Autumn Inspired ‘Kazari-Maki Sushi’

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‘Kazari zushi’ means patterned or decorative sushi and many sushi makers challenge themselves to create beautiful and artistic kazari zushi. As it is the peak of autumn I wanted to try and capture the colours and shape of the yellow/brown and pink/red leaves.

I made sushi leaf kazari sushi, using three separate small sushi rolls that I filled with furikake rice (natural and healthy pink/purple, red, yellow and green rice seasonings) and then moulded them into a leaf shape. I cut a piece of nori in half, stuck the two pieces together with some spare rice grains and then assembled my design using some konbu seaweed as the base of the leaf.

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Kazari zushi can take many forms, and it can be a great challenge. I think it’s a great way of celebrating and representing the four seasons but it could even be your favourite animal, such as the panda above!

Please keep checking my class lists as I will shortly be adding ‘Kazari zushi’ classes.

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