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Gimbap

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time20 mins

My friend Edward went to work in South Korea for a while, and came back with a lot of interesting foods to try. He set up a cooking night with some Korean friends to make Gimbap, which is similar to sushi rolls. Best served with a lot of soju!

 carrots
 cucumbers
 peppers
 pickled radish
 burdock root
 fish cakes
 imitation crab
 omelette
 canned tuna
 mayonnaise
 perilla leaves (aka shiso)
 short grain rice
 sesame oil
 sushi nori / seaweed sheets
1

Cut raw vegetables cut into strips. Pickled radish and edible burdock root can generally be purchased from Asian grocers already cut into strips.

2

Cut imitation crab meat, sliced and fried fish cakes, and/or a basic omelette cut into strips.

3

Mix canned tuna with a little mayonnaise and finely sliced perilla leaves.

4

Cook short grain white rice and then lightly seasoned with salt and a drizzle of sesame oil just to moisten.

5

Cut the seaweed sheets into sushi sized strips, if needed. Squash a layer of rice on the bottom and then top with whatever you would like in your gimbap. Roll up like a sushi roll!