Caterpillar sushi roll 🐛 recipe

Caterpillar sushi roll

Word from the author:

"Caterpillar roll is basically a reverse Dragon roll. Avocado on the outside, eel and tempura fried shrimps inside. Delicious. "

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What is a Caterpillar Roll?

Caterpillar roll is basically a reverse Dragon roll. Avocado on the outside, eel and tempura fried shrimps inside. Delicious.

You can get quite creative making it. I used sprouts for antennas and a tiny bit of sriracha sauce for the eyes. A bit of masago on top of each piece really made a difference in look an taste.

The tempura

For this recipe I used tempura mix, but you can easily make tempura ‘from scratch’ with flower, water and a beaten egg. I’ll post a recipe for that as well as soon as I can.

One more thing

It’s a marathon. Dragon roll is a more complicated roll to make due to the heavy prep. Grilling the eel and frying the shrimp takes  a bit of extra time so do plan ahead.

Caterpillar sushi roll 🐛 recipe

Caterpillar roll is basically a reverse Dragon roll. Avocado on the outside, eel and tempura fried shrimps inside. Delicious.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 Nori sheet
  • cup Sushi rice
  • 1 Unagi Grilled Eel
  • 6 med size Shrimp
  • Tempura powder
  • Masago

Instructions
 

  • Oven grill the BBQ eel for about 5 minutes
  • Mix ½ cup tempura mix and ½ cup cold water to make tempura batter
  • Dip shrimp in tempura
  • Deep fry until golden, leave to cool on paper towel
  • Cut a nori sheet in half, and cover with sushi rice
  • Flip the nori over, and place the shrimp and avocado across the nori
  • Roll it as you would an inside out sushi roll
  • Slice half an avocado in thin slices and place them on on the roll to fully cover it
  • Cover the roll with plastic tape. Use the sushi rolling mat to tighten the avocado to the roll.
  • Cut the roll through the plastic tape in 8 pieces. Remove the tape, and transfer the sushi to a serving plate. Decorate.
Keyword caterpillar roll, sushi
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