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Appetizers, Fish and Shellfish

Salmon hand rolls with avocado

Salmon hand rolls with avocado
Los Angeles Times

Avocados. When I was 7, my family moved to Southern California and took a house where avocados would chase us out of our own backyard. I dreamed about avocados for years; the sound of the hard, green fruit knocked from ... Read more

Total time: 40 minutes | Serves 8
  • 4 nori sheets
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice
  • Wasabi
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 avocado, halved and sliced
  • 6 ounces salmon filet, cooked and flaked
  • 1 (22-ounce) package radish sprouts, rinsed, root ends cut off
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger, for serving

Step 1Cut nori sheets in half. Have bowl of water ready to wet hands. Place 1 nori sheet in left hand. Wet the other hand and spread 1 tablespoon rice on middle of sheet.

Step 2Dab a small amount of wasabi, about 1/4 teaspoon, from tube onto rice.

Step 3Add few slices cucumber, avocado, some salmon and sprouts and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Step 4Fold nori over rice, left to right, into a cone shape with one end sealed. Continue making rolls with remaining ingredients.

Step 5Serve with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger.

Note: A friend who took a sushi-making class showed me how to make hand rolls. Substitute smoked salmon for the cooked salmon if you prefer. Sheets of nori, Japanese seaweed, can be found in the Asian aisle of many supermarkets.

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