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Cucumber Wrapped Sushi きゅうりの軍艦巻き

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While everyone is busy planning and making holiday meals and baked goods, I decided to get a head start on Japanese New Year special meals.

I know it sounds crazy since it’s not even Christmas yet!  But in Japan we don’t generally get together with family and relatives for Christmas, but instead we get together on New Years Day or the first few days of New Years.

I was actually surprised to receive many requests for traditional New Years food recipes from the readers because I was never been a big fan of Osechi Ryori (Traditional Japanese New Years Meal, お節料理) while growing up in Japan.  I only have a few favorite dishes like Sweet Rolled Omelet (Datemaki 伊達巻) and Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Candied Chestnuts (Kurikinton 栗きんとん) but I mostly look forward to my mom’s Saikyo Miso O-zoni (Kyoto-style shiro miso soup for New Years 西京味噌のお雑煮).

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Since Christmas or New Year’s Eve is not here yet, I decided to share these Cucumber Wrapped Sushi that could be served as appetizer for your holiday party or any get together.  This type of sushi is called Gunkan or Gunkan Maki in Japanese.

Cucumber Wrapped Sushi | JustOneCookbook.com Gunkan (軍艦) meas “battleship” in Japanese, and the name comes from its oval shape.  Typically, gunkan sushi are wrapped around with nori seaweed and has toppings like salmon roe (ikura), sea urchin (uni), and broiled eel (unagi) on them.  But today I used thinly sliced cucumber to wrap around.

Once rice (or sushi rice) is cooked, you can quickly assemble the sushi right before you serve.  If you don’t eat raw fish, you can substitute with smoked salmon or simply create your own!

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Making sushi rolls like California Rolls may take a bit of practice, but this gunkan sushi is very easy to make.  If you like other pretty sushi, you might be interested in Temari Sushi (picture below) as well.  I hope you try making sushi this holiday season!

Temari Sushi

Cucumber Wrapped Sushi Recipe
 
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Serves: 15-20 Cucumber Wrapped Sushi
Ingredients
  • 2 Japanese/Persian/English cucumbers
  • 3-4 cups sushi rice (vinegared rice) or regular Japanese steamed rice. (Read How To Make Sushi Rice).
Toppings of your choice
  • 4 oz Sashimi grade salmon
  • 4 oz Sashimi grade yellowtail
  • 4 oz Sashimi grade tuna
  • 4 Tbsp. salmon roe
  • 10 shrimp (amaebi)
Garnish
  • 10 shiso leaves
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 lemon
  • Daikon radish sprouts (Kaiware Daikon) for garnish
What you will need:
  • 1 round cookie cutter (I used one with 1¾ inch (4.5 cm) diameter)
Instructions
  1. Slice the cucumber with peeler to make long thin strips.
  2. Place shiso leaves on a serving platter and put the cookie cutter on top of a shiso leaf. Stuff sushi rice into the cookie cutter about half way and remove the cutter gently. Roll the sushi cylinder with one strip of cucumber slice to measure the circumference of the circle.
  3. Make slits at the end of cucumber slice with knife as you see below. Now you can interlock the strip around the rice.
  4. Fill in the cucumber wrapped sushi with your favorite toppings. Here I diced tuna and lightly marinade the tuna with scallion, soy sauce and sesame oil. Place the tuna mixture in the cucumber cup.
  5. For shrimp (amaebi), I place a couple pieces from outer edges to center in the cucumber cup, so it looks like a flower.
  6. Slice the sashimi-grade fish perpendicular to the muscle (the white line you see in the fish) and place a few slices in the cucumber cup.
  7. Garnish with lemon and Daikon radish sprouts. Serve immediately.
Notes
Inspired by my blogger friend Akemi-san of Nippon Nin who recently made cucumber wrapped sushi on her blog.

Total time is not including the time spent for preparing fish or steamed rice/sushi rice.

Please understand the amount of ingredients are rough estimate.

All the sashimi-grade fish and seafood are from a local Japanese supermarket.

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Itadakimasu!

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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy December 20, 2012, 11:38 am

    The sushi looks sooo pretty & yummy Nami. And super healthy at the same time. Its rare that you get such a combo in a single dish. I love how neatly you rolled it all up.
    Its been ages since I landed on your page. So digging your posts. Hope you are keeping well & warm!

