And now, after the basics of paleo below (see Omelette and Coconut Cream&Berries), something a little more advanced: paleo sushi (to be exact, sushi means vinegar rice so these really aren’t sushi, pardon my Japanese). Sashimi is already nicely paleo and the sushi rolls only need omitting of the rice, not too complicated. It’s possible to do these in the form of temakis (bigger rolls eaten with hands), makis or why not just throw everything on a plate and not roll at all. Rocks anyway.
The idea has long been maturing in my mind and this pushed me over the edge to actually prepare them. I experimented with two different meats (cold-smoke beef and suolaliha, salty meat?!) and cold-smoked salmon, the last one being absolutely the best. Other one of my favourite was the one where I substituted the rice with grated carrot; very, very moist and tasty! These would probably work also brilliantly with whitefish that is thinly sliced and salted (graavisiika) and with some smoked ham. And of course the Japanese thin omelette, Tamago.
Riceless maki rolls
- nori sheets
- thinly sliced meat/fish/Japanese omelette
- veggies: carrots, cucumber, spring onion
Prepare the veggies by cutting the into long matchstick size sticks, also the avocado. Take out the nori sheet and place it on a sushi mat. Cover it evenly with the meat/fish/omelette leaving a little space on the other end of the sheet. Place the desired veggies in a row quite near the low end as shown in the picture and roll, roll, roll! If you want to, you may used a little wasabi inside the rolls as well, rubbing it into the meat (thin “stripe” under the veggies). Use a little water to slightly moisturize the end of the sheet to make it keep together. Cut into bite size portions with a sharp knife.
OR proceed as above, but instead of covering the sheet with the meat, cover it with grated carrot (or maybe cucumber, courgette or whatnot) and place the meat similarly to the veggies in the previous one.
Serve with organic Shoyu soy sauce, wasabi and nori, sushi ginger.
So next time I wanna put a maki feast together, I’m gonna opt for:
- cold smoked salmon
- graavisiika (the salted whitefish)
- grated carrot and some tasty meat
- …and may even be rolling a chorizo in a sheet? Why not bacon 😀