Scattered Sushi with Salmon (Chirashi Zushi)

Posted March 11th, 2009 in Food 2 Comments »

Why don’t you try this colourful Japanese dish?  Chirashi-zushi is a kind of sushi: seasoned vegetables (carrots, shiitake mushrooms..) are mixed with sushi rice, and sometimes we decorate the top with sashimi (raw fish / fish roe / seafood), shredded thin omelet and kizami-nori (shredded nori seaweed sheet).

I made this dish with grilled salmon fillet.  No complicated job, as there is no need to roll up the rice and stuffing on nori sheet like sushi rolls.  Once you have all the ingredients you can just mix them up ♪

<Salmon Chirashi Zushi> for 2 people

  • 100~150 g Salmon Fillets (no skin)
  • 1 tbs sake (or white wine)
  • 2 cups steamed short grain rice
  • 1 egg
  • kizami nori
  • sushi seasoning powder/liquid, salt
  1. Mix sushi seasoning into hot steamed rice.  Allow to cool.
  2. Sprinkle sake to salmon, and leave it for few minutes.  Season salmon with salt and grill until just done.
  3. Whisk egg with few drops of water, and cook into very thin sheet.  Remove from the pan and allow it to cool.
  4. Cut the egg sheet into thin strips.  Break salmon meat.
  5. Arrange seasoned sushi rice with salmon, egg strips and kizami nori.
It’s quite cheap to make if you don’t use sashimi or fresh fish roe (even though I love those expensive things :p) , or you can actually buy “chirashi zushi seasoning” which comes with kizami nori, and all the seasoned vegetables in the packet.

2 Comments on “Scattered Sushi with Salmon (Chirashi Zushi)”

  1. 1 Ai said at 8:55 am on March 20th, 2009:

    My hubby always complains that sushi and such don’t do it for him, he prefers ‘real’ japanese food lol. I’ll be sure to try this on him! thanks for the recipe♡

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 3:03 pm on March 20th, 2009:

    Hi Ai
    I sure hope he likes it 🙂

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