Salmon avocado sushi

Among the perks of living in Sweden there is cheap salmon found at every grocery store. Maybe not as cheap as I used to find it on a regular basis in neighbouring Norway, but still shamefully cheap compared to other countries. And it comes straight from neighbouring Norway, so it can be considered a local good. Another wonderful thing is that Sweden has been quite engaged in multiculturalization, so a lot of food-related products from different traditions can be foud as easily. In comparison to Italy and Poland, I’m always happy to acknowledge that at my local Swedish supermarket I can find items that elsewhere I would have found only in specialty stores.

Sushi rice, for example. And rice vinegar to season it. Nori seaweed sheets. And well, add good old salmon to your grocery list and an avocado, which is sold year-round, and you can have home-made sushi for lunch after just one quick trip to the store across the street. A cheap alternative could be a sushi kit which contains the amount of rice, vinegar and seaweeds you need for one meal. I bought one on promotion and spent around 7€. I only needed to add one avocado (1€) and a piece of salmon (5€ for a 500 g package, I only used one small fillet, so 1€). When making home-made sushi it is best to use thawed frozen salmon, rather than fresh one, unless one has access to a blast chiller. Thoroughly dried with paper towels after defrosting it will work just fine.

And this is how I made sushi for 2 with less than 10€. (Sushi for 2 means four rolls, for which I used the whole avocado and salmon fillet. The pictures were taken halfway through the preparation, but really there was enough for 2 + some leftovers.)

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(Yes! The soy sauce bowl is a former Ikea candle holder. Love it.)


    1. Eva August 15, 2015 at 06:50

      How strange, considering that Alaska and BC are salmon-territories. But maybe the price is kept high just because, so that this food item will keep a certain prestige. In Norway salmon is cheaper than chicken in certain stores 😀

      1. Mani (A New Life Wandering) August 15, 2015 at 18:40

        Yeah, I live in the Pacific Northwest and you may be right as keeping it at a high cost. It’s cheaper to buy frozen salmon that is not local and has probably been farm raised (which I never buy) instead of fresh and local Pacific NW (which I’d love to buy).
        Cheaper than chicken that’s awesome!

    1. Eva August 23, 2015 at 11:15

      The bowl is a second hand find! And so are the chopsticks! 😀 I love second hand shops here in Sweden!

      1. amylou1117 August 27, 2015 at 21:09

        Oooh yes! I love giving to charity shops and then buying at different ones and you can’t beat a Loppis out here! #bargaincity

        1. Eva August 27, 2015 at 21:25

          Ta Till Vara is my second home! My dad at Myrorna bought a pendulum wall clock for 50 SEK. It needed restoration, but my dad loves to restore clocks. He put it in his suitcase and got it to Italy. Amazing!!!! 😀

          1. Amy Louise August 31, 2015 at 20:58

            Oh wow! That is commitment! Yes I love charity shops/loppises too! #blogposttocome eeek!

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