Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon

Dried persimmon and cream cheese are good combination, so should with Philadelphia Roll!

The most widely cultivated specie is kaki persimmon (Diospyros kaki), native to Japan and East Asia.  It is said that kaki persimmon was brought from Japan to Europe in 1789, and to North America in 1870.

Dried Persimmon
There are tow types of Kaki Persimmon.  One is sweet on its own and the other one is too acerbic to eat raw.
The former is called “Ama-Gaki” 甘柿 literally “sweet persimmon” and the latter is called “Shibu-Gaki” 渋柿 “acerbic persimmon”.

 

The difference between them is caused by whether the tannin is soluble or insoluble.
Sweet persimmon has insoluble tannin and Acerbic persimmon has soluble tannin, that is soluble in saliva so people feel tannic taste.

 

Soluble tannin of acerbic persimmon is changed to insoluble tannin by dried.
People can taste sweetness without feeling acerbic.

Sometimes jam of sweet persimmon would be bitter, it is attributed to that insoluble tannin has been changed to soluble by cooking.

 

Dried Persimmon
Dried Persimmon
Dried Persimmon
White powder on the surface of  dried persimmon is crystalline solid of sugar such as mannitol.  Mild and natural sweetness!

 

<Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon>   For three rolls (three sheets of seaweed)

    1. Prepare sushi rice (600g)  freshly.  If you have a recipe of your taste, it will be good.
      If you don’t have it, prepare as follow.
      – Cook white rice (2 cups)
      – Make mixture of rice vinegar 50 ml , sugar 1.5 tbs, salt 1/3tbs and Konbu 10 cm square.
      – While rice is still hot, mix quickly rice and condiment mixture.  Fan to cool it down.
    2. Chop dried persimmon (1 piece) and mix with cream cheese (40 g).
    3. Cut cucumber (1 piece) into sticks and slit fresh salmon (100 g) for sashimi.  * Smoked salmon available.
Cooking of Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon
Cooking of Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon
Cooking of Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon
Cooking of Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon
Cooking of Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon
  1. Place a seaweed on a bamboo mat and place sushi rice on top.
  2. Put cucumber, salmon, and persimmon cream cheese.
  3. Roll it into a tight cylinder, tucking the fillings in firmly.
  4. Cut the roll into little sushi units, about 8 units per roll by a wet and sharp knife.

 Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon

Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon

Philadelphia Roll with Dried Persimmon

・Kaki
is a kaki perisimmon (Diospyros kaki).  柿(かき)
・Hoshi-Gaki
is a dried persimmon.  干し柿(ほしがき) literally “dried kaki”
・Maki-Zushi
is a sushi roll.  巻き寿司(まきずし) literally “roll sushi”