“I’ll be right there.”
“I’ll be right there.”
As Promised: Pictures of the vegan version of my sushi pizza. Find the recipe here
Vegan Spicy Mayo
Might have over done it with the avocado… oh who am I kidding, you can’t overdo avodaco
The sriracha topping, while pretty, made the spiciness a little over the top… I was sweating, but I what I did not do was not eat this
When I lived in Toronto back in the 90’s my mom would take me to this Japanese restaurant in what I can only assume was somewhere Downtown. It was a dim-lifted “90’s chic” place with dark stain-proof carpeting and fake palms… or was it plastic birds of paradise plants? Anyway, it was there that that an eleven year old Jon came across the words “sushi” and “pizza” together.
It took a while to process, but when the mental computation had been completed I knew I needed that inside me. Immediately. I didn’t care what it actually was, I didn’t care what was involved. I just knew that I. Needed. To. Eat. That. Thing. Now.
After trying it, my kid self was blown away. I immediately added this to my list of things that go well together:
Jon’s list of things that go well together: Circa 1993
After my first time, I was blessed to have it occasionally. My mom learned the recipe on how to make it and would sometimes make it though out my childhood and high-school years.
Ever since I started cooking, I’ve run out of reasons as to why I couldn’t figure it out to make for myself, so I did. While the instructions are long winded, it’s actually quite easy to make and always impressive.
I’ve made sushi pizza once before. It was fall of last year and I wanted to make something crazy and special for this guy I was dating. He liked sushi and he liked pizza. So naturally I figured anyone who likes these two things would have the same reaction that I did when I was nine years old.
I had played it in my head a dozen times, each time getting more excited at sharing this bit of my childhood…
“Whaaaaa? What is this magical thing you speak of? Does it come out of unicorns only after they’ve eaten a slice of Supino’s pizza while watching ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’? I pictured him saying…
“Not quite… but close. Aren’t I just so great and amazing?” I would say
“Yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes. You are the god of food!”
Instead, it went more like this:
“I swear! It’s amazing, just trust me! It’s SOOOO GOOD.”
“Whatever you say…”
“I promise you! Wait… where are you going?”
Jon cocks his gun and points it at his date “Sit. The fuck. Down.” He commanded.
Aaaaaaaaaanyway… here’s how to make it.
Servings: 4 pies
Ingredients: The Sushi Rice Crust
Note: this needs some prep the night before
Note: These are just what I like putting on my pie. You can do whatever the hell you want with it. Thats the beauty of pizza, sushi or otherwise. You do what you want. Be sure you get fish that was specifically cut and made for SUSHI. Do NOT just go to your local store and grab just any old fillet and assume you can eat it raw. Bad things will happen. If you live in the Metro-Detroit area Noble-Fish in Clawson is an awesome Japanese grocery store with a good sushi restaurant in the back. They also sell you everything you need to make good sushi pizza.
Here is the list and order of the toppings that I usually put on my pie.
Update: I’ll be adding more pictures later on, latest by tomorrow. I only had time to make one pizza. My car broke down and let’s just say that the crab roe didn’t make it. I was exhausted but still managed to make a couple of pies. Furthermore, because I got home so late I didn’t have time to properly freeze the crusts, so when I do it nice and proper today, I’ll have crusts (and better pictures) to show you. I’ll also make the vegan pie today. So yeah, stay tuned.
Rinsed Rice, ready to cook
Mixing the rice with the vinegar seasoning
Clump it up, nice and tight
Smash Patty… sounds like the name of a band…
Ready to freeze
Noble has the best sushi fish in Metro-D
Brown out – which in
Like I said, I was tired, Normally these would be much thinner