I got this idea from when I recently edited the Vancouver episode for Bizarre Foods and we did a story with Hidekazu Tojo at his eponymous restaurant. Not only is he a sushi master but he is the man who invented the California roll!
Watching some of the extra footage, I saw him employ a technique where he cuts a cucumber lengthwise in a spiral and then unrolls it like a scroll. What an excellent way to make a wrap for those of us with Fructose Malabsorption and who are following the autoimmune protocol diet as well!
Why I thought I could pull off this technique on my first try I have no idea. Tojo has been doing it for over 40 years! My scroll came out quite mangled.
Thankfully I thought of another way. It’s not as neat, but still effective and would work really well to serve as appetizers at a party.
The secret ingredient is the lacto-fermented carrots. They really do make all the difference!
- 1 large cucumber or 4 smaller pickling cucumbers
- 1/3 lb deli turkey with acceptable ingredients
- a few lacto-fermented thin carrot sticks
Using a mandolin or knife, thinly slice cucumber(s) lengthwise.
Cut carrots into 1/2 inch chunks.
Add a bit of turkey and carrot to a cucumber and roll. Use a toothpick to secure or just eat!
You can layer the cucumbers to make a pseudo-wrap like in the pictures, but you will need a toothpick to hold the end.
Elimination Diet safe: No.