Sunday, January 2, 2011

Broiled Sushi and a WINNER

Whew! I can't believe I haven't blogged in nearly two weeks. It's not that I stopped cooking/baking. Quite the opposite. We had a full house over the holidays with both my sisters and their friends, so I've actually been cooking and baking up a storm like never before. It's just that I decided to concentrate more on spending time with all of them instead of posting. As a result, I now have a LOT of posts I need to catch up on.

It was definitely a wonderful Christmas with all of them here. Since my sisters' friends had never seen certain places on Maui before, I got to go around with all of them and do the tourist thing - sunrise on Haleakala, hiking in Hana, and stick doughnuts from Komoda's bakery. Yup, we had a blast. I'll post some pics, I promise.

But, for now, I'll show you one of my family's favorite go-to dishes for New Year's Day - broiled sushi.

I know what you're thinking - sushi = raw fish = no thank you. But, don't you worry, the only "fish" in this recipe is imitation crab meat. So, problem solved. Plus, it's so easy to make. Unlike most sushi, there's no rolling or shaping involved and no extensive preparation of ingredients. It's also absolutely delicious. You'll definitely want to give this a try.

And now, for the winner of my CSN giveaway, . . . #68 mamipdx. An e-mail has been sent to the winner. Thank you to all those who entered and a big thank you as well to CSN for allowing me to do this giveaway.

Broiled Sushi (adapted from my mother's relative's recipe)

10 shiitake mushrooms, chopped (I used dried shiitake mushrooms)
1-1 1/2 lbs. imitation crab meat, chopped (depends on how much you want)
1 c. sour cream (I use light sour cream)
1/2 c. mayonnaise (use more or less depending on the taste and consistency you want)
furikake (Japanese rice seasoning)
3 c. cooked rice (Japanese sticky rice)
Korean style nori (or any type of dried seaweed for sushi)

If using dried shiitake mushrooms, soak them in hot water until they rehydrate, about 10-15 min. Combine the chopped mushrooms with the crab meat. Add the sour cream and mayonnaise and stir to combine.

Form a layer of rice in a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with furikake seasoning (about 1/2 cup). Spread with the crab meat mixture. Put under the broiler for about 10 minutes until the top begins to brown. Scoop into pieces of nori and eat.

This recipe is linked to:
My Sweet and Savory's "Let's Do Lunch"
A Moderate Life's Hearth and Soul Hop
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays


  1. This actually looks amazing. And I cannot believe you live in Maui! That is incredible! I would die to live in such a beautiful spot/on the beach!

  2. WOW! This broiled sushi looks like a piece of art,love the first picture.
    Happy New Year!

  3. I didn't even know there was such a thing as broiled sushi. I love sushi and know I would love this. Glad you had fun over the holiday with your family! Happy New Year!

  4. This is awesome! Fascinating. I love learning new things and how to make them. Thank you for sharing!

  5. How cool! Looks like a slice of sushi-lasagna.

  6. we haven't made sushi in so long. now i crave it!
    thank you for the win! :-)

  7. Lisa this sounds absolutely fantastic! YUM!!! Happy new Year!!!

  8. My husband loves sushi! I'll have to try this version!

  9. Broiled sushi sounds pretty darn tasty, actually...YUM! Sounds like things have been crazy for you...but good! Happy New YEar :D

  10. Always wanted to try at making sushi. We love sushi. Looks yummy. Glad that you had a good holiday! Happy New Year!

  11. so interesting! I've never heard of this before. I am normally not a fan of sushi, but imitation crab I can handle :)

  12. What a great idea! We are huge sushi fans and though I "can" roll a maki roll this would be much quicker for a large crowd and it just sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  13. Yummy! Glad to hear that you all were able to get together for Christmas!

  14. Love this! Would like to invite you over to Fat Camp Friday @ Mangoes and Chutney. The linky is up all weekend and one blogger from the linky party is featured every Wednesday.

  15. Ooo, I've been craving sushi but avoiding making it. Don't get me wrong, I love making it and I love eating it even more, but it's somewhat time consuming to produce it for 6 people who love stuffing themselves on it...and everybody likes different kinds. I might try doing this instead to tide us over until I feel like making actual sushi.

  16. oooooh wow this looks delicious! I WANT SOME RIGHT NOW!!! lol