I’m loving today’s MoFo theme. Especially since I live in California =D =D =D
17 Make (or eat!) a traditional local dish.
I knew I wanted to make something with avocado. And I love sushi. I don’t make it though because it’s time consuming and I kind of suck at it. I don’t even have a sushi mat…. or sushi rice. Ah well. All I could think of is that I was lucky to not still be in Canada where I would have probably failed horribly at an attempt at Poutine ;p
And making the sushi was fun, even if I didn’t quite make it exactly traditional. The tomato is totally optional, I just thought it gave it a little more of a “fish” look.
California Quinoa Rolls (serves 1 hungry person ;p)
1/2 cup of cooked quinoa
3 sheets of nori
1 small cucumber (I used a large persian)
1/4 of a tomato
Lay out your nori sheet on a cutting board. Smooth out some of the cooked quinoa on top. An inch above the edge of nori closest to you, layer on the avocado, cucumber and top it with a slice of tomato. I served mine with a bit of coconut aminos. Mmmm. Since I didn’t use proper sushi rice or use a mat and my only form of plastic wrap was press n’ seal, they were messy.
Can’t wait to see what other local foods are =)