CHRISTMAS TREE SUSHI
Yukio suggests making Christmas tree sushi as a fun festive centrepiece, either using homemade sushi or buying some in from your local sushi shop.
Pile 24 pieces of sushi into a pyramid shape and top with herbs and pomegranate seeds, adding extra wow factor with a spun sugar garnish if you so desire.
To make the spun sugar garnish, combine 250g sugar with 100ml water and 15ml lemon juice in a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until it begins to turn an amber colour and is 154°C when tested with a candy thermometer. Turn off the heat and leave to cool for a few minutes.
Spray a silicone baking mat with baking spray. Dip a fork into the sugar, allowing any large blobs to drip off the fork and back into the pan, then flick the fork back and forth over the baking mat so you get thin strands of spun sugar.
Leave the strands to cool completely then carefully remove from the baking mat and arrange over the sushi tree.