Being the sole lover of sushi in my family is a bit lonely at times. Michael isn’t into it and when I’ve brought home little boxes of vegetarian California rolls and shared them with the boys, they are more likely to leave it than take it. So I pass by the sushi restaurants and just occasionally pick up a box of sushi at Wegman’s when my cravings come on, or I cheat and make some faux sushi like these little crackers at home, though once I take a bite it doesn’t feel like cheating at all. I whip up a cream cheese and sour cream dip with tamari soy sauce and grated ginger, then layer it on whole grain crackers with thin sliced avocado, English cucumbers, and smoked salmon, then top it off with fresh chives from the garden.
This recipe is party sized, but I keep the dip in the refrigerator and indulge my cravings with just a cracker or two or even as a vegetable dip. It’s good either way.
SUSHI ON A CRACKER WITH TAMARI GINGER DIP
Makes 24 crackers.
medium storage container with lid
8 ounces (227 g) sour cream
4 ounces (113 g) cream cheese, softened
3 teaspoons tamari soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 green onions, thinly sliced (green part only)
24 whole grain crackers
24 (1-inch) long avocado slices
24 thin slices English cucumber
24 (1-inch) squares smoked salmon
48 (2-inch) chive pieces
1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the sour cream and cream cheese until blended. Add the tamari, ginger, and green onion and stir until thoroughly combined.
2. Transfer to a storage container and refrigerate until the flavors have married and the dip is completely chilled, at least 2 hours.
3. On each cracker, place an avocado slice, 1 teaspoon of tamari dip, a slice of cucumber, and a square of salmon. Top with 2 chive pieces, laying crosswise.