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Salmon and avocado sushi

The salmon and avocado sushi is a traditional dish of Japanese cuisine which consists of a rice roll for sushi stuffed with thin strips of salmon and avocado. The rice for sushi is seasoned with a mixture of rice vinegar, sugar and salt, which gives it a bittersweet taste and makes it stick slightly to maintain the shape of the roll. The nori seaweed provides a crunchy texture and slightly salty taste, while the avocado brings a smooth, creamy flavor that perfectly complements the salmon. This dish is often served with soy sauce and wasabi, and can be enjoyed as an appetizer, a light meal or as part of a sushi banquet.


Salmon and avocado sushi

Salmon and avocado sushi

The salmon and avocado sushi is a creamy and fluffy dish wrapped in rice and nori seaweed. It is served with soy sauce and wasabi, and is a delicious option for sushi lovers.

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Amount

3

Portions
Prep time

45

minute
Cooking time

20

minute
Calories

230

kcal

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Rice for sushi

  • 1 1/4 Cups water

  • 1/4 Cup Rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Cucharadas de azúcar

  • 1 Tablespoon salt

  • 1 Und Small ripe avocado

  • 250 grams Salmón fresco sin piel ni espinas

  • 5 Leaves Alga nori

  • 1 Copitas Soy sauce to accompany

Instructions

  • Wash the rice several times until the water comes out transparent and let it drain for 30 minutes.
  • Cook the rice in a pot with water following package instructions or at its default, using a ratio of 1:1.1 (one part rice to 1.1 parts water).
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, mix the rice vinegar, sugar and salt over medium heat until the sugar and salt have dissolved.
  • Once the rice is cooked, pour the vinegar mixture over the rice and mix well. Then, let it cool to room temperature.
  • Cut the salmon and avocado into thin strips.
  • Place a sheet of nori seaweed on a sushi mat (or a damp cloth), with the shiny side down.
  • Wet your hands with water to prevent the rice from sticking, take a portion of rice and place it on top of the nori seaweed, distributing it evenly over the sheet, leaving a border of approximately 2 cm without rice on the top.
  • Place the salmon and avocado strips in the center of the rice.
  • Use the sushi mat to roll the nori seaweed and rice around the filling, making sure it stays firm.
  • Repeat the process with the other nori kelp sheets and remaining ingredients.
  • Cut the sushi rolls into thin slices.
  • Serve with soy sauce and enjoy your homemade salmon and avocado sushi. Good use!

Tips

  • Sushi Rice: It is important to use high-quality sushi rice for the best results. Rice should be rinsed several times before cooking to remove excess starch. Use a rice cooker to cook the rice and follow the package instructions.
  • Salmon: Make sure you buy fresh, high-quality salmon. You can buy it in fillets and cut it into thin strips. For better flavor, you can marinate salmon in a mixture of soy sauce, mirin, and sake for a few minutes before using it in sushi.
  • Nori seaweed: Nori seaweed sheet can be found in the international section of many supermarkets. It is important to use a fresh, crisp leaf so that it does not fall apart when rolling the sushi.
  • Utensils: It is recommended to use a bamboo mat to roll the salmon and avocado sushi. You will also need a sharp knife and a bowl of vinegar water to wet your hands and prevent the rice from sticking.
  • Presentation: For an attractive presentation, you can cut the rolls into even slices and present them on a plate decorated with mint leaves, soy sauce and wasabi.
Salmon and avocado sushi
Salmon and avocado sushi

The benefits of eating salmon and avocado sushi

Salmon and avocado sushi may have several health benefits due to its main ingredients:

  • Salmon: It is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for the heart, brain and nervous system. It also contains B vitamins, vitamin D and selenium.
  • Avocado: It is an excellent source of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. The healthy fats in avocado can help lower cholesterol and improve heart health.
  • Sushi rice: It is a good source of carbohydrates and contains a significant amount of protein and fiber.

Additionally, salmon and avocado sushi is a low-calorie dish and can be a good option for those looking to control their calorie intake and lose weight. However, it is important to remember that the number of calories may vary depending on the size of the rolls and the ingredients used.

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