A delicious take on a traditional Japanese nori roll by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney. These tasty bites are packed full of fresh and vibrant ingredients including cucumber, purslane, red bell pepper, pink oyster mushrooms, green onion, ginger and even a touch of jalapeño for a nice kick of spice. Serve these at your next tapas/cocktail party for a completely healthy appetizer. Enjoy!
1 tablespoon fine minced organic ginger root
1/2 teaspoon fine minced organic fresh jalepeno
1 large ripe organic avocado
1 medium ripe organic lemon, zest and juice
1 large fresh organic green onion, remove the roots and strip lengthwise into small thin strips then cut in half lengthwise
1/2 cup fresh organic fresh parslane leaves, wash and spin dry
1 cup small organic pink oyster mushrooms, cut in half lengthwise
1 medium organic red bell pepper, de-seed and cut into fine strips lengthwise
1 small organic cucumber, do not peel, cut into matchsticks
4 unseasoned raw organic nori sheets
sushi rolling mat
1) Cut your avocado in half and pit. Scoop out the meat in a small mixing bowl.
2) Add the minced ginger, jalapeño, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mash this well until smooth with a fork, reserve, this is your avocado mix.
3) Lay 1 nori sheet on your sushi rolling mat shiny side down and the stripes going vertical on both the nori and the mat. Evenly spread 1/4 of the avocado mix on the lower 2/3 of the nori sheet end to end. Now lay a single high but 2 across row of 1/4 of the green onion strips in the middle of the avocado layer. Below that add a single layer of 1/4 of the parslane leaves. Above the onion layer, add a single layer of 1/4 of the mushroom pieces. Add a single high but 3 across layer of 1/4 of the pepper strips below the parslane layer. Now add a single high but 2 across layer of 1/4 of the cucumber matchsticks below that.
4) Starting from the bottom, slowly start rolling the nori over the filling. Slowly and gently for the roll evenly side to side to make a tube. NOTE: these will be thin rolls. Wet the seam with clean water on your finger and seal. Place onto a dry clean flat surface with the seam down.
5) Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
6) While using a clean and very sharp knife, trim the ends of the roll (yes as the chef you get to eat this part). Now cut the roll into 6 even pieces, wipe your knife with a damp clean paper towel in between each cut for best results.
7) Arrange on your serving plate and enjoy! ps-no dipping sauce needed….
A CHEF’S TIP: only buy your mushrooms from an organic and reputable source, like at a farmers market.