Sushi is probably what I would pick if I was given only one thing to eat for the rest of my life. It. is. the. best. Sure, there are lots of other things I absolutely love, but sushi is the one that I love the taste, and how I feel after just as equally. That is if you stay away from the overly fried and saucy rolls. Anyway, I know this isn’t exactly a sushi dish. In fact after my travels to Japan a couple years ago I’m hesitant to call anything other than sashimi or fish over rice true sushi… the rolls are really a pretty American thing. Even here in France, rolls are not very common, even though sushi is one of the most prevalent types of restaurants I see! However, unless you are a sushi chef or know where to buy the sushi grade fish, it’s not the easiest thing to make at home. Trust me, I’ve done it. I actually made what I would consider restaurant quality rolls just one time, but between finding the fish and getting the rice right it was an all day project… and honestly, who has got time for that?! That leads us here, to these cucumber rolls with shrimp and crab that kill that sushi craving but are super easy to put together.
Cucumber ‘Sushi’ Boats
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 cup cooked sushi rice
- 2 imitation crab sticks
- 10 cooked & peeled shrimp
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 2 tsp sriracha
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- Slice cucumber in half long ways and scoop out seeds and soft center with spoon.
- Press sushi rice into two cucumber boats.
- Peel crab sticks into thin strips, they should come apart easily. You can slice if you’d prefer.
- Layer avocado slices, crab and shrimp onto cucumber boats.
- Mix together mayo, sriracha & soy sauce in a bowl and drizzle over top of cucumber boats.