Asparagus sushi
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4 to 6 rolls, vegan
Sometimes when you are making sushi there is the opportunity to use a vegetables' natural shape and qualities to create an intersting sushi roll. Here the protruding asparagus creates an interesting effect.

Teriyaki marinade can be found everywhere these days but if you want to make your own just combine mirin and soy sauce in equal amounts by volume and sweeten with a little sugar. There is a recipe in the glossary.
200g (1 cup) asparagus tips
little vegetable oil
50ml ( 3 tbsp) teriyaki marinade or sauce
1 batch sushi rice
2 to 3 sheets nori
Place the asparagus tips onto a baking tray lined with aluminium foil. Drizzle over a little vegetable oil and the teriyaki marinade.
Roast the asparagus in a preheated medium oven for about 10 to 15 minutes. They should be cooked through but not too shrivelled.
Cook a batch of sushi rice. Cut a sheet of nori in half and spread it with sushi rice with your fingers. Rinse your fingers in between additions as they will get very sticky.

Place a few tips on each half, allowing the tips to stick out over the rice, and roll up.

Cut each sushi roll into three and serve with wasabe, ginger and soy sauce.
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Nori seaweed is used for wrapping around rice to create nori sushi but has many other uses. It is dry and made in a similar way to paper - but using seaweed. You will find it in large sheets in most Asian grocers.

Nori seaweed is high in fibre, vitamins, protein and minerals. It provides calcium and iron and contains other important trace minerals and is traditionally eaten to strengthen the circulatory system and help lower cholesterol.
Teriyaki sauce is a marinade usually use on meats and fish for marinating prior to grilling or barbequeing. It is widely available these days in most supermarkets. If you want to make your own there is a bewildering quantity of recipes out there and all very differnt. There are only 3 ingredients you need: Soy sauce, mirin and sugar. Quantities below.
Teriyaki sauce
100ml soy sauce
100ml mirin
1 tbsp sugar
Warm the ingredients together in a pan and cool.