Grilled Portobello and Roasted Pepper Maki Sushi


2 portobello mushrooms, gills removed, grilled with olive oil, salt and pepper, placed in air tight bowl
2 red bell peppers, roasted, placed in same air tight bowl with portobellos
4 sheets yaki nori
Sushi Rice, recipe follows
8 scallions, grilled with olive oil, salt and pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 minced shallot
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


As soon as the portobellos and peppers are cool,slice them in long, thick strips.Save the juices in the bowl. Make sure they are well seasoned. Lay nori, shiny side down on sushi mat and lightly pat on rice on bottom half of nori,1/4-inch thick.Place mushrooms,peppers and scallions 2/3 up on rice.Roll, moisten end and let rest. In the bowl of juices,whisk in vinegar,mustard and shallots.Lift with oil, season and check for flavor.

PLATING Slice the roll, both straight and on the bias.Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve immediately.

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