Roy's Lakanilau Sushi Roll

An appetizer that's sure to impress your guests!



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3eachsushi nori sheets
10eachaspargus, blanched
1eachavocado, sliced
3Ouncesukiyaki beef, thin sliced
 Eachblack and white sesame seeds, toasted, as needed
3Cupsushi rice
 Eachsalt and pepper, to taste

Cat's Lakanilau Sauce

1⁄3Cupblack and white sesame seeds, toasted
1Cupshiro miso
1TeaspoonSambal Oelek
1⁄2Tablespoonsoy sauce
1⁄2eachlemon, juiced and strained

Snow Crab Mix

3⁄4Cupsnow crab or good quality jumbo lump crab meat
2Teaspoontobiko caviar
2Tablespoonscallions, finely diced
1⁄2Teaspoonlemon juice
 Eachsalt and pepper, to taste


  1. Season beef with salt and pepper.

Cat's Lakanilau Sauce

  1. Ground sesame seeds in a blender until powder consistency is reached.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine sesame seeds, shiro miso, sambal oelek, soy sauce, mayonnaise and lemon juice.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Adjust ingredients to taste and to desired consistency.
  5. Thin with rice wine vinegar if needed.

Snow Crab Mix

  1. Squeeze all excess water out of crab and combine with ingredients.
  2. Consistency should be creamy, but not too wet.

Sushi Roll Assembly

  1. Place half sheet of nori horizontally in front of you.
  2. Cover nori with sushi rice and turn over.
  3. Place 1 oz. crab mix, 2 asparagus and 2 slices avocado down the center and roll.
  4. Top sushi roll with seasoned beef.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Shape each roll and cut into 8 pieces.
  7. Uncover the sushi and sear top of beef with propane torch till medium- medium rare.
  8. Sauce the top of the roll with Lakanilau sauce.
  9. Garnish with sesame seeds.


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