Yields Makes 4 servings
AuthorChef Katsuo "Naga" Nagasawa

Notes: Up to 1 day ahead, make sushi rice salad, cover, and chill; bring to room temperature to serve. Garnish with cucumber if desired. Speciality ingredients are avaliable at Japanese markets.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Rinse a 1- to 2-cup bowl with cold water and lightly pack 1/4 of the sushi rice salad into it. Invert onto a plate. Repeat to shape remaining portions.

Step 2
2

Cut nori sheets into quarters. Moisten sliced avocado with rice vinegar.

Step 3
3

Sprinkle sushi rice salads equally with shaved bonito. Alongside each, arrange 1/4 of the nori, avocado, salmon, pickled ginger, and radish sprouts. Sprinkle servings with tobiko caviar.

Step 4
4

To eat as sushi, put some of each ingredient on a piece of nori and add chili mayonnaise to taste; fold nori over filling. Or eat as a salad with a knife and fork, adding chili mayonnaise to taste.

Step 5
5

Nutritional analysis per serving without mayonnaise.

Ingredients

 6 sheets roasted (or toasted) nori (about 7 by 9 in.)
 1 firm-ripe avocado (about 1/2 lb.), peeled, pitted, and sliced
  Seasoned rice vinegar
 1 to 2 tablespoons shaved bonito (optional)
 1/2 pound thin-sliced smoked salmon, cut into strips
  About 1/4 cup sliced pickled ginger
  About 1 ounce radish (or daikon) sprouts, rinsed and drained
 2 to 3 tablespoons tobiko caviar

Directions

Step 1
1

Rinse a 1- to 2-cup bowl with cold water and lightly pack 1/4 of the sushi rice salad into it. Invert onto a plate. Repeat to shape remaining portions.

Step 2
2

Cut nori sheets into quarters. Moisten sliced avocado with rice vinegar.

Step 3
3

Sprinkle sushi rice salads equally with shaved bonito. Alongside each, arrange 1/4 of the nori, avocado, salmon, pickled ginger, and radish sprouts. Sprinkle servings with tobiko caviar.

Step 4
4

To eat as sushi, put some of each ingredient on a piece of nori and add chili mayonnaise to taste; fold nori over filling. Or eat as a salad with a knife and fork, adding chili mayonnaise to taste.

Step 5
5

Nutritional analysis per serving without mayonnaise.

Smoked Salmon Sushi Salad