Ikura Temaki (Salmon Roe Handroll)
Ikura Temaki Recipe
For best results, use a wooden spoon when scooping and serving the fish roe. Metal spoon and utensils may affect the taste of the roe.
- Lay one sheet of cut nori, smooth (shiny) side down, on the work surface. Place sushi rice (about 2 tbsp) in the position diagonally at the left side of the nori. Flatten the rice slightly with your hand or the back of a spoon.
- Arrange 1 tbsp salmon roe and a small handful of radish sprouts diagonally on the rice (see photo here).
- Fold in the bottom left corner of the nori and roll until the nori forms a cone shape that holds all the fillings. Once the cone is formed, you may like to top up with a bit more roe. Secure the edge of the nori with sushi rice. Refer to this post for step-by-step temaki folding photos. Serve with takuan and miso soup, if desired.
Noob Cook Tip
Ensure the nori sheets are fresh and crisp by only opening the packet when it is needed. Do not leave the nori sheets exposed for hours. Store leftover nori tightly sealed in the freezer.