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Takeshi Hosoda's Sweet Potato Roll

This week, Takeshi Hosoda of Radio Cafe has dished on shokunin, sexy sushi and sharp knives. Today, he shares a new addition to the Radio Cafe menu, his sweet potato sushi roll.

Here's how it's done...

4 oz Sushi Rice
1 Nori (seaweed sheet)
1 oz Tempura Flakes ("crunch")
2 oz Sweet Potato (cooked, mashed, and warm)
¼ Avocado
1.5 tbsp Japanese BBQ Sauce
2 tsp Sesame Seeds


1. Place the nori sheet on a plastic-wrapped bamboo rolling mat (makisu).
2. Spread the sushi rice on the sheet, and flip the sides.
3. Place the warm mashed potato and "crunch" in the middle of the sheet. Roll with makisu.
4. Thinly slice the avocado and place it on top of the roll. Make sure it covers the entire top surface of the roll.
5. Place the plastic wrap on top of the roll and use the makisu to shape the roll.
6. Cut into 8 pcs and place them on a plate.
7. Drizzle Japanese BBQ sauce and sprinkle with Sesame seeds.

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Claire Lawton
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