Messy sushi board

Time to cook: –
Difficulty: –
Servings: Appetizer, 4-6 people


  • 2 cups of sushi rice
  • Splash of rice vinegar
  • Firm fish (any of them you like)
  • Red onions, thinly sliced
  • Cucumber, thinly sliced 
  • 1  tbsp of sesame seeds
  • Zest of an orange
  • Cilantro
  • Paprika 
  • Garlic Salt
  • 2 tbsp of Yuzu (if you can’t find it, fresh lime juice will do)
  • Nori sheets for serving


*Ideas of fun ingredients to add to this dish: pineapple or mango, diced bell peppers, green onions, pomegranate seeds, jalapenos,

**You can find Yuzu in sushi shops and japaneese grocery stores.

How to

The Board

  1. Cook the sushi rice as per the instructions on the package (or even easier with a rice cooker)
  2. When the rice is cooked, add a splash of rice vinegar on it and stir.
  3. Spread on a board (I like using a chopping board for presentation) 
  4. While the rice is cooling, make slices of about ¼ cm with your fish.
  5. Place the fish on the rice when it has cooled down and add all the ingredients you are using on top.
  6. Top off with the sesame seeds, orange zest, paprika and garlic salt. 
  7. Serve with the Nori chips on the side.

 The sauce

  1. 3 tbsp of Yuzu (if you couldn’t find it, use the same amount of lime juice)
  2. 3 tbsp of soya sauce
  3. Juice of half of a lime
  4. Use either as a dipping sauce or pour it directly on the board