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Recipe : Spicy Salmon Onigiri

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In this video, I will show you how to make Spicy Salmon Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) with using Ichimi togarashi (red chili powder) and Raayu (red chili oil). In this tutorial, I will introduce two kinds spicy salmon onigiri; fresh salmon version and cooked salmon version, and also introduce Japanese set meal ideas and table settings.
Ingredients (6 rice balls) :

600g Japanese rice
Salt & Water, as needed
6 Sheets Nori seaweed

Fresh Salmon version :
100g Salmon fillet
2 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Sesame oil
1 tsp Sake
1/2 Tbsp Raayu *Red chili oil
1 tsp Honey
1/2 tsp Ichimi
1 Tbsp Long onion
1 Tbsp White sesame

Cooked Salmon version :
100g Salmon fillet
5g Salt
2 Tbsp Mayonnaise (*)
1 tsp Soy sauce
1/2 tsp Raayu
1/4 tsp Ichimi
1 Tbsp Long onion *chopped


Directions:

Fresh Salmon version :
1. Cut the fresh salmon into small pieces and then minced them.
2. Put minced salmon in a bowl and add rest of the ingredients, and stir well.
3. Prepare cooked rice, nori seaweed and plastic cellophane before shaping onigiri.
4. Put the rice on the plastic cellophane. Then, make a dent in the middle and put some spicy salmon in it.
5. Add more rice to cover the salmon. Then, wrap with cellophane and form the onigiri to make triangle shape.
6. Sprinkle some salt on the surface of onigiri and roll with nori seaweed.

Cooked Salmon version :
1. Put salt on the surface of salmon and wait for 10 minutes. Then, wipe off the surface with using kitchen paper.
2. Wrap the salmon with aluminum and grill until both sizes get brown color.
3. Open the aluminum from the frying pan. Then, mush it to make salmon flakes and put in a bowl. Cool it down to a room temperature.
4. Prepare the homemade mayonnaise.
5. Add mayonnaise and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl with salmon, and mix all of them.
6. Prepare cooked rice, nori seaweed and plastic cellophane before shaping onigiri.
7. Put the rice on the plastic cellophane. Then, make a dent in the middle and put some spicy salmon in it.
8. Add more rice to cover the salmon. Then, wrap with cellophane and form the onigiri to make triangle shape.
9. Sprinkle some salt on the surface of onigiri and roll with nori seaweed.

YUCa’s Tips:

1. Prepare the salmon for sushi or sashimi.
2. Sprinkle the salt and wipe off the surface of salmon before cooking.
3. Put the proper amount of cooked salmon fillings. 

About Onigiri :

Onigiri (Rice Balls)

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