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  • Lee G December 20, 2012, 11:56 am

    Hey Nami. That looks wonderful. I had some sushi similar to your this summer. It was delightful. You also make it look so easy. I hope it is!

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    • Nami December 21, 2012, 1:59 pm

      Compared to sushi rolls, this is definitely easy to make, especially we use a cookie cutter. Thank you for your feedback! :)

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  • Ramona December 20, 2012, 12:11 pm

    These sushi are simply stunning. I love the idea of using cucumber as the wrap. Really fantastic and fresh. :)

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  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen December 20, 2012, 12:15 pm

    What beautiful sushi creations! You are just amazing, Nami. I think these sushi look so spectacular, better than anything I’ve ever had. We have a sushi making kit at home and I do have all the ingredients you mentioned, so this is a great appetizer idea for any time. I did try your Hamburger Steak and we had it last night. I’ll share that with you later. Thanks for taking the time to share this cucumber wrapped sushi, Nami! Enjoy the holidays.

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  • john@kitchenriffs December 20, 2012, 12:31 pm

    Terrific looking sushi! And the photos are outstanding. The Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Candied Chestnuts sounds really interesting – I hope you plan to post that recipe sometime! Anyway, good sushi, good post – thanks so much.

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  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz December 20, 2012, 12:32 pm

    Nami these cucumber sushi rolls and so elegant and your presentation is spectacular. And they are so much easier to make then rolled sushi. That would blow away guests.

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  • gloria December 20, 2012, 12:33 pm

    Just beautiful nami, have a wonderful and happy Christmas!!

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  • A_Boleyn December 20, 2012, 12:42 pm

    Nami, I’ve never seen such elegant pieces of sushi. They’re like jewels presented on a platter. You don’t want to spoil the perfection by actually eating them but oh, I bet they’re delicious. :)

    Happy Holidays

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  • Candice December 20, 2012, 12:59 pm

    Nami, the sushi looks so yummy and pretty. It’s like food art. =)

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    • Nami December 21, 2012, 2:01 pm

      Thank you, Candice! I didn’t do much, it’s all from beautiful color of the food! ;)

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  • Lynna December 20, 2012, 1:02 pm

    Wow. These look so beautiful and fancy! Looking at this and comparing it to American holiday foods, this is so healthy! I can`t wait to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family as well!

    Hope your holiday has been good so far, Nami! :)

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  • Skinnysimplerecipes December 20, 2012, 1:07 pm

    These cucumber wrapped sushi looks amazing. So colorful and so neat…you’re a real pro. Meriem

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking December 20, 2012, 1:08 pm

    Nami this is such a beautifully made that I am looking at your pictures and just wishing to have your gankan maki right now. Stunning photography, you did fantastic job!!!!!

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  • Rhonda (@diningalone) December 20, 2012, 1:09 pm

    Those look too pretty to eat! I can’t believe how nice that fish looks, what great quality!

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  • Hotly Spiced December 20, 2012, 1:23 pm

    You always present food so well. I love the colours in these. Lovely to hear about the traditions of Japanese New Year xx

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  • Eri December 20, 2012, 1:31 pm

    What can I say, it;sw just amazing I just love it!
    Enjoy the holiday season Nami!

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  • Mr. Three-Cookies December 20, 2012, 1:43 pm

    Looks really good, really creative to use cucumber

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  • albertocook December 20, 2012, 1:51 pm

    delicious!!!!

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  • Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers December 20, 2012, 2:01 pm

    I still remember the time I discovered your blog. I saw the picture of your temari sushi in tastespotting or foodgawker and I couldn’t stop feeling amazed at how beautiful they were! These new sushi you did are absolutely beautiful. Japanese cuisine is really a special kind of gastronomic adventure. Thanks for sharing Nami! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  • Patty December 20, 2012, 2:12 pm

    Hi Nami! Your sushi platters are drop dead gorgeous, I’m in love with the brightness and the beauty of all the sushi. You’ve created one remarkable post here-now I’m craving sushi;-)

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  • Martyna@WholesomeCook December 20, 2012, 2:37 pm

    Wow, they look super cute Nami. I like The idea of cucumber wrapping especially since Christmas = summer here!

