Nothing shouts Halloween more than coffin-shaped sushi, now does it! This dastardly design from leading Japanese food company www.yutaka.co is so easy to make that anyone can create their own sushi cemetery with just a few simple ingredients.
Spooky Sushi Coffins
125g Yutaka Sushi Rice
1½ tbs Yutaka Rice Vinegar
1 tbs sugar
½ tsp salt
Yutaka Black Sesame Seeds
Yutaka Nori sheets
Tube of Yutaka Wasabi Paste
Rinse 125g sushi rice in a bowl of water, drain and repeat at least 4 times before draining rice with a sieve. Put 165ml water together with the washed rice into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on. Turn off the heat and leave to stand for 25-30 mins without opening the lid.
Mix the rice vinegar, sugar and salt together and fold into the cooked sushi rice after it has cooled down.
With wet hands, form the sushi rice into 6 coffin shapes and leave set in the fridge overnight.
Sprinkle black sesame seeds liberally onto a plate and gently press the side and base of each chilled coffin into the seeds until completely covered. Place a dob of wasabi paste on the top of each coffin and cover with piece of smoked salmon. Then cut out the coffin lids using a nori sheet and place on top of each one.
You can make a small hand out of a piece of parsnip or sugar icing to add a touch of authenticity.