This Sushi ‘cake’ is incredible in so many aspects. Well, I like calling it a cake because it looks exactly like a cake and I always make it in a cake spring form. 😉
I chose to make it with three rice layers this time but there are few ways you could choose to make it. I’ll come back to this a bit later though.
Let me tell you a little more about it.
How did this idea emerged?! Well, I gave my sushi making kit about two years ago to my sister in law to use.
One fine day, shortly after that we craved for sushi really, really badly. I was then thinking and telling my kids I recall how lazy and not in the mood I was to get a new kit (it meant to go out) and didn’t fancy that at all. All I knew was that we badly fancied some sushi.
I had to get a little creative so I the next thought about layering the rice and making a sushi ‘cake’. They thought it was a brill idea but we were pretty unsure about what was gonna come out. Kids were very quick to help with the chopping. We have formed a good team and gave it a go. We’ve made the sushi with ingredients we found in the fridge and used canned/tinnes tuna instead of fresh fish.
We did not roll sushi since I have to admit which I have to say it always used to put me off a little making sushi sound and look a lot more fiddlier to prepare. Not any more. 👍
Let me go even a little further back on sushi making and our true love for it.
I’m a little ashamed to admit, but my love for sushi only emerged recently, I wish I tried sushi a lot longer ago.
One day, it was a spring day – March time- I remember, I decided together with my family to go out and try some sushi. We went to this authentic Japanese local restaurant which,…. oh, waw and yeah, really and totally turned around my appetite for sushi. I was hugely impressed. Very impressed. My eye sight, my taste buds, my whole being was impressed, and I did get to realize very shortly that it wasn’t only me that was so positively imprinted with the sushi idea, it was all of us! Yet!! We all absolutely loved it and instantaneously fell in love with it. Since then, we are utterly hooked to it and eat it very, very regularly.
In fact, I even went for a sushi making class as soon as I could so I could start making it home for all those sushi addicts in my house (including myself of course). 😊 🍣
The sushi making class happened the following March. Coincidence or not but this recipe comes out in March too perhaps to celebrate 🎉 my sushi love and beginnings 🤗
To be very truthful and upfront about it, before trying sushi for the first time, I never thought I wanted even to give it a go, not quite sure why. How silly of me, I know!
Kids ask me for sushi almost every week now, and they’re soooooo happy when mummy delivers.
We can now, no longer live without it. It must be a regular or ….. else. 😂
Well, yes, of course – firstly, it is so quick to make. Secondly, it is a lot of it, and it comes out ready in no time, thirdly it’s delicious, fourthly it is homemade, fifthly no rolling is involved and therefore no special tools and skills are required. Great I would say!👌
I am very lucky to have the best fishmonger at a very reasonable walking distance where I can buy whatever fresh fish and fish roe I want, come home, make a quick cake like this and eat it in no time. Everything with this sushi cake from A-Z happens in real time.
Needless to say that the fish must be at its most freshness and there is absolute no point in thinking of having it with raw fish otherwise.
Ok, but don’t panic, there are alternatives if you are not lucky enough to be able to buy the freshest of fish.
This is the beauty of it really! It allows you to get really creative with the fillings.
The most time consuming here is chopping and getting the fillings ready which ultimately is super easy, so all in all this is a lot of writing, but when it comes to actually doing it it’s a lot easier than it may look or sound at first.
Decide on what ingredients you want to use or have and get going. Here is an idea of some, most liked by us but there are many, many more you could try.
Here’s this really cool recipe, sushi 🍣 lovers!