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  • My Kitchen Stories December 20, 2012, 2:38 pm

    Nami , these are beautiful and a great idea. There is a bit of a lull before the get togethers in Japan then . Have a great new year !

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  • Jill @ MadAboutMacarons December 20, 2012, 3:12 pm

    Nami, your life certainly sounds far more zen than ours! These look wonderful, healthy and colourful. Great way to start 2013 on a fresh note. Happy holidays to you, Nami, and looking forward to many more of your fabulous recipes, photos and joie de vivre! Jill xo

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  • Belinda @zomppa December 20, 2012, 3:31 pm

    What beautiful sushi!! What a way this would be to ring in the new year.

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  • Sandra December 20, 2012, 3:35 pm

    This is so festive and it looks perfect. My husband would flip if I made this. Maybe I will surprise him for his birthday.

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  • Dumpling Love December 20, 2012, 3:47 pm

    These are so adorable, Nami! I love it…I wish I could reach into the screen and grab the plate! haha. Love the idea of using cucumber – sometimes the nori gets a bit soggy, especially with the sashimi and tobiko fillings. Thanks for sharing, and beautiful photos! Hope you have a fantastic Christmas and that the new year brings you and your family the best of health, happiness, love and success!!

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  • Mel December 20, 2012, 3:47 pm

    Oh, it look so elegantly made and made into so many varieties to choose from. Oh…i cant choose which one to take first…. I admire you

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  • Tamara Smith December 20, 2012, 6:14 pm

    Beautiful!

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    • Nami December 21, 2012, 2:14 pm

      Thank you Tamara! :)

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 20, 2012, 6:25 pm

    Your sushi is so beautiful, Nami! Like little works of art!

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  • Baby Sumo December 20, 2012, 6:43 pm

    Wow Nami, so pretty! This will be a great way to start the New Year for sure.

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  • hui December 20, 2012, 6:51 pm

    what a feast for the senses! ^^ i love what i see.. the colors, the presentation.. they’re gorgeous, nami! so elegant and classy.. they must taste fabulous too ^^! i’m drooling over here! ^^

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  • Joan Nova December 20, 2012, 6:58 pm

    These are beautiful! And they seem easier to make than rolling traditional sushi.

    Happy holidays!

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  • nipponnin December 20, 2012, 7:13 pm

    Thank you for the link. Yours look so much better than mine. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  • Mich Piece of Cake December 20, 2012, 8:04 pm

    I have never come across any sushi that is wrapped in cucumbers. It’s a great idea and will try it next time.

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  • Vicki Bensinger December 20, 2012, 8:21 pm

    This is beautiful Nami. I love that you’ve wrapped it in a cucumber – bright and refreshing. I will have to try this next time I make sushi. Thank you for the idea.

    Happy Holidays!

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  • Eha December 20, 2012, 8:22 pm

    Oh, Namiko-san, I have not seen anything a beautifully appetizing and healthy and happy to eat all year! I have never been a huge Christmas person, but love the experience of New Year! May the whole holiday period be a safe, happy and fulfilled one for your whole family and may the New Year shine more than bright! Thanks you for the wonderful learning experience :) !

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    • Nami December 21, 2012, 2:17 pm

      Hi Eha! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I’m really thankful that you follow my blog and share your stories with us. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  • Priscilla@ShesCookin December 20, 2012, 8:34 pm

    Absolutely stunning and a lovely guilt-less appetizer for the holidays or any time! Chloe is home from Japan, and contrary to popular belief, she did not eat a lot of sushi because it is SO expensive! Between your beautiful photos and watching “Jiro Loves Sushi” last night, I think we’re going to have a sushi making night this coming week! Happy holidays to you and your family, Nami!

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  • tigerfish December 20, 2012, 9:34 pm

    I cannot bear to eat them! Too beautiful, clean and neat! I agree with some of the comments that you make it look so easy. It won’t be easy for me.

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  • wok with ray December 20, 2012, 9:36 pm

    Oh my goodness these sushi look soooo beautiful! Looks like I am staring at beautiful precious gems. That is one nice presentation, Nami! Have a good weekend! :)

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  • kat December 20, 2012, 11:47 pm

    so colorful! happy holidays!

