Veganmofo Iron Chef Challenge: Tamago Nigiri Sushi
I know this is picture heavy, but these are so pretty! For this week’s Iron Vegan Chef Challenge (see here) , the item is sushi. Being from Vancouver, I’ve eaten a fair bit of sushi in my life. Something I had every once in awhile in my pre-vegan days was tamago nigiri, which is a piece of sweetened egg omelette on top of a piece of rice. To make the vegan version, I marinated tofu pieces in water, nutritional yeast, and a bit of sugar, then simmered the pieces in that mixture for awhile with a bit of turmeric added, then cooled them in the fridge. The result doesn’t taste exactly like the original–it’s less sweet and less eggy, predictably enough–but I thought that was actually for the best! It made a lot of nice gestures to the original and was quite tasty. One more picture below, mid-prep.