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(Serves 4)


600g sushi rice

45ml rice wine vinegar*

15ml castor sugar

5ml salt

4 x 150g salmon fillets

45ml black*and white sesame seeds, toasted

salt and milled black pepper, to taste

1 small cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced

100g edamame
beans, cooked**

45ml pickled ginger*

1 bunch spring onions, thinly sliced at an angle

1 carrot, peeled, cut
into matchsticks

½ small purple cabbage,
finely shredded


80ml creamy mayonnaise
lime wedges


1. Prepare the sushi rice according to the package instructions.

2. While the rice is still warm, stir in the rice wine vinegar, castor sugar and salt and allow to cool to room temperature. Preheat a pan or braai.

3. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Grill for 3–5 minutes per side depending on the thickness, until they’re seared on the outside, but soft and pink
on the inside.
4. Divide the sushi rice among 4 serving bowls and top each with a grilled salmon fillet.

5. Add the remaining ingredients, placing them in colour-blocked groups.

6. Serve at once with the mayonnaise and lime wedges.

COOK’S NOTE* Rice wine vinegar, pickled ginger and black sesame seeds are available at Asian food stores or in large supermarkets. **Sugar snap peas, halved lengthwise make a crisp, green alternative to Edamame beans.