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  • Kim December 21, 2012, 12:50 am

    Beautiful pics! I always wondered how to slice the cucumber so thinly! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Nami December 21, 2012, 2:22 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Kim! :)

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  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 21, 2012, 1:08 am

    I like the cucumber wrapped sushi, what a nice fresh taste it must bring.

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  • nonik December 21, 2012, 1:36 am

    Nami-san….oishii yo….tabetai….:))

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    • Nami December 21, 2012, 2:24 pm

      Hi nonik! Arigato! :)

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  • kristen December 21, 2012, 3:07 am

    Nami they r really beautiful….. too beautiful to eat, would make great gifts. Wish i was as talented as you.

    Merry Christmas

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    • Nami December 21, 2012, 2:26 pm

      Hi Kristen! Thank you for your kind comment. You’d be surprised how easily this sushi can be made. I should have made a video! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  • Gourmantine December 21, 2012, 3:13 am

    Nami, this is fantastic! We have just been thinking of having a “private” Christmas for us 2 tomorrow before the holiday marathon kicks in with sushi, but I’d love to try your version here :)

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  • Tiffany December 21, 2012, 6:50 am

    Your food is so artistic!

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  • The Café Sucré Farine December 21, 2012, 7:01 am

    Nami, these are gorgeous, they look like a wonderful gift box that has just been opened. Your presentation is just lovely and they look delish!

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  • Mi Vida en un Dulce December 21, 2012, 7:11 am

    It’s really more easy to shape them. And I love the color and the fresh look.
    Happy Holidays…!!!

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  • Kristy December 21, 2012, 8:18 am

    Holy cow Nami! Your sushi looks FANTASTIC! There is no way I could pull something that beautiful off. It looks absolutely stunning. Better than the stuff I get at my favorite sushi place. :) I like the idea of the cucumber rolls. They look fresh and healthy for the New Year. Plus we always like to make sushi for New Year’s Eve.

    On a side note, I made your sesame cookies last weekend. They were a hit this week at home and the office!

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    • Nami December 21, 2012, 2:27 pm

      Hi Kristy! Thank you so much for making the Sesame Cookies! So happy to hear your family and your coworkers enjoyed the cookies. :) Thank you for letting me know! :) xoxo

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  • Daniela December 21, 2012, 8:48 am

    Hi Nami,
    these Sushi look so amazing and what a nice change after eating too many Christmas cookies:)
    The presentation is very elegant too. What are these pretty leaves you placed the Sushi on? They look very stylish.

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  • Linda | The Urban Mrs December 21, 2012, 10:06 am

    Sooo pretty! and looks very refreshing. I think I won’t be able to enjoy this since they look too beautiful to eat. I love how Japanese always take pride in their attention to details. Wonderful!

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  • Hannah December 21, 2012, 10:46 am

    We adore sushi and I was just thinking it would be fun to make at home over the winter break. Thank you for sharing your beautiful recipe and techniques, Nami! This is some of the prettiest sushi I’ve seen and looks incredible.

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  • yummychunklet December 21, 2012, 11:03 am

    What a great way to wrap sushi! Yum!

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  • Reese@SeasonwithSpice December 21, 2012, 11:58 am

    Regardless the holiday traditions, I think these cucumber wrapped sushi make a gorgeous and drool-worthy presence at the party table. Love how festive and bright you have presented them. We haven’t had a chance to throw our own parties for this year, but I am looking forward for next year:) It will be spread of world flavors, including sushi like yours! Happy holidays and here’s wishing you, Shen & the kids a wonderful time together!

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  • Ashley - Baker by Nature December 21, 2012, 1:00 pm

    SUSHI! Oh, Nami… you are so talented! I wish I could make sushi… maybe one day!

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  • melonpan December 22, 2012, 1:37 am

    wow wow wow ich könnte das jetzt glatt alles essen, da läuft mir ja das Wasser im Munde zusammen. Das sieht soooooo köstlich aus, und klasse Fotos!!!

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  • Orchidea December 22, 2012, 5:16 am

    Oh my God!!! You gunkan maki look amazing! I have a friend from U.S. who is actually half JApanese and she talked me hot to make sushi… but this I ahve never seen, it is so beutiful with all the colors and makes me want to eat it! I would really like to try. We are soon off to my husband family for celebratign Christmas this yaer… so looking forward to it.
    Buon Natale (Merry Christmas)!
    Ciao.

