We cook A LOT. Basically, at least five out of seven nights a week you can expect homemade meals. Most of the foods that we make are Asian- Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, and Chinese. However, I rarely share any of the recipes on my blog here because most Asian foods are already complex with a lot of flavors and steps so imagine having to break them down piece by piece to photograph, explain, and cook all at once. It’s time-consuming to say the least! But I sucked it up…
New England summertime is nothing short of amazing. The harbor is full of the freshest seafood and it’s best to enjoy them in the summer because what’s in the harbor can be on your plate in literally minutes. Can’t talk about New England summer without mentioning lobsters! They are the best here, no lie. So combining my love for cooking Asian foods, New England summertime, and lobsters; here’s an easy recipe for Spicy Lobster Roll.
First things first: I’m no expert at rolling sushi. My sushi knowledge is probably minimal but I can make one that’s tasty enough to feed anyone who’s not a sushi master. What I know about rolling sushi all comes from the hubs because centuries back while we were dating long distance, he would make sushi every time I come into town.
For this recipe, you’ll need: fresh steamed lobster, seaweed sheets, sushi rice, cucumber, masago fish roe, avocado, and a bamboo sushi mat.
Prepare sushi rice and set aside (keep covered so it won’t dry out). I use a rice cooker. Once the rice is cooked and still very hot, transfer the about two cups of rice into a bowl and add a pinch of sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar. You can alter any of the above measurements to your liking. With a wooden spoon, mix all the ingredients well.
Now, we need to prep the spicy lobster meat. Here’s how:
I basically add half of the lobster tail meat to each roll so this recipe makes two rolls (6 pieces each). Detailed rolling sushi pictorial:
Don’t forget to save the lobster head and end tail for presentation!
What do you think? Doesn’t this look so cool?!
If you are wondering why you’re not seeing pickled ginger, it’s because the hubs prefer to have horseradish with his sushi instead. Hope you’ve enjoyed this sushi food post! Would you like to see more recipes similar to this? Please let me know in the comment section below…
In other news, here are some snaps from my Instagram of our New England summer outings as of late: