This lovely sushi plate was our lunch today.
Ideas for food come from various places, but this one came from a very unexpected place.
It all started with these apples.
These apples don’t look that special outside.
The inside has this lovely pink color.
I found these apples at the grocery store inside the Midtown Global Market.
I’m so glad that they were sampling them, because otherwise I would have had no idea how special they were.
They were being sold as Pink Pearl Apples.
I wanted to make something to really showcase the beautiful color of these apples.
And this is what I came up with.
Forming rice into a certain shape sounds easy, but once you try, you quickly realize why sushi chefs have years of training, just to master this skill.
So I use my little tool.
This is definitely not approved by any sushi chefs, but they are perfectly okay at our house(lol).
This tool does a good job at making these rice balls uniformly like little soldiers.
I was going to make just apple sushi, but at the last minute I decided to make other versions too.
I just love how they look and taste.
Pink Pearl apple.
Radish and Yuzu pepper paste.
Tomato and seaweed.
It was perfect when served with veggie wakame (seaweed) miso soup and hot green tea.
The leftover was made into Chirashi (scattered) Sushi.