I'm pretty sure this post dishonors an entire country's culinary culture, but you know what? This breakfast sushi was delicious, so try making it yourself before you start leaving angry comments about how culturally insensitive this is (I'm looking at you tumblr). If reappropriating cultures and making them your own isn't why America fought in the Spanish-American War then I don't know what's what anymore.
This nigiri style breakfast sushi was inspired by the fact that it seemed like a good idea. And like most initial ideas, it works. Even though it looks complicated, the simplistic approach is what makes it successful. Over-thinking ruins most things like dishes, relationships, and jokes about over thinking because you can't think of some third item to list.
Sushi RiceTo be honest I used Alton Brown's recipe for sushi rice. It's a good one, which can be found here.
Avocado Hollandaise SauceOnce again I'm going to send you elsewhere to find this recipe, but it's my own recipe so I don't feel bad about doing it. Anyway the recipe can be found here.
Maple Soy Sauce
- 1/3 part Soy Sauce
- 2/3 part Maple Syrup
- Dash of Fish Sauce
- In a bowl whisk everything together. The reason I'm using ratios is so you can create as much or as little as you need.
- After your rice has cooled rinse your hands with cold water and form the rice balls with your hands. Squeeze to ensure the rice stays together. Make small egg-like shapes and plate.
- Place a dollop of the avocado hollandaise sauce on the rice to ensure the breakfast meats stay in place.
- As for meats I used thick cut jowl bacon, breakfast sausage, and eggs. You can choose whatever you think would be best on them (I'm looking at you vegetarians and your ridiculous and futile attempt to create fake meat).
- After placing the meats on the ball of rice, drizzle the sauces over the top and sprinkle some sesame seeds on them as well.
Breakfast food is the best food, and the joy of food is that you can be fun with it, so get out there and make a breakfast version of your favorite food! As always these mind-blowing photos are by Katy Weaver. Join us next week when we reheat some Eggos.