Annathered.com, which I’m really excited to discover, provided simple, easy-to-follow instructions for the sheep onigiri. I tried chronicling my attempt as well:
- Prepare the onigiri and form them into an oval shape . I filled mine with tuna and mayonnaise with minced onion and seasoned with sriracha, salt, and pepper. 2. Cut salami (I didn’t have ham on hand) into circles for the sheep’s face, and then cut off the sides to make the ears. 3. Arrange the salami pieces on top of the onigiri to make the sheep’s face and ears. I ended up cutting the ears in half to make them smaller; they were looking like Dachshund ears in the photo below lol. 4. Use nori to make the eyes. I didn’t have a hole punch and my scissors were quite big so I had some difficulty cutting out the small nori pieces.5. Finished, yay!
My next post will be how I packed our bento boxes with these adorable onigiri.