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Cucumber Sushi Rolls

These aren't your plain, average cucumber rolls — these be pretty and fancy AF.

Ingredients

  • Naruto Maki
  • Cucumber
  • Tuna, thinly sliced
  • Avocado, sliced into strips
  • Sauce:
  • Soy sauce
  • Mirin
  • Lemon juice
  • No-Roll Sushi Poke
  • Cucumber
  • Cooked sushi rice
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Sesame oil
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sriracha
  • Soy sauce
  • Lime
  • Chives
  • Alaskan Roll
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Salmon
  • Imitation crab sticks
  • Soy sauce

Steps

  1. Naruto Maki
  2. Peel cucumber and slice off the round ends. Slice in half crosswise. Holding one half of the cucumber in one hand, and a sharp knife in the other, carefully cut one long ribbon, by slowly moving the knife up and down while rotating the cucumber. Discard the seeded center.
  3. Place tuna slices in one layer and a slice of avocado.
  4. Roll up everything inside of the cucumber ribbon. Slice into 5-6 pieces. Mix sauce ingredients and pour on top.
  5. No-Roll Sushi Poke
  6. Slice off cucumber ends. Using a vegetable peeler or mandolin, create thin, long strips of cucumber. Set aside.
  7. Add salmon cubes in one bowl and tuna cubes in another. In a separate bowl, mix sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, lime, and chives to taste. Divide and pour over the salmon and tuna bowls. Mix well.
  8. Using wet clean hands, form small rounds of sushi rice. Wrap each of them with cucumber slice, and fill with tuna or salmon poke.
  9. Alaskan Roll
  10. Using a mandolin, slice cucumber into thin rounds. Cut avocado in half, remove pit, and peel off the skin. Slice thinly.
  11. On a sushi mat line with plastic wrap, place one layer of cucumber, followed by avocado slices. Place salmon and imitation crab in the lower third, and gently roll up to close.
  12. Slice and serve with soy sauce.