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Black Forest Smoked Ham and Vegetable Tempura California Rolls

Black Forest Smoked Ham and Vegetable Tempura California Rolls Black Forest Smoked Ham and Vegetable Tempura California Rolls

Black Forest smoked ham and vegetable tempura California rolls

Filed under: Appetizers, Collation, Dinner, Entertaining, Lunch, Side dish, Smart choice



preparation time

00:20 20min


Cooking time

00:05 5min



After the fish version and the vegetable version, here's our take on the California roll, made with smoked ham and vegetable tempura. Get out your chopsticks!

ingredients

  • 4 nori sheets
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  • 150 g Olymel Smart & Natural Black Forest smoked ham
  • 6 cups sushi rice, freshly cooked
  • 1 cup cucumber, seeded and cut in fine strips
  • 2 tablespoon pickled ginger, finely sliced
  • to taste Japanese soy sauce

Vegetable Tempura :

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup carrot, cut in fine julienne
  • 1/4 cup water, very cold
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 cup rutabaga, cut in fine julienne
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 150 g Olymel Smart & Natural Black Forest ham
  • 6 cups sushi rice, freshly cooked
  • 4 nori sheets
  • 1 tbsp. roasted sesame seeds
  • Tempura vegetable (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup cucumber, seeded and cut in fine strips
  • 2 tbsp. pickled ginger, finely sliced
  • Wasabi paste, to taste
  • Japanese soy sauce

Vegetable Tempura

  • 1 cup finely julienned carrot
  • 1 cup finely julienned turnip
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup water, very cold
  • 1 egg white

instructions

  1. Spread a quarter of the rice over a nori sheet, sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds and press firmly. Transfer and turn over onto shrink wrap sheet (rice facing wrap).
  2. Over the center of the roll, spread a bit of wasabi (to taste), place pickled ginger and cucumber horizontally and add ham and vegetable tempura.
  3. Roll together with slightly wet hands. Using bamboo mat, apply pressure to shape roll and properly secure ingredients at center of roll. Remove shrink wrap and cut roll in six. Repeat steps for each nori sheet. Serve with Japanese soy sauce.

Vegetable Tempura

  1. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and water and egg white in another bowl. Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients and whip for one minute.
  2. Preheat oil in deep fryer on high temperature. Dip carrot and turnip sticks in batter before delicately plunging them into fryer. Fry until dough is golden. Remove fried vegetable from fryer, place on paper towel and let cool down.

Suggestion

To make your recipe easier, replace vegetable tempura with julienned carrots marinated with rice vinegar and wine.

Marc Laroche, Corporate Chef, Olymel