"What makes this cheesecake sushi?" I had someone ask when I served these. "It's sushi ingredients on top of a miniature wasabi cheesecake, of course!" I replied confidently. After picking one up and showing it to them, letting them see the cheesecake on the bottom, they came to understand. And so will you!
Cheesecakes don't have to be complicated. In fact, once you understand a few things about the cheesecake process, they're not too difficult. However, this instructable is a bit more involved than a regular cheesecake. I have been playing around with different types of experimental cheesecakes, and this one was definitely a winner. Although a little time consuming, the flavors of the wasabi, cheesecake, and sushi toppings made this dish a big hit at my neighborhood potluck. Not sure how I'll top this one next time.
This east meets west, dessert meets entrée creation would leave people talking, but they'll be too busy eating!
Recipe makes approximately 60 mini cheesecakes with sushi topping.
Step 1: Ingredients
For this multi-step instructable recipe, you'll need ingredients for both the cheesecake and for sushi. You can make this with whatever sushi fillings you like. For this instructable, I'll be demonstrating a California roll.
1 1/4 cups sour cream
20 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup wasabi (This may seem like a lot, but because of the dairy, the flavor is powerful, but the hotness is not.)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 package imitation crab (Either in flakes or sticks)
10 seaweed sheets