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Avocado Sushi, and Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

September 10, 2010

So apparently last night was “Asian fusion” night at our apartment. G wanted a peanut sauce, and I wanted some sushi, so we decided to do both! We made avocado sushi using brown rice and a sweet mustard sauce, and then steamed some broccoli and served that with a room temperature garlic-peanut sauce.I was pretty excited, because the peanut sauce I made reminded me of the sweet peanut sauce they serve at the Thai-Cambodian restaurant in South Bend, an establishment that has nourished me and G throughout graduate school. It was a treat to have a little taste of home, even if it wasn’t exactly the same.

To make the sushi, we cooked about two cups of brown rice, and then mixed it with about a teaspoon of salt, about a tablespoon of rice vinegar, and a couple pinches of brown sugar. We spread a thin layer of rice over three-quarters of each nori sheet, lined the avocado bits along the bottom of the sheet (on top of the rice), and then rolled them up from the bottom, sealing the “seam” with a little water. The mustard sauce was a simple mixture of hot mustard, vegetable-based mayo, agave nectar, and water.

To make the peanut sauce (to serve with the steamed broccoli florets), I mixed together:

-about 3-4 Tablespoons of chunky peanut butter

-1 Tablespoon of rice vinegar

-1-2 Tablespoons of tamari

-3 chopped cloves of garlic

-1/2-1 Tablespoon of agave nectar

-a small amount of water (to achieve the right consistency)

-La Yu chili oil to taste

I put the peanut sauce on the plates for broccoli-dipping, and drizzled the mustard sauce over the sushi. It was pretty simple, fun to prepare, a little nostalgic, and delicious.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Bosch permalink
    September 10, 2010 9:16 pm

    That does remind me of visits to you in South Bend! But with a higher vegetable content…
    Speaking of which, my chiropractor’s breakfast today consisted of big chunks of raw carrot and colrabi, pumpkin seeds and prunes. Now that’s REALLY healthy!

  2. September 10, 2010 10:29 pm

    This looks so good! Great soundsing sauce too!

  3. September 11, 2010 7:09 am

    This is so sustainable! No fish is killed. I love it.

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