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.


Becca said...

Can I say YUM. I am definitely making the effort to make sushi next time I've got pineapple in the house.

Jenn said...

Wow, that looks pretty. Interesting combination!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Good Challenge.
I'm gutted cos I've bummed out on all three challenges so far. The first two were because I couldn't get ingredients (Ginger the first time and then Pears the second time) but the reason I didn't participate in this one is because I am a BIG coward.
Your Sushi looks yum!
Well done!

Wandering Coyote said...

Wow - yummy! That looks and sounds amazing, something totally different than I'd ever have imagined!

Vegan Run Amok said...

The Little One ( did dessert sushi, too. I'd never heard of such a thing and sushi, even vegan sushi, has always sounded kind of gross to me, but your and hers both look light and fresh and pretty yummy!

If I make yours, though, I think I just might include the rum! ;)