Monday, August 25, 2008

Porcupine Rolls

We did a nice appetizer this weekend we called "Porcupine Rolls".

My Executive Chef Aaron Valimont made sushi rolls wrapped in nori and filled with vegetables, cucumber, Alaskan King Crab & Maine Lobster.

We bound the ingredients with a little spicy mayonnaise. Then we cut the roll into 4 pieces and rolled them in a tempura beer batter, and then into shredded Kataifi [filo dough] and deep fried them until golden brown.

Kataifi can be found in the frozen food section of gourmet grocery stores. It looks a little like shredded wheat.

For the sauces we made a citrusy ponzu sauce, and a wasabi aioli which we served on the side. They were a big hit!

2 comments:

Erik said...

Wow. This is in Tacoma?

Squid said...

No, it's Iowa. (Sorry, couldn't help the Field of Dreams reference)