A festive dish in their native land, these colorful sushi rolls easily share the limelight with a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres, Japanese and otherwise. They are particularly good with the Japanese Seafood Terrine or the Mussels with Mustard Sauce and Scallions. Or try pairing Mini Plump Rolls with any of the other sushi dishes in this section, such as Tuna, Shrimp, and Salmon Petal Sushi or Peppery Smoked Eel Sushi. Plump Rolls make terrific picnic fare, too, since they can be made hours before eating.
The rolling instructions given here make use of half-sheets of nori seaweed since they are easier to handle when you are first developing your rolling skills. The fillings are typical of the ingredients that the Japanese like to combine into such “plump rolls.”
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