An important part of the scientific process is the reproduction of experiments. When one scientist gets a particular result, it is that scientist’s job to describe the process they used to achieve it. Then other scientists can do the same experiment and confirm that indeed they witness the same phenomenon that the first scientist claims to have discovered.
Here I am providing a service in the same vein, but for the benefit of the culinary rather than the scientific community. (Huibregtse, 2017) describes a “healthy” sushi pizza with a rice crust and fish toppings. Whether a dish based heavily on short-grain rice can be considered healthy is outside the scope of this work.
I collected the sashimi-grade fish from “toyo shokuhin & gift shop” in Raleigh. The proprietor was not there when I arrived. As I was trying to decipher the fish options, I heard rhythmic popping noises behind me. I listened to them as they made their way from the back of the store to the counter, and when I went to the counter I saw she was popping a strip of bubble wrap one bubble at a time. When I bought the food she asked me what I was making. I told her “sushi pizza” and showed her a picture. She asked if I was having a party, and I said, no just a date. She took out a Sapporo beer can and handed it to me. I said “for the date?” and she said “this is a reward for spending $70.”
I added tamago (japanese omelette) to the toppings, and cut the nori more thickly than Huibregtse.
A few tips to get the most out of your sushi pizza:
Go light on the rice – we couldn’t eat much pizza because I’d packed so much rice into the crust, and we ended up with lots of extra toppings that we had to find other uses for or just eat sashimi-style.
Consider making a thin-crust sushi pizza and splitting the same amount of rice over two pizzas.
Use scissors on the nori, and don’t expect to need more than a sheet or two. We have so much leftover nori it’s a relief that it will last longer than the fish.
Conclusions and Future Work
Sushi pizza is a promising alternative to traditional sushi. It has the limitation that it can lead to an excess of rice in comparison to the other ingredients, but as we discuss in the Discussion section this may be ameliorated through simple experimentation.
Huibregtse, Kelly (January 5th, 2017) Recipe Makeover: Healthy Sushi Pizza retrieved from https://asideofsweet.com/make-healthy-sushi-pizza-recipe/