Sunday, October 19, 2008
Pina Colada Sushi
Iron Chef Challenge #3
Ingredients: sushi (rice and seaweed).
Dinner and brunch have been the subjects for my VeganMofo. I have yet to post a dessert until now. I don't do a lot of baking or dessert making.
Sushi seemed like it might turn into another meal, but I wanted to do something sweet. I thought about shaping rice pudding to take the form of sushi, tying it off with seaweed, but it didn't click with me.
I consulted my Vegetarian Sushi cookbook to see if there was a dessert sushi. Of course there is dessert sushi.
I happened to have fresh pineapple on hand so I knew it would go well with the rice cooked in coconut milk. Sounds like a Pina Colada to me! I forgot the rum so I guess it's virgin Pina Colada Sushi.
I added chopped crystallized ginger to the rice along with a little lime juice and sugar.
Rum could have been the dipping sauce, but I chose a pomegranate syrup that was left over from another dessert (really, I rarely make desserts). The combination of syrup with the sushi was quite sweet, like a sweet and sour. db and I both preferred the sushi on its own without dipping sauce. The taste was clean, fresh and lightly sweet. Quite nice really.