Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lichen Roll

I recently came up with another dish featuring both fungi and algae. Inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine, I call my creation the 'Lichen Roll.'  It's basically a standard sushi roll (wrapped in seaweed, the algae), but stuffed with Shiitake mushrooms (the fungi).  

After putting down the rice on the seaweed, I added the mushrooms.

After also adding crab (optional), I rolled it all up tightly.

The roll was sliced and served with ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce on the side.

Let me know if you try the Lichen Roll any time soon... and don't forget to savor the flavor of fungal/algal symbiosis in your mouth!

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