized now and won’t eat sushi or avocado.

      1. LOL, I think everyone has a wasabi story, but he will get over it. My daughter once was snacking on peppers as I was cutting them and I didn’t realize when she took the jalapeno slice and it took her a while to come back to them, but she finally has.

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