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Pretty zucchini “fish net” sushi to wow your dinner guests…

March 16, 2011

Pretty zucchini “fish net” sushi to wow your dinner guests…

Pretty zucchini “fish net” sushi to wow your dinner guests…

The Fish Net allows you to capture and roll up a delicate, tender portion of food with a layer of vegetable for a decorative effect that is reminiscent of nori-wrapped sushi rolls. True to the fish theme, the two rolls here are stuffed with Salmon Mousse and a soft, grilled sole.

Rolls can be stuffed with other foods of course, or the Fish Net can be laid flat with food set on top of it. For neat rolling, use a bamboo sushi mat or a damp cloth that will not stick.

1. Trim and discard the rounded side of the zucchini, then cut the zucchini into strips.

2. Parboil strips in salted water (1 tbsp to 1 cup/ 240ml water) for 10 to 15 seconds, cool, and weave together.

3. The garnish-in-progress should look like this after the fourth strip.

4. Continue to weave.

5. Trim ends and adjust.

Sole is used here, but any tender whitefish, lightly grilled or steamed, can be served. Lightly sauteed, the tender flesh of the sole melds perfectly with parboiled zucchini. Both are soft and succulent. The Salmon Mousse, delicate and airy, also complements its zucchini covering to perfection.

Give new life to some of your own standard dishes by wrapping them in Zucchini Fish Nets, then stand aside and watch the delight of family and friends when they see your makeover.

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