In preparation for Easter, Christians celebrate Good Friday tomorrow, where we abstain from eating meat. Fish however, is still allowed. Whether you aren't eating meat for religious or personal reasons, this quick and easy Sushi Bowl will satisfy cravings, is healthy and also meatless! If you haven't reflected on your eating habits lately, now is a great time. Are you eating out too much? Consuming one too many coffee drinks? Are you getting enough vitamins from fresh, organic vegetables? If the last time you stopped by the farmer's market was 3 years ago, now is the time! Fresh produce, locally handmande items and food is being made in your city and you need to experience it! Grab a friend and find the closest market near you. You can find a list of Florida Market's at the Florida Community Farmer's Market website.
The following is a recipe for a delicious meal that could easily become lunch or dinner any day of the week. By visiting your Farmer's Market on the weekend, plus a little extra grocery shopping for staples, you'll be making this delicious Sushi Bowl in no time.
Grocery List: Sushi Rice, Rice Wine Vinegar, Crab Meat, Sriracha, Mayonnaise, Honey, Cucumbers, Carrots, Avocados, Nori Sheets, Sesame Seeds
- Prepare the Sushi Rice as the package directs. Season with rice wine vinegar and cool.
- In a medium bowl, mix Sriracha, Mayonnaise and Honey. Quantities will depend on your preference, but you are looking for a translucent sauce. Reserve 2 tablespoons.
- Delicately add the crab meat and fold into the sauce.
- Using your peeler, peel the outer skins of both cucumber and carrots. With the same peeler, shave thin strips of both. You will end up with long, delicate strands of these cool vegetables.
- Cut the avocado into chunks. Reserve.
- Over an open flame, toast your Nori sheets slightly on both sides. Remove from heat and finely slice.
- Assemble: on the bottom of your favorite bowl, place 1 tablespoon of the Spicy Mayo Sauce. Add the sushi rice, crab meat and vegetables. Top with nori strips and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
- Enjoy your fresh meal! This could be adapted and showcase any season vegetable or seafood available of your choice.
Hungry for more? Check out these Sushi spots around town:
Doraku Sushi: 1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 t: 305.695.8383
Bond St. Lounge: Townhouse Hotel, t: 305.398.1806
Saito's Japanese Steakhouse: 4443 Lyons Road #102, Coconut Creek, FL 33703 t:954.582.9888