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Friday, 13 November 2009

Daring Cooks Challenge November 2009 - Sushi

Time has just flown by for me! I completely lost track of VeganMoFo and ended up not posting at all after the first week. Well I hope next year's going to be a more properly planned VeganMoFo for me. It was a good month though! I really enjoyed reading all the mofos, even if I didn't comment a lot.

Well this is the my first Daring Cooks challenge! My Daring Bakers challenge was not so successful last time but this Daring Cooks challenge was really something that I enjoyed.



The Daring Kitchen


THE NOVEMBER DARING COOKS CHALLENGE: SUSHI

The November 2009 Daring Cooks challenge was brought to you by Audax of Audax Artifex and Rose of The Bite Me Kitchen. They chose sushi as the challenge.

I was pretty excited since the beginning of the challenge as sushi is something that I make at least 1 weekend in a month. And there was plenty of room for vegan ingredients. So, I was really looking forward to it.
When I make sushi however, I always make it the same way - rolled with avocado, tofu and cucumber. This challenge was very interesting as I actually cooked and seasoned the rice the way it should be. I also made different types of sushi as was required.

Although quite time consuming, I really enjoyed this challenge and mostly enjoy eating these sushi. They were really tasty and will definitely take something out of this challenge!

The challenge required 3 types of sushi to be made:

Dragon sushi roll
- an avocado covered inside-out rice roll with a tasty surprise filling.

I used tofu (marinated in black bean sauce and lightly fried) for the inside filling and fermented black beans on the outside just before covering with avocado.
I found the fermented dried black beans at the Chinese Store. They are quite tasty.

sushi,dragon roll

Decorative sushi - a nori-coated rice roll which reveals a decorative pattern when cut.

I used tofu (marinated in Guilin Sauce and fried), chinese chives, carrot and cucumber as filling.

decorative roll

Nigiri sushi - hand-shaped rice rolls with toppings.

I used fried tofu again with pickled courgette slices rolled and secured on top of the rice with a strip of nori.

For the pickled courgette (zucchini), I sliced them thinly using a vegetable peeler them marinated them while preparing the other ingredients in some rice vinegar, salt, sugar and chilli sauce.

I think this one was my favourite! The pickled courgette added great flavour!

nigiri sushi,sushi

All were very tasty and I was very satisfied with this challenge!

10 comments:

  1. Wow beautiful photos and very elegant sushi and I bet they were tasty and luscious. Very well done it really sounds like you enjoyed and learnt a lot on this challenge. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

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  2. How beautiful everything looks! I love making sushi but have a hard time eating it. It's is usually too beautiful to eat :D

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  3. Your photos are lovely! Although I am not vegan I went down the vegetable only route with my challenge sushi as well. A lot cheaper and healthier :)

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  4. I LOVE sushi SO MUCH! It is one of my all time favorite things to eat, it is delicious, healthy and gorgeous. Thank you so much for posting these beautiful pictures!

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  5. Wow those look beautiful, lovely recipe and awesome clicks:)

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  6. What gorgeous rolls and great submission!

    I adore your recipes and your veggie blog is a wonderful read. Care to join a veggie food-fight hosted by me and shesimmers.com and submit a fennel recipe? More details: http://www.bouchonfor2.com/beet-n-squash-you/

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  7. Woah. That sushi looks so freaking tasty! I am especially impressed with your nigiri sushi!

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  8. Damm, even simple maki seems so pretty!

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