So I had to act on it this weekend. I really just used the inspiration from the Wasabi Dip recipe, and kind of did my own thing. I knew I wanted to add some of my favorite aspects of sushi into my version. It turned out to be amazingly delicious - I love having an option for sushi at home that doesn't involve having to make the rolls (which I'm terrible at). I also like having the option to lighten it up a little bit...you'll see that I used some ingredients that would kind of trim the calories. I thought I would share the recipe with y'all today!
Loaded Sushi Dip
1 8oz block fat free cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup Wasabi Sauce
1 pack imitation crab meat (Really any meat you like in sushi could be used...sushi-grade tuna, smoked salmon, or shrimp would also be great options!)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 carrots, peeled
1/2 cucumber, peeled
1/2 cup tempura flakes (I made my own...see recipe below.)
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup Sriracha
1 pack Rice Crackers (In the international food aisle.)
Layer 1: Mix together cream cheese and 1/4 cup soy sauce.
Layer 2: Spread Wasabi Sauce over cream cheese mixture.
Layer 3: Spread crab meat over Wasabi Sauce. (You might want to chop finely before layering...I left mine in chunks, and I think the texture would have been a little better chopped.)
Layer 4: Smash avocados in a bowl and mix in lemon juice & 2 tbsp soy sauce.
Layer 5: Shred carrots (using a grater or vegetable peeler) and layer over avocados.
Layer 6: Shred cucumber (using a vegetable peeler) and pat some of the moisture out with a paper towel. Layer over carrots.
Layer 7: Layer tempura flakes over cucumber. If making your own tempura flakes...
-Mix together 4oz beer, 1/2 cup flour, and 1 tbsp soy sauce.
-Heat about 2" of oil in a sauté pan.
-When oil is hot, drizzle in batter with a fork. Fry until golden brown and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. (You may have to do this in several batches.)
-Pulse tempura pieces in a food processor until smooth. (I didn't do this part and wish I had - it would have made the tempura more "sushi-like," if that makes sense.)
Layer 8: Mix together mayo and Sriracha and drizzle over top of tempura flakes.
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