* "Gunkan" means "battleship" in Japanese and these little sushi do resemble a little boat looking to be filled with flavorful passengers.
* These are perfect for filling with various caviars, salmon and uni roe that are difficult to serve otherwise.
* Also a good way to serve a spicy tuna mix or assorted fish tartars which are a little more difficult to roll in a traditional maki.


* nori strips, about one inch wide
* sushi rice, about a tablespoon
* 1 teaspoon of roe. salmon, tobiko or uni or a spicy tuna mix- your choice
* 3 thin cucumber slices, cut in half


* Prepare a bowl of water that is 30% rice vinegar for moistening your fingers.
* Form the rice into a shape similar to the nigiri. Lay the rice on your board and wrap the nori strip around it completly. There should be about 1/2 inch of nori above the rice. Either moisten the loose end of the nori with water or use a grain of rice as glue. Now you have a small "boat" to fill
* Stand the cucmber slices on the inside and add your topping.

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