Salmon cucumber sushi rolls with cream cheese are pretty popular at one of our nearby sushi restaurants, so I thought the salmon cream cheese dip would be perfect for making some sushi of our own. As I packed up the kitchen in our apartment I made sure to leave some wrappers, rice, and soy sauce in a cupboard for us to have sushi for lunch one day. Since the dip recipe is from Eric’s mom, I decided to call this the Patti Roll!
I used the same soy wrappers that I made Spicy Dungeness Crab Sushi with. I got mine from AsianFoodGrocer, but you can also get soy wrappers on Amazon. You have to be gentle with them because they tear more easily than nori (the seaweed you typically see used as wrappers for sushi) but I really like them and so does Eric.
One thing I didn’t have on hand was wasabi, so I spread some horseradish in the roll and really liked that. If you have wasabi use it, because it’s packs a stronger punch, but horseradish works too. You can leave it out if you don’t like spicy, but we love the burn!
We’re all moved out of our apartment and just have some cleaning to do there tomorrow. The Comcast guy came and hooked everything up for us at the house so I can post regularly again, hooray!!! Eric and I worked on setting up our desks and the living room area while we waited for him. One of my favorite possessions was unpacked, and boy do I feel like a dork showing it to you!
Yes, it’s true, I’m a Lord of the Rings nerd! At age 11 I taught myself Quenya, and I’ve read the books more times than I can count. I’ve seen all the movies over 10 times, and can quote most of them by heart. Fortunately Eric is also a bit of an LOTR nerd, in fact when we got married and combined our DVD collections we found we both had theatrical and extended editions of all three movies!
Okay, enough about my fantastical obsessions. You now know more than you ever wanted to know about me! My last note on that photo is that remodeling a house and moving yourself is an AMAZING workout! Of course it also means my muscles ache every night, but I’ll be ready for swimsuit season 😉