Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Roasted Pepper Sushi

Over the weekend, we went to dinner with two of our favorite relatives at their preferred restaurant, Shojin, in Los Angeles.

Shojin is an organic and natural vegan restaurant.

My favorites were the Dynamite Roll, the Spicy "Tuna" on Crispy Rice, the Tempura Avocado Salad, the Edamame Avocado Salad and the Warm Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream.

We also had the Rainbow Roll, the roasted peppers on top were delicious!

Of course I went home and had to try it.

I love roasted peppers, and blogged about them here.

This is what I came up with, Roasted Pepper Nigirizushi.

(Sushi with a rice ball & something on top.)

I grilled these outside on the barbecue, but you can make them in the broiler, with a kitchen torch, or over a gas flame.

For sushi, you don't want them to get burnt, like these. You want them to be pretty, and too much char will discolor the flesh.

But even if the flesh is dark, the flavor is still great.

Peel & seed the peppers after they're roasted, slice them into strips about 2 inches wide, then trim the ends.

Mix some wasabi.

Make some nigiri with sushi rice, the same rice you made with your Homestyle Sushi Bar, by pressing a small amount of rice together with your hands.

You want to press the rice together so that it sticks and you can see the individual grains of rice.

Add a little wasabi, then place the roasted peppers on top.

And that's it!


What's really good about these roasted pepper sushi is not only the flavor of the roasted peppers, but the mouth-feel.

The mouth-feel is really smooth, like sashimi!


We acquired a house guest over the weekend, too.

On Super Bowl Sunday, everyone wanted to have their picture taken with her, she's pretty famous.

Some of you may have heard of her.


She's making her rounds, and for the time being, she's with us.

We got her when we went to Shojin.

Vaughn got her last year.

Look at that big smile!

His wife Goretti blogs on Vegan Tickles.

No printable recipe for this one yet.


  1. I'll eat anything you make!!!! .... more, please.

  2. Nice photo of Vaughn! had to enlarge the framed message to read it-- but looks like there's another story we're not yet aware of! Vaughn is an Emmy-winner because of you??!! well, I believe it!!! :)

  3. What a great idea! And pretty, too!

  4. Wow! They are beutiful! True work of art.