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This week we went in the kitchen at Pacific Rim with owner Veth Senenoi and chef Bryan while he prepares the Hot Lava Roll, a spicy makimono sushi roll filled with cream cheese and crab stick, and topped with a baked medley of sauces and seafood.
Pacific Rim Restaurant specializes in a Japanese-Thai fusion cuisine. They are also known for their fresh fish and selection of sushi.
Pacific Rim is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and an additional hour of service on Friday and Saturday evenings. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
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Hot Lava Roll
Hot Lava Roll ingredients:
2 pieces of cream cheese (cut lengthwise)
1 piece of crab stick (torn in half)
1 sheet of seaweed
Sushi rice (enough to cover seaweed sheet)
Hot Lava topping ingredients:
3 steamed scallops (diced)
1 crab stick
Mayonnaise (to taste)
Sriracha (to taste)
Sweet eel sauce (to taste)
Hot Lava Topping preparation:
Mix scallops and crab stick with mayonnaise, Sriracha and eel sauce and bake for three to five minutes at 450 degrees in an oven. Move on to makimono preparation.
Hot Lava Roll preparation:
Lay seaweed paper on a flat surface. Apply rice to cover paper and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Flip over, lay cream cheese and crab lengthwise and use bamboo mat to roll up tightly. Slice into six pieces and arrange on an oven safe dish. Spoon the cooked topping onto the makimono sushi pieces and garnish with scallions.
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