If you solemnly swear that you are one of those who is madly in love with eating Salmons, then you are certainly having the right choices in life. In this versatile, heart-friendly, delicate, and finely delicious type of fish, what more could you ask for?
Salmon has always been a classic favorite. Whether it is grilled, smoked, baked, or fried, it will always satisfy a craving taste bud.
Aside from being nutritious, you will never run out of ideas on what to create out of a salmon. You will not waste any skin and flesh because every part is irresistibly good. Even the skin can be transformed into a newly cooked dish.
If you are thinking of a nutritious, practical and at the same time delicious treat for the family, then you might want to try creating your own Salmon Skin Roll.
Why Create a Salmon Roll?
Salmon should be included in your food list if you want to lean on the healthier side of the continuum. Here are some proven benefits that salmon can do for your body.
1. Fully Loaded with Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency predisposes a person to Calcium deficiency too, leading to weaker muscles and bones. By eating Salmon as your regular dose of Vitamin D can help you prevent bone- and muscle-related disorders.
2. Makes You Smarter
Research revealed that Salmon is packed with omega-3, a heart-friendly fat that can improve the brain’s activity, thereby aids in sharpening the memory.
In addition, Selenium and Vitamin A and D are noted to protect the entire nervous system from age-related disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Salmons are also helpful in enhancing the mood, thus preventing you from being depressed.
With its omega-3 component, salmon can prevent the development of hypertension, stroke, and atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries).
5. Smoothens Skin
Eating salmon can help in achieving a youthful skin glow. The carotenoid antioxidants called Astaxanthin provides protection from the harmful free radicals that causes aging.
6. Fights Cancer
As what you have noticed, omega-3 plays a pivotal role in your health. And fortunately, these precious fats can be conveniently be obtained from your favorite salmon! And one of the most significant results showed that salmon, with its omega-3, is considered as a superfood that helps in fighting cancer.
Salmon prolongs your life!
How to Make a Salmon Skin Roll?
Because salmon is known to be versatile, here is a new skin roll version with some Asian twist. Or you can otherwise call it as SalShi-a classic sushi cuisine wrapped with salmon skin.
The roll preparation requires a skin from a smoked or fillet type. Salmon's fat are layered under the skin making it more delicious and best for this preparation. The fat layers will become crispy once you finished cooking.
The pickled mountain burdock is not the same as the carrot. Though they are mistaken to be similar, the burdock is a long orange vegetable which can be bought at Japanese or Asian food stores. But if you cannot find one, carrots will be fine.
Yield: 8 rolls
For the Sushi Rice
- 4 cups Japanese rice
- 5 cups water
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar (In case you can’t find one, here are some substitutes.)
For the Salmon Preparation
- 4 salmon fillets, with skin
- 3 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup All-purpose flour
For the Roll Preparation
- Salmon skin
- 4 (8" x 7") sheets nori or seaweed
- Sushi rice
- 1 piece medium cucumber, peeled and cut into matchsticks-like pieces
- 1 pack pickled mountain burdock or 7 oz. of long carrots
- 1/2 cup Sesame seeds
- Soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Wasabi paste
Preparation of the Sushi Rice
1. Place the rice in a bowl and pour the water.
2. Using your hands, mix the rice and water. Drain most of the water gently. Be careful not to let the rice run off too.
3. Agitate for about 10 times by swishing the rice against the side.
4. Rinse until the water that drains off appears almost clear.
5. Place the rice in a rice cooker. Incorporate water. Cook.
6. Meanwhile, boil the rice vinegar in a saucepan.
7. Add sugar and salt. Stir thoroughly. Set aside and cool to room temperature.
8. Once the rice is cooked, transfer the rice to a mixing bowl. Add the vinegar mixture. Stir.
9. Using a wooden spoon, divide the rice evenly for eight times.
10. Once the rice mixture is cool, it is now ready to be used as sushi rolls.
Preparation of Carrots
1. Peel the carrots and cut into long strips.
2. Boil a pot of water and prepare another bowl of ice water.
3. Drop the carrot strips for about 2 minutes or until it softens.
4. Transfer the strips to the bowl with ice water.
(In case that you luckily found a burdock, you can slice the burdock in half crosswise then slice each piece in half lengthwise.)
Preparation of the Salmon
1. In a medium-sized saucepan, preheat the vegetable oil over 325°.
2. Using a long knife, cut the skin from the salmon fillets. You can leave 1/4 inch of flesh on the skin.
3. Sprinkle some salt, pepper, and flour in the salmon skin.
4. Fry one at a time with the salmon skin side down over a moderately high heat.
5. Turn it once. Cook for about 3 minutes or until it appears brown and crispy.
6. Drain the oil from the salmon skin by placing it on paper towels.
7. Repeat with the rest.
8. Once you finished frying all of them, cut each of them into ¼-inch-wide and 8-inch
Filling and Making the Salmon Rolls
1. Place a nori sheet on a sushi rolling mat, placing the shiny side down.
2. Using moist hands, pat an even layer of 1 cup of rice on the nori. Leave an inch of border around.
3. Season with toasted sesame seeds.
4. If you want, you can spread the wasabi paste across the rice.
5. Top the salmon skin with cucumber strips.
6. Place the carrots on top of the cucumber.
7. Lift over the nearest end of a bamboo mat to tuck the cucumber and the skin into a cylinder.
8. Use the sushi mat to guide you on rolling the skin tightly.
9. Once the rolls are ready, slice first in half and then evenly into single pieces. (To quickly and neatly cut the rolls, use a wet knife.)
10. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
11. Serve with soy sauce as a condiment. If you desired, add some extra ginger or wasabi.
The fusion of salmon and sushi in one tasty dish has finally come to exist! Salmon is not just filled with nutritious components, but it’s also satisfyingly delicious and easy to cook! In case that you also have a unique version on how to cook your favorite salmon skin roll, you can share it here with us! Happy salmon rolling!