Sushi is one of my favorite foods to eat and probably my least favorite food to make. I find it difficult for several reasons: A. I’m not a sushi chef, B. It’s so difficult to roll tightly, and C. It’s so much more fun to watch someone experienced create a masterpiece! Nevertheless, being that sushi is one of my favorite foods, for our wine tasting party, I wanted to make something that tasted like it without struggling. Since I’ve seen such a trend lately on cooking competition shows to “deconstruct” popular dishes, I thought I would try the same thing with sushi.
These sushi bites combine some of the traditional California roll flavors with a twist. So simple to make, they layer cucumber, krab mix, and multigrain rice crackers. Topped with smoked salmon and a drizzle of ponzu sauce, you have all the delicious fresh flavors of sushi without all the work! I loved these so much, I made a version of them for my lunch every day this week.
- 12 oz imitation “krab”
- ¼ light mayonnaise
- 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- Large multigrain rice crackers (approx. 40 pieces)
- 5 oz smoked salmon
- 1/8 cup ponzu sauce
- Chopped green onion for garnish
Chop or shred the “krab” in a medium bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise. Layer a rice cracker with a small spoonful of krab mix, a cucumber slice and top with a small slice of smoked salmon. Drizzle with ponzu sauce and garnish with green onion.
*I layered my sushi bites with the cucumber on the bottom which made it more difficult to pick up. Adhering to one of my party food rules, if I had to do it over I would put the cracker on the bottom.
**Don’t have ponzu sauce? Mix together ¼ cup soy sauce, 2 Tbsp citrus juice (I used lemon), 2 Tbsp rice vinegar and 1-2 Tbsp mirin. Voilà!
Servings: 20 Serving Size: 2 pieces
Calories: 50 Fat: 1.3g Sat. Fat: .1g Carbs: 3.5g
Sodium: 255.8mg Fiber: .2g Sugar: .9g Protein: 2.9g