Making Sushi

Sunday evening Amber and I made our first attempt at homemade sushi using the rolling mats and dishes that Amber got as wedding shower gifts from her friend Angela.  (Thanks, Angela!)

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We started by making our rice.  On the left is our tezu, a vinegar, salt and sugar solution added to the rice after it is cooked.

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While the rice was cooking, we started prepping some of the ingredients.

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Flat Justice (who is visiting from California) helped as much as he could, given that he is two dimensional.  There really should be a telethon for the dimensionally impaired.

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After the rice was cooked, we added the tezu

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and spread the rice out to cool.

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While I was fanning the rice to cool it (sadly, not pictured), Amber worked on the prep for some of her ingredients, shrimp and crab meat.

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And then, the moment of truth.  We got the salmon from Whole Foods.  It turns out that they don't sell sushi-grade fish from their fish counter, but the sushi counter was happy to oblige us.  (I'm sure the chef was secretly wondering why we didn't just buy her salmon roll.)

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For our first roll, I tried a salmon roll. 

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The rolling went pretty well, but I didn't get the placement of the ingredients or the proportions quite right, so I wound up with kind of a spiral.

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It looked and tasted really good, though.

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Next, Amber tried her hand at a shrimp and crