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Sushi simplified – Cape Fish style

Tired of paying an exorbitant amount every time you crave sushi? It may be time to take matters into your own hands – literally. Making sushi is simple enough to do on a regular basis, fun for the whole family, and also flashy enough to throw together for dinner parties.

Try this simple sushi recipe from BBC Good Food if you want to get the kids involved (or your unsuspecting dinner party guests).

Serves: 6 people – or 4 with leftovers for lunchboxes


Sushi simplified – Cape Fish style


Sushi rice ingredients

  • 300g Sushi rice
  • 100ml Rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp golden castor sugar

Japanase mayonnaise ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tsp soy sauce

Sushi ingredients

  • 25g Bag of seaweed sheets. Choose from the following fillings: cucumber strips, Cape Fish smoked salmon, white crabmeat, our signature fresh yellowfin tuna, red pepper, avocado, spring onion


Pat our some rice.

  • Lay a sheet of seaweed on the mat, shiny-side down. Dip your hands in the vinegar, then pat handfuls of rice on top in a 1cm thick layer, leaving the furthest edge from you clear.

Spread over some Japanese mayonnaise.

  • Use a spoon to spread out a thin layer of this delicious mayo down the middle of the rice.

Add the filling.

  • Get your child to top the mayonnaise with a line of their favourite fillings – our go-to combination is yellowfin tuna and cucumber.

Roll it up.

  • Lift the edge of the mat over the rice, applying a little pressure to keep everything in a tight roll.

Stick down the sides like a stamp.

  • When you get to the edge without any rice, brush with a little water and continue to roll into a tight roll.

Wrap in cling film.

  • Remove the mat and roll tightly in cling film before a grown-up cuts the sushi into thick slices, then unravel the cling film.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!