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  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie December 22, 2012, 1:29 pm

    I just adore the art of Japanese food and all the intricate styling. Now this is a wonderful New Years meal. Thanks for sharing Nami & happy holidays!

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  • Lyndsey @TheTinySkillet December 22, 2012, 2:22 pm

    What a beautiful presentation. We don’t have family near us at the holidays, so if I made this itwould be for friends and immediate family. We spend Christmas with our friends from South Africa each year, since they don’t have family around either. it’s like a fusion Christmas a little bit of every one’s traditions and a bite of what we created together. I would like to be at a Japanese New Year celebration!

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  • Amy (Savory Moments) December 22, 2012, 4:06 pm

    Wow! Your sushi looks beautiful – prettier than in a restaurant. I’d love to try them all!

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  • mjskit December 22, 2012, 6:41 pm

    What a great idea for New Years! After all of the overeating during the holidays, I usually like to go light for New years eve. I usually make black-eyed peas and cornbread for New years day. I love the idea of wrapping the round sushi with cucumber! Aside from being tasty and healthy, they are also so very pretty! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday and New year celebration!!! See you next year!

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  • The Squishy Monster December 22, 2012, 10:15 pm

    Brilliant! I love the light feel of these and great refreshing crunch from the wrap =) Merry Christmas, Nami!

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  • Yuri December 22, 2012, 11:57 pm

    なみさん、こんにちわ~。ブログへなかなかお邪魔できなくてごめんね!IGでいつもおいしそうなレシピを見ていたけれど、やっぱりブログは迫力が違う~。コンピューターも直したし、少し落ち着いてきたし、そろそろそろ私もブログ再開への道をたどろうかな♪

    きゅうりで巻くって斬新なアイデアだね!ありそうでなかった感じ。これだったらのりが苦手な人もお手軽に食べられそうだし、色もきれい。お正月とかパーティーとか、人が集まるときにサーブするのが似合いそうなカラフルおすし♪

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  • Alessandra December 23, 2012, 12:03 am

    Looks so pretty!

    Merry Xmas Nami, I hope that you will have a great time!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  • Raymund December 23, 2012, 12:09 am

    You really a Sushi expert, look at those!
    Anyways have a Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  • Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen December 23, 2012, 1:20 pm

    Nami, these are so unbelieveably pretty! They are like a little plate of jewels. I’d much rather these dainty savouries than chocolate. Wonderful, delicious photos too.

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  • ChopinandMysaucepan December 23, 2012, 3:44 pm

    Dear Nami,

    I’m dead serious your sushi would put many Japanese restaurants to shame. Your selection and presentation is absolutely stunning. Now we’re off to the sydney fish markets to get our load of seafood for Christmas. Wishing you, Shen and your family a very merry Christmas and here’s to more of your delicious recipes for 2013!

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  • Magic of Spice December 23, 2012, 3:49 pm

    This are simply gorgeous…wow!
    Happy Holidays sweetie!

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  • Karen (Back Road Journal) December 24, 2012, 5:33 am

    Absolutely beautiful presentations…they would be perfect to ring in the new year.

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  • Evelyn December 24, 2012, 10:05 am

    Nami, your sushi looks so beautiful and yummy!

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen December 24, 2012, 10:38 am

    This cucumber wrapped sushi is so good-looking and, I’m sure, so good tasting, too :)
    Have a great Christmas

    Giulia

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  • Serena December 24, 2012, 5:47 pm

    Brava Nami! Happy Christmas from Milan too!

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    • Nami December 26, 2012, 10:52 am

      Thank you Serena! Happy Holidays to you from San Francisco! :)

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  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover December 25, 2012, 2:46 am

    Beautiful cucumber sushi and must be tasted refreshing. Have a blessed Christmas!

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  • Fern @ To Food with Love December 25, 2012, 4:59 am

    You always make the prettiest looking food, too pretty to be eaten :)
    Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and looking forward to more of your recipes next year :)

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  • Jen @ Savory Simple December 25, 2012, 6:27 am

    These rolls are gorgeous. The salmon caviar is calling my name!

