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Sushi cones are on a roll! Here are 3 fun ways to make temaki.

Sushi Cones (Temaki) 3-Ways


  • For the rice:

  • 1 cup sushi rice

  • 5 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • Salt to taste

  • Roasted nori sheets

  • Spicy tuna:

  • Sushi-grade tuna, cubed

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Sriracha

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon mayo

  • Scallions, shredded

  • Cucumber, seeded and cut into strips

  • Black sesame seeds

  • Salmon Tsunami:

  • Sushi-grade salmon, sliced into strips

  • Salmon roe

  • Salmon skin

  • Scallion

  • Soy sauce

  • Sesame oil

  • California:

  • Imitation crab

  • Avocado, thinly sliced

  • Cucumber, seeded cut into strips

  • Seaweed strips

  • Black and white sesame seeds


  1. Cook sushi rice according to package instructions. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, and salt. Once the rice has slightly cooled, gradually pour and fold the mixture into the rice.

  2. Prepare all the fillings. For the tuna: in a medium bowl, combine Sriracha and mayo. Add cubed tuna into the mixture and gently toss, until fully coated. Set aside. For the salmon: in a bowl, toss salmon strips in a little soy sauce and sesame oil. Set aside. Heat a nonstick skillet with a drizzle of oil, and cook salmon skin on both sides until crispy. Set aside.

  3. For the tuna: spread a thin layer of sushi rice on the left half of the nori rectangle. Place scallion strips on top diagonally, from the bottom right corner up to the top left corner. Then place spicy tuna, cucumber, and sesame seeds. Roll up the nori to close. You may dampen the edge to seal.

  4. Repeat the process for the rest of the cones, using the other filling variations.

Sushi Cones (Temaki) 3-Ways




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- Sushi cones aren't really a new thing. Alright, they've been around for quite a long time. They're usually called temaki or hand rolls, and the first thing to do is to prepare some sushi rice. I made a little over three cups of sushi rice. Just cook it according to the package instructions. Once you have it cooked, you gotta season it. This is standard, just got some rice vinegar, a little bit of salt, and some sugar. Stir it up. Just pour a little bit at a time, and use a wooden spoon to mix it in. The rice is still a little warm, so it makes it easy to stir the seasoning around. Pour for the rest. This is certainly not the traditional method of making sushi rice, but I find it really easy to do and you just gotta taste it once you got all the flavors there. You ever get rice stuck on your shirt at the end of the day? No? Just me? Alright. Now, for the fishies. I'm gonna show you three different ways I like to prepare this. The first one, we've got some imitation crab, then some tuna and salmon with some salmon skin. Let's talk paper. You need some good paper if you're gonna roll up and have a good time, know what I'm saying? I got some roasted nori sheets here, but I also have these really fun soy wrappers. They come in a bunch of different colors. They're all edible, so don't worry about that. Let's start with the traditional. So I got my nori here, and you wanna just fold it in half. Give it a little crease. And then just rip it apart, and now you have two pieces like this. Just focus on one half of this rectangle. We're just gonna fill this square. Just using a little bit of sushi rice at a time, you can always add more. It helps if you just wet your hands a bit. Smooth out the rice to a single layer. This is optional, but I like to add a little wasabi. Just a little. This one's inspired by a California roll, so I got some cucumbers for crunch. It's good to place your ingredients from one corner up because when we roll it up, it'll make a nice shape. Imitation crab is essential. I'm just gonna rip off a little piece here. Place it right in the center. Avocado, son, right there. A little shredded nori. Once you grab this corner, the motion here will be just rolling it up into that cone, so you grab this corner, hold the ingredients inside, bring it up to the top and then roll away. Before you close it up, put some water on the edge and that seals it up. As a final touch, a little bit of tobiko, which are tiny, tiny fish eggs. Oh, that looks like gold. The second one is one of my favorites, the spicy tuna. Here's some beautiful sashimi grade tuna that I just cut up into little cubes. And for the spicy mayo, I've got Japanese mayo and of course, some sriracha. Just straight over the tuna along with equal parts of that hot sauce. Ideally, you would mix the spicy mayo and then put in the tuna, but I'm too hungry to think. I think I'm gonna go fancy with this and use that green soy paper, but I don't think it's strong enough to hold. Gonna add a little water to the edges here, and then add my nori sheet; double protection. Going in again with the rice, press, press, press. More crunchy cucumber, really nice shredded green onions here, and the spicy tuna. You don't want it busting out. I know we like it raw, but we gotta play it safe. Seal up that edge with water. The black sesame seeds, so pretty. For this last and final variation, we're gonna use some heat. The salmon skin, it's gonna make really crispy skin, so the skin side goes down first. The skin will shrink up a bit, it'll bubble up. If that gets crispy, flip it over. This is why you need longer tongs. That super crispy skin. In this bowl, I'm gonna add my salmon, a little bit of soy on top and sesame oil. Just lightly dress them. I think this one calls for some soy paper with black and white sesame seeds, and the nori right on top. Back at it again with the sushi rice. A line of wasabi, scallions, crunchy salmon skin, and salmon, roll it together, and roll it. Oh, yeah, this one looks gorgeous. You know the deal, do the seal. That's not a seal. Don't know what thethat is. This one gets an extra special touch with some salmon eggs. I call this the salmon tsunami. And there you have it, sushi cones three ways. Can y'all guess which one I'm gonna try? Yeah, you guessed it, the butter of the sea. The flavor and texture of this is insane. I hope you guys give this a try. I'll see you next time. Remember to just eat life.