Make ghoulish Halloween treats full of Japanese flair with this easy-to-make Halloween salmon temari sushi recipe. Made from sushi rice, slices of salmon, and nori seaweed for face decorations; these little bites of sushi are as easy to make as they are fun to look at. Why not get others involved in making these by inviting everybody to cut out their own scary faces?
To prepare the sushi rice, cook your rice beforehand as per your preferred method. Allow the rice to slightly cool, and then add the sushi vinegar to the rice.
Once the rice is cooked, grab some cling film and place a few thin slices of salmon in the centre. Then add a tablespoon of rice on the salmon and pull the film tight by twisting it to turn the rice in a ball.
For a final touch, decorate your salmon with nori seaweed cut into halloween shapes such as jack o’ lanterns, witch’s hats, spiders or anything else suitable for halloween.
• If you don’t like fish, you can use ingredients such as avocado or tamagoyaki omelette to decorate your temari sushi instead. For tamagoyaki, you might want to add some food colouring to give an orange tint to the omelette to make it look like a pumpkin.
• Try and keep your hands a little wet so the rice won’t stick.
• Use your imagination to create scary nori seaweed halloween shapes. To make a spider, just cut a round piece of nori and draw the legs with some wasabi paste.