Popsicles are always a good idea, right? So why not serve them as a starter or appetizer? This is a fun and easy appetizer or starter that will spicy up your evening. Instead of serving classic salmon sashimi try this easy Salmon Sashimi Popsicles with an Avocado Cream! And I promise your guest will have a fun and unexpected surprise if you serve them these popsicles. These popsicles are really easy to make, only require a few key ingredients and are ready to serve in only 10 minutes. If you’re looking for a fun and re-inventive starter or appetizer look no further!
Im wanted to keep this appetizer quite simple, making the salmon center of attention and not having too many different flavors competing with each other. Therefore I went with a salmon popsicle served on a fresh zesty avocado cream topped with fresh ponzu and furikake seasoning. The key ingredient is salmon. So you will need a really good quality sashimi salmon to make this dish delicious. I really believe in using a few key ingredients and letting them shine. Therefore I haven’t used any ingredients that will take over and outshine the salmon, they are just there to lift it up. The creamy avocado cream combines so well with the tender salmon and creates the most sweet and silk texture in your mouth. To add something fresh I used lime juice in the avocado cream and ponzu.
So what is Ponzu?
Ponzu is a Japanese condiment that is a mix of salty, sweet, bitter and tangy all in one mouthful. The sauce is dark brown in color with a vinaigrette-like consistency. It perfect to use in dressings, add to meat or tatami dishes but also for using in noodle dishes. It adds freshness and is also perfect to use for heavier dishes such as tempura, since it acidic and breaks off their heaviness. Ponzu is made with rice wine, rice vinegar, bonito fish flakes, and seaweed. At the end the Japanese citrus fruit yuzu is added to the sauce.
Can I substitute Ponzu?
Well, you can. But It won’t be completely the same thing. But if you mix soya sauce/tamari, rice vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice and mirin it makes a good substitute. I have also, in desperate times, used light soya sauce and lime and lemon juice only.
Ingredients for these Salmon Sashimi Popsicles with an Avocado Cream:
- Good quality salmon sashimi
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Salmon Sashimi Popsicle with an Avocado Cream
- 4 slices of Sashimi salmon approximately 2 cm thick
- 4 Popsicles
- 1 Avocado peeled and pitted
- 1 Lime juiced
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 1-1 1/2 tbsp Ponzu (or tamari, rice vinegar, mirini, lime and lemon juice)
- 1 tsp Furikake (can be replaced by sesame seeds)
- Mash the avoado and combine with lime juice.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper accoring to taste.
- Cut the salmon into 2 cm thick slices.
- Cut a small whole at the bottom of the salmon and insert a popsicle.
- Put the avocado cream on a plate.
- Drizzle some ponzu (or tamari & lemon juice blend) on top of the avocado cream.
- Add the salmon popsicles on top and sprinkle with furikake seasoning.