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  • Lori Lynn December 25, 2012, 11:43 am

    Oh Nami! This is my favorite post, bar none! It is beautiful and festive. And so interesting how it is put together with the little slits in the cucumber. I adore this. It sounds so delicious and refreshing too. Thank you!
    Wishing you and your adorable family a very merry and special Christmas and a New Year that is full of happiness and joy.
    Your friend,
    Lori Lynn

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  • Yelena December 25, 2012, 6:14 pm

    Nami, it is soo beautiful, sushi is my favorite food. I would eat sushi on my last day on Earth -)) You did an amazing job here. I wish you the best in New Year, I hope you have wonderful holidays. Thank you for your friendship. Many hugs from me!

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  • Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings December 25, 2012, 11:18 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh! The most beautiful sushi I’ve seen! You make great food all the time – very pretty! And you make it look so easy…I don’t think I have the perfect touch to make such dainty sushi art. In fact, I have very shaky hands, so it will take many, many practices to even come close to this level.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Nami!

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  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb December 26, 2012, 6:32 am

    Your culture is notorious for pretty foods and your cucumber sushis are no exception. I want them all now! =D

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  • Sissi December 26, 2012, 6:45 am

    Nami, I am so sorry to come so late! I might have impressed my family if I had served such elegant and original maki for Christmas! I will certainly prepare these soon and let you know how they tasted (maybe New Year’s Eve???). I also suppose they would please all those Europeans who hate nori… Your photos make it seem so easy and I do have the necessary circles to form the rolls too! I am impatient to end all the leftover food from Christmas and start playing with these cute maki.

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  • Denise Browning December 26, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Hi, Nami! Just to let you know this dish made the list of the 25 mouthwatering dishes from different blogs in From Brazil To You…Cheers!

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  • Swee San @ The Sweet Spot December 26, 2012, 8:57 pm

    wow! gorgeous!! would love to make this!

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  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 27, 2012, 3:44 pm

    Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous! And so perfect for NYE. But is it bad that I want to make this for myself so I don’t have to share with friends? :)

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  • Christine @ Cooking Crusade December 28, 2012, 11:23 pm

    Love the styling and props in this shoot! This is a wonderful alternative to those who don’t like seaweed much :D They look so pretty!

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  • Andrea December 30, 2012, 11:17 am

    Nami, absolutely fantastic looking sushi – I think with all your wonderful instructions and step-by-step explanations, even I could be able to manage to prepare some sushi. Sushi wrapped in thin cucumber slices looks wonderful and different! I really love all of the pictures that you took, they look amazing! And the recipe does indeed look like the perfect appetizer for the holidays or any other get-together during the year!

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  • Nic@diningwithastud January 2, 2013, 4:38 pm

    A friend of mine loves sushi but doesnt like the seaweed so these are perfect for him :D Nami I hope you had a Merry Chirstmas and Happy New Year!! xo

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  • faithy January 2, 2013, 7:40 pm

    Wow! These look restaurant worthy!! I could eat this entire month on a daily basis! Yummy! Your family is so fortunate to have you cook for them everyday!

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  • Emily January 3, 2013, 7:47 am

    Those look amazing! After reading your post, I was so thrilled to find one cucumber left in the fridge and ran off to start making them! Surprisingly, they were really easy to make! I didn’t have any fish or meat for toppings, but I used diced mangos topped with caviar! It was delicious! I remember eating something similar at a Japanese restaurant once (mango + salmon) and felt so happy to be able to actually make these! :D

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    • Nami January 3, 2013, 10:43 pm

      Hi Emily! I’m SO happy to hear you made the cucumber wrapped sushi right away! Yay! And I LOVE the idea of diced mangoes with caviar… now that’s a nice dish! Thanks for trying this recipe Emily! :)

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  • amelia from z tasty life January 7, 2013, 3:35 pm

    brilliant… and oh so beautiful, elegant and tasty. Just brilliant!

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  • Tunazzina Abedin January 14, 2013, 7:14 am

    Your pictures are amazing and I am definitely going to have to try making these!

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  • Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania February 17, 2014, 5:39 am

    OH MY! Nami, this looks so delicious…fresh, juicy and full of flavours!! YUMMMMMMMMM!

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