Temari-zushi - one type of the bijutsu-zushi (direct translation will be 'art-sushi') aka decorative sushis that sushi chefs prepare for special occasions. Let's get the meaning of temari first, te - hand, and mari - ball. As its name suggests, temari-zushi is shaped like a little marble ball that children play with, sometimes there is a shallow depression in the middle filled with sesame seeds or egg yolk.
This is the second time I post about Temari-zushi, explanation and description of this sushi is taken from my previous post (sushi made with smoked salmon). It can be made with various topping, usually sashimi but I have seen meat and vegetable version. Great for party, it is a very presentable dish to impress your guests I must say.
Ingredients (makes 6 pcs):
- 6 tbsp Sushi rice
- 6 medium prawns
- Bring a small pot of water to a boil, drop in prawns. Once the water starts to boil again, remove prawns and put them under running tap water then submerge in iced water for few minutes.
- Peel then prawns, cut the tail part off then make a butterfly cut as shown in the photo. Set aside.
- Shape a tablespoon of sushi rice into a ball shape with plastic wrap. Then, unwrap and cover it with a prawn. Wrap it up again so it will have a nice round shape.
- Unwrap, arrange on serving plate. Serve with with shoyu, wasabi and pickled ginger.