There is always an uproar when I share this: I don’t like sushi! I just don’t! I have tried it so many times and we have just never taken to each other.
People say “0h, you just need to try the California roll”. So I try it– and blah.
“Oh, you just need to try sushi from a really nice sushi place”. Good idea but still nothing.
The thing is I really do want to like it! It looks so cool and fun to eat! My husband says that I should give it another go since it’s been a while since I last tried it–maybe my palate has expanded since then. We shall see!
In the meantime, here is some sushi I KNOW I would love! Stew-dog has come up with a Cold Fruit Sushi that looks and sounds amazing! Perfect little appetizer for an outdoor get-together.
And yet, something is missing that I just can’t put my finger on. They need something to make them just a smidge more interesting, a little less plain-jane.
- 1 small honeydew melon
- 1 small cantaloupe
- 1 small pineapple
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Place the fruit on a cutting board lined with parchment. Trim the tops and bottoms of the melons and pineapple and sit them upright on the cutting board. Using a very sharp knife, cut away the rind, slicing lengthwise, working your way around the fruit. Cut about 24 very thin slices of melon in the same fashion, slicing from top to bottom, allowing the juices to collect on the parchment paper.
- Slice the pineapple lengthwise into 1/8-inch slices. Pile and cut into matchsticks.
- Pour the juices that have collected into a small bowl. Stir in the honey and set aside.
- To assemble the fruit sushi, lay the melon slices vertically on the cutting board. Place 3 pineapple matchsticks horizontally at the base of the melon slice and roll. Trim the base so that the rolls sit firmly on a dessert plate. Serve with the honey dipping sauce.