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Shrimp nigiri sushi


Shrimp nigiri is a very easy and delightful nigiri sushi dish, to make it follow the simple steps in the video above, and the detailed instructions below.

What you will need to make shrimp nigiri



Follow the steps below for the full recipe to make shrimp nigiri sushi

shrimp to make nigiri

Step 1 . remove the head of the prawn and add a tooth pick between the belly of the shrimp and where the legs are making shore not to damage the flesh of the shrimp, this will keep it straight while cooking.









how to keep a shrimp for curling up when you cook it to amke shrimp nigiri sushi







shrimp nigiri sushi

Step 2 . Cook the shrimp for 3 min in salty boiling water(add enough salt to make it taste like seawater), the salty water will prevent the loss of protein during the cooking and preserve the flavor.

Once the shrimp is cooked place straight into ice cold water, this will preserve the texture and color of the shrimp.





shrimp in ice bath








peeled shrimp for nigiri sushi

Step 3 . Peel the shrimp and then cut about 1cm  (2/5 inch) off where the head used to be, this cut is just for esthetic purposes.








cooked shrimp for nigiri











cutting shrimp for nigiri sushi








cutting shrimp to make shrimp sushi

 Step 4 . Cut the shrimp on the belly side until you feel a pop, at this point the shrimp should open up like a butter flies wings, do not cut all the way through the shrimp.








shrimp ready to make sushi with







make nigiri by hand

Step 5 . Making the shrimp nigiri, with your right hand pick up some cooked sushi rice (about the size of a quails egg) and softly form it in to an oblong shape. Then with the left hand pick up the shrimp butterfly and add some wasabi with your right hands index finger, now add the rice pressing down with your thumb while supporting the sides of the rice, now flip over the rice and shrimp, firm up the edges and press in the rice ends with your thumb while supporting the nigiri, turn round and press in the other side and you should be done.



prawn nigiri sushi

Step 6 . serve the shrimp nigiri on a plate with some soya sauce and pickled ginger.










shrimp nigiri sushi 2 peices










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