Sushi has always been my favorite thing to eat. And it inspired this unique dessert.
I know that raw fish isn’t everyone’s speed but this raw dessert is much less controversial. It’s Paleo and vegan. You can even serve it to a raw foodist.
After eating sushi I always want dessert, but the desserts served at Japanese restaurants don’t do it for me.
Motivated by my sweet tooth, I came up with this idea and had so much fun creating it. I felt like a kid at play, or an artist at work as I replaced the traditional elements of a sushi roll with sweet counterparts.
Raw fish was replaced by black figs! Sushi rice became a mix of shredded coconut and coconut cream. Instead of a seaweed wrap I used coconut wraps made from coconut meat, salt and coconut water. I love these versatile wraps that you can use for sweet or savory dishes. You can buy them here.
For the condiments, I replaced pickled ginger with thinly sliced apples and blended fresh green figs to imitate wasabi (without the spice of course).
It was almost too pretty to eat. And I loved how healthy it was, just fruit and coconut.
It’s definitely a conversation piece to serve for a dinner party. And once you buy the wraps and the coconut creme, it’s easy to make. A bamboo sushi mat makes it a breeze to roll the sushi too (they’re not expensive and you can buy them here.) A sushi mat is not necessary, you can figure it out with parchment paper or plastic wrap underneath.
Here’s how to make dessert sushi in 3 easy steps.
And if figs are out of season, you can use the fruit of your choice in the center.
The full recipe with proportions and instructions can be found in my guest post for one of my favorite bloggers, Lauren from Empowered Sustenance.
Have fun making this. I sure did.
Get the full recipe here.