It’s a gloomy fermentation Friday where I live, but rain is always good. Today I wanted to share a recipe for how to use sauerkraut by pairing our favorite ferment with my other favorite food.
Sushi. Or more appropriately termed, maki.
Maki /ˈmäkē/ • noun
a Japanese dish consisting of sushi and raw vegetables wrapped in seaweed.
Since I love the combo of avocado and sauerkraut [proof] and I love avocado maki…why not put them all in a delicious pickled roll?? I added a little cilantro because as well as a little miso at the start of the roll. It’s optional, but ups the savory umami flavor.
Use regular rice or Instant Pot sushi rice for the base. I usually aim for 1/3-1/2 cup per roll.
What type of sauerkraut do I recommend?? Well all of them tbh.
Salsa sauerkraut would be amazing.
Lemongrass & Kaffir Lime sauerkraut wouldn’t get Joffrey’d.
My favorite though is my very first batch which I recently remade, a combination of cabbage, ginger, garlic, onion, and cayenne. *kisses fingers
But seriously, any will do.
I love to sprinkle
a little bit a lot of toasted sesame seeds over everything. It puts me in heaven.
Time to get rollin’
Sauerkraut and Avocado Maki
Additional nutritional information // carbohydrates: 29g • fiber: 6g • protein: 4g • selenium: 10% • Manganese: 33% • Iron: 9% • Copper: 21% • vitamin a: 76% • vitamin b6: 20% • vitamin c: 28% //
- 2 sheets of nori
- 1 teaspoon of miso (white, brown, or red), divided
- 2/3-1 cup cooked sushi rice or preferred rice
- 1/2 large avocado, sliced
- 1/2 cup sauerkraut
- 2 sprigs of cilantro
- On each sheet of nori spread 1/2 teaspoon of miso near the bottom of the sheet. Pat down 1/3-1/2 cup of rice leaving a little space at the top and bottom. Layer 1/2 of the avocado down the center and top with 1/4 cup of sauerkraut and 1 sprig of cilantro. Starting from the bottom, tightly roll towards the top, dampen the top edge with a little water and close the roll. Let sit for a few minutes and slice into 6-8 pieces with a sharp knife.
Serve with a little sriracha, wasabi, and tamari.
If you make this I would love to see a picture! Find me on Instagram @feedyourskull and use the hashtag #feedyourskull. xx