This is a wonderful dish for entertaining—even guests who are new to the pleasures of Japanese food love these bite-size tuna, cooked shrimp, and smoked salmon sushi. And since the dish can be made several hours ahead of your guests’ arrival, it gives you plenty of time to lavish on the presentation. The Japanese often use seasonal motifs in arranging their food, and here the red, pink, and orange-toned sushi resemble spring blossom petals.
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