Sushi rice bowls with salmon

Serves: 4
Course: Main Course
Cooking Time: 0 hr 30 mins
  • 4tbsp soy sauce
  • 4tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1tsp grated ginger
  • 4-6 salmon darnes
  • 400g sushi rice
  • 400ml water
  • 65ml vinegar
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 1tsp salt
  • To serve:
  • Sesame seeds
  • Avocado slices
  • Cooked greens

1 Mix the soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar and ginger together. Pour the marinade over the salmon darnes. Set aside.

2 Rinse the rice well in a sieve over the sink until the water is no longer cloudy. Add to a pan with 400ml water. Bring to the boil, then lower to a simmer. Leave to cook until the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked.

3 Gently warm the vinegar and pour into a jar, add the sugar and salt and shake until dissolved. Set aside.

4 Once the rice is cooked transfer it to a large, wide serving dish and drizzle over the seasoned vinegar. Use a spatula to fold the rice and mix. Avoid squashing or pressing the rice so that it doesn't clump together. Cover with a damp tea towel to cool or a lid to keep warm. I usually serve it warm.

5 Place a non-stick pan over a high heat. Add 1tbsp olive oil and place the salmon darnes on the pan skin-side down. Baste the salmon with the marinade and leave to cook for three minutes each side until cooked through.

6 Divide the rice between the bowls and top with a piece of salmon. Pour over any of the cooking sauce and scatter with sesame seeds.

Lilly Higgins

Lilly Higgins

Lilly Higgins, a contributor to The Irish Times, is a food writer