Temari-zushi II [手毬ずし]

Sushi_Temari

Temari-zushi - one type of the bijutsu-zushi (direct translation will be 'art-sushi') aka decorative sushis that sushi chefs prepare for special occasions. Let's get the meaning of temari first, te - hand, and mari - ball. As its name suggests, temari-zushi is shaped like a little marble ball that children play with, sometimes there is a shallow depression in the middle filled with sesame seeds or egg yolk.



This is the second time I post about Temari-zushi, explanation and description of this sushi is taken from my previous post (sushi made with smoked salmon). It can be made with various topping, usually sashimi but I have seen meat and vegetable version. Great for party, it is a very presentable dish to impress your guests I must say.

Ingredients (makes 6 pcs):

Method:
  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil, drop in prawns. Once the water starts to boil again, remove prawns and put them under running tap water then submerge in iced water for few minutes.
  2. Peel then prawns, cut the tail part off then make a butterfly cut as shown in the photo. Set aside.
  3. Shape a tablespoon of sushi rice into a ball shape with plastic wrap. Then, unwrap and cover it with a prawn. Wrap it up again so it will have a nice round shape.
  4. Unwrap, arrange on serving plate. Serve with with shoyu, wasabi and pickled ginger.

 Sushi_Temari_1

Comments :

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Simple Delights said...
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Is so so beautiful and delicate. I will do try next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe more so sharing us with your culture.

Lovely way of present sushi. Indeed food itself can be a lot of art. :)

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