Make ghoulish Halloween treats full of Japanese flair with this easy 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?
Before we make temari sushi, we need to prepare the sushi rice that will be used. If you really don’t want to spend too much time with rice preparation, you can try our microwaveable rice. Just mix cooked rice with 1 tablespoon of sushi rice vinegar per 250g.
Once the rice is cooked, grab a sheet of plastic wrap and place a few thin slices of salmon in the centre. Then add a tablespoon of cold rice on the salmon and pull the wrap tight by twisting it to turn the rice in a ball.
For the 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. We used an edamame bean for the stalk, but you can use wasabi for a similar effect.
• If you don’t like fish, you can use ingredients such as avocado or tamagoyaki omelette to decorate your temari sushi instead.
• 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.