Today is international Sushi Day.
Traditionally sushi is a Japanese dish, made with vinegared rice and combined with some sort of seafood – usually raw fish.
You may remember from our World Ocean Day post that the ocean provides us with 50-70% of our oxygen. It’s a place we need to treasure and care for.
You may also remember reading in the post that the ocean is in trouble.
Large species like tuna are now half their normal size because of over fishing.
Seafood populations could be wiped out in 40 years.
That’s a scary thought.
We thought we’d take this year’s international Sushi Day as a chance to share a no cook sustainable sushi recipe, guaranteed to be just as delicious as the ‘real’ thing.
No Cook Sustainable Sushi
- 1 cup cauliflower – (to be chopped or food processed into small rice like pieces).
- Splash of apple cider vinegar
- 1 carrot
- 1 cucumber
- 1 avocado
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp shredded ginger and/or wasabi)
- Nori sheets (however many the vegetable output can fit)
1. Slice the cucumbers, avocado and carrots into thin even slices.
2. Process the cauliflower in the blender. This will be your “rice”.
3. Lay out the cauliflower rice and added a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (or more to taste).
4. Layer cauliflower rice first, cucumbers, carrots and avocado last.
5. Roll tightly and dab some water at the ends to seal the roll up.
6. Slice carefully and serve with soy sauce with wasabi.
To find out more about sustainable sushi head over to the Seafood Watch website. Take the quiz and test your sushi smarts.
Today is also the perfect opportunity to let you know that our Great Barrier Reef is in trouble.
The Fight For the Reef website explains:
“Shocking – one of the 7 wonders of the natural world is fighting for its life! The Great Barrier Reef is at risk from mega developments along its coast and the governments responsible for this international icon aren’t protecting it.
The Great Barrier Reef was listed as a World Heritage site in 1981 and remains the ONLY site in the world that meets all four Outstanding Universal Value tests.
The World Heritage Committee will meet in Cambodia from June 16-25 and discuss the future of the Reef. We need to send a strong message that it’s time to take leadership and protect this global treasure.”
For more information on the fight for the reef and to sign the petition to save it CLICK HERE.
We would love to hear of any tips or trick you have for making or buying sustainable sushi!
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