Futomaki is a classic type of rolls in which rice and filling are wrapped in a nori sheet. Three to five fillings are added to such sushi, so they are slightly thicker than ordinary maki rolls – about 5 cm wide. This version of the dish appeared in America – unlike the ascetic Japanese, the local residents wanted a more diverse filling. For the same reason, futomaki rolls practically do not use raw fish – only slightly salted, smoked, fried or baked fish. If you choose the right ingredients, the cut of these sushi turns out to be bright and colorful, and the taste is rich and contrasting.
This type of rolls is one of the most diverse in terms of filling. Fish, seafood, vegetables, cheese, even fruit, mushrooms or chicken – it all depends on the country and the culinary preferences of the person. Today we invite you to cook futomaki sushi with salmon, avocado, cucumber and bell pepper with us. The delicate fish and avocado are perfectly combined with the crunchy vegetables and sweet and salty caviar, and the composition of sesame flavors completes with subtle nutty notes. The bright colors of the filling are pleasing to the eye – there is a pink salmon fillet, and different shades of green avocado and cucumber, and red accents of caviar and pepper … You can add pieces of bell pepper of different colors to get an even more beautiful dish!
The composition of futomaki can be very diverse, but in our case, for one portion of the dish (263 g), we will need the following products:
The preparation of this roll is not too different from other types of sushi, but there is one caveat – since the roll is wide, it should be very dense, so we advise you to spread the filling evenly, without large gaps. In general, the process consists of the following stages:
Now you know how to make futomaki sushi at home and surprise your family or guests with an unusual dish. Enjoy the result yourself and share delicious rolls with loved ones!