Dini’s divine chicken teriyaki sushi burger
Sometimes, well if I am honest quite often, I find recipes that I save and think “I have to make this”. I can almost taste the flavours when I read the recipe. This means that I have a lot of saved recpies for that one day. Well, it is time for that one day to arrive and one recipe that I knew I had to make was Dini’s The Flavour Bender Teriyaki Sushi burger.
Dini is an amazing cook and the food photography is mouthwatering. You can see her recipe here. I was a bit in a hurry and didn’t have the time to set up the food for proper photos, I will make this again and take my time for the photos. The good news is that it was so delicious I knew I had to share this straight away, Dini, this is brilliant!
I used chicken thighs instead of beef and I did some tiny modifications to the original recipe. I used chilli flakes instead of cayenne pepper and I discovered that all of my nouri shhets got stuck together so none of those! Besides that, follow the recipe to a tee, it is worth it!
Sushi rice is just about the only rice that ever turns out like it should. No matter how I try and what advice I get my rice is never fluff! Sushi rice turns out pretty perfect every time, go figure!
Once cooked I added the black sesame seeds.
The rice was still hot, I should have waited as I burned my hands, silly me, but I managed to get the “buns” done and it was so easy! I wondered why I hadn’t done this before!
Shaped sushi buns
Shape them gently not to break or press thre rice too hard. Heat oil in a pan and pan fry them on each side. I wated a bit of crust and fried them slightly longer than Dini and it was oh so delicious. I added a dollop of wasabi mayo on each bun.
Last I added the teriyaki chicken thigh. The sauce was sweet, hot, salty and delicious. I sliced avocado and picked some lettuce in the garden and the sushi burgers were done.
I knew when I saw the recipe that I would like this but I was wrong. I LOVED it! I was in a bit of a hurry as a couple of friends came by, just for a drink. The sushi rice was still cooking and I wanted to surprise them and this is why I burnt my hands and had to take the pics in a bit of a hurry. I finally brought them out of the kitchen, sat down, and had a drink with them, about 35 minutes later! What can I say? Who wants friends to go home?! Dini, a toast to you for a brilliant recipe!
I love the flavours and I am bringing it to the lovely Angie’s Fiesta Friday. I have been so busy I have even missed this! She has two fabulous co hosts, Effie, Food Daydreaming who brought us a delicious sounding potato salad and the always inspirational Steffi, Ginger & Bread.