How to make an Uramaki sushi with those delicious Dutch Shrimp? One of the most delicious North Sea ingredients. And, yes, you can make great sushi with it. Here is my own recipe inspired by the famous Shrimp Cocktail.
My father used to walk along the beach when I was a little guy with a big net to pull those delicious Dutch shrimp from the North Sea. If the tide AND the season were right, he caught buckets full of this delicacy.
At home the pans with water were then put on the fire and he would boil the shrimp after which my mother, my little brother and I had to peel them. I thought that was a rotten job at the time, because as a young guy I didn’t like those crazy critters. But now that I’m older, I think it’s one of the tastiest ingredients to come out of our North Sea.
Therefore, I made up a sushi roll as a tribute to my father and to all those piles of Dutch shrimp I had to peel. This roll is inspired by the famous shrimp cocktail which is often served as an appetizer in restaurants in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Ingredients Uramaki Dutch Shrimp
- Sushi rice
- Fresh Dutch shrimp
- Lettuce leaf
- Green Massago
- Whiskey cocktail sauce
- Slices of lemon
- Nori sheet
Let’s get ready to roll!
Place a bamboo mat on a cutting board and place a whole sheet of nori on the mat with the rough side up. Using damp hands, spread the sushi rice evenly on the nori sheet. Spread these evenly throughout. Then grab both corners of your nori sheet with your hands and turn your nori sheet over in one go. The rice now comes to lay at the bottom.
Place a leaf of lettuce on your nori.
Spread the shrimp and then the cocktail sauce over the lettuce. Take a nice ripe avocado and cut it into thin slices. Place these on your nori sheet alongside the shrimp.
Now roll everything up into one nice sushi roll. Then we will now ensure that this roll becomes an “eye catcher” on any table full of sushi. We cover the entire roll with green Massago. Spread this throughout the roll. Using a teaspoon as a tool, rub your entire roll full of Massago. Or just do it with your hands, which is fine too.
Now fold a piece of foil over your roll and with your bamboo mat make sure everything comes into shape nicely. Pay close attention to whether nothing sticks out on the sides. Press the Massago well together with your sushi rice. Finally, with a sharp knife, cut the roll into 8 equal pieces. Grab your bamboo mat for a moment to make final improvements to your roll. Carefully remove and discard the foil.
Now take a white plate and put some lettuce leaves and three slices of lemon on it as decoration. On the lettuce, place the 8 pieces of your sushi. Put a dollop of that delectable cocktail sauce on each piece of sushi. Place about 3 more Dutch shrimp on top of the sauce. This way, you not only make the roll visually appealing to your guests; they also know right away what the main ingredient of this Uramaki is.
Finally, sprinkle a little chopped parsley over your roll and voilá! The Uramaki Dutch Shrimp is ready to be served.
Enjoy your sushi!