A beautiful "cake" with layers of sushi rice, avocado and shiitake mushrooms, and decorated with omelette strips, smoked salmon flowers and prawns - a true showstopper for sushi lovers!
- Preparation Time30 mins
- Cooking Time20 mins
Nutrition per serving
- Energy332 Kcals
- 200 g cooked sushi rice
- 1 tbsp. trout roe
- 1 tsp. lumpfish roe
- 1 handful of rocket sprouts (or garden cress)
- 3 mangetouts
- ½ avocado
- 1 baby cucumber
- 1 radish
- 1 yellow datterini tomato
- 100 g smoked salmon
- wasabi paste to taste
- 1 fresh egg
- 1 tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. potato flour or cornflour
- 2 pinches of sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. vegetable oil
For the boiled shiitake mushrooms:
- 4-6 shiitake mushrooms
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 tbsp. Kikkoman Soy Sauce
- ½ tsp. sugar
- 100 ml water
For the omelette strips, place all the ingredients – except for the oil – in a bowl and mix well. Heat up a frying pan and add the oil, spreading it across the pan. Pour in the egg mixture, ensure it’s spread thinly (as if you’re making a pancake) and cook on both sides. Allow the omelette to cool, then cut into thin strips (approx. 2 mm thick).
To prepare the shiitake mushrooms, remove the stems. Place the maple syrup, soy sauce, sugar, 100 ml of water and the mushrooms in a small frying pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and cook until there is almost no liquid left. Allow the boiled shiitake mushrooms to cool, then cut into thin pieces (approx. 2 mm thick).
To prepare the vegetables, start by washing the mangetouts. Trim the ends, blanch the mangetouts and leave to cool. Dab the mangetouts dry and cut diagonally into pieces approx. 1 cm wide. Cut the avocado flesh into slices approx. 2 mm thick. Wash the cucumber, cut into thin strips using a peeler and roll them up to make cone-shaped “flowers”. Wash the radish and cut into thin slices. Wash and quarter the tomato.
To create the salmon “flowers”, cut the smoked salmon into strips about 3-4 cm long and 2 cm wide. Place two of them lengthways so that they overlap slightly at one end. This will create 3-4 “petals” when rolled up. Roll them up lengthways. Place the salmon rolls upright and use your finger to tease open the “petals” at the top of each roll to form a “flower”. Make 5 “flowers” in total.
Line a 16cm round cake tin with a large piece of cling film and spread 1/3 of the sushi rice on the bottom. Arrange the avocado slices on top of the rice layer, then spread another 1/3 of the sushi rice on top of them. Place the shiitake mushroom slices on the rice, then cover with the remaining rice. Fold the remaining cling film over the rice to cover it, then press down lightly with your hands.
Before serving, remove the cling film from the top, place a plate over the sushi cake and flip it over. Then remove the cake tin and the rest of the cling film. Arrange the omelette strips on the sushi cake, add the smoked salmon flowers (ensuring they are evenly spaced) and decorate the cake with the remaining ingredients (except for the mayonnaise, wasabi and rocket sprouts).
Mix the mayonnaise with the wasabi paste. Pipe 4 small, evenly spaced wasabi mayonnaise “flowers” onto the sushi cake, then sprinkle with the rocket sprouts.
Serve the sushi cake with soy sauce – and enjoy!
Want to know how to make sushi? Check out our easy guide to making sushi