What is Donburi?
Donburi (どんぶり) is a versatile dish which literally means “rice bowl” in Japanese. In a nutshell, it’s rice with something on top.
Popular donburi dishes include
- Katsudon (かつ丼) deep fried pork cutlet and egg rice bowl
- Oyakodon (親子丼) pan fried chicken and egg rice bowl
- Gyuudon (牛丼) simmered beef and onion rice bowl
- Kaisendon (海鮮丼) Fresh raw seafood rice bowl
Kaisendon with a Twist: Smoked Salmon and Avocado Donburi
In Japan, you can find a variety of raw fish in the fishmonger section of any supermarket, but obviously it wasn’t like that when I was in England. The fish I found there wasn’t supposed to be eaten raw so I had to improvise…
So that’s how I came up with this recipe as an alternative to Japanese Kaisendon, it has a western twist and is made with easy to find ingredients. I substituted the raw fish for smoked salmon.
Avocado isn’t an ingredient often used in Japanese cooking, but as you probably know, smoked salmon and avocado is a golden combination!
If you like spice, a sprinkle of chilli flakes will add a nice kick and of course give it beautiful colors too.
And the best part is, it’s quick and you can probably make this wherever you are in the world!
Making Smoked Salmon and Avocado Donburi
This recipe is a western twist on a Japanese classic using delicious and fresh ingredients. The best thing is, it doesn’t require any cooking (except the rice!). Here are some ingredients that you can use in this dish.
- Smoked Salmon
- Cooked prawns
- Rocket or lettuce
All the toppings are fresh ingredients that you can just cut up and arrange on the rice. It’s quick to make, easy to adjust to your personal taste and is somehow refreshing, yet hearty at the same time, a perfect lunchtime rice bowl. Let’s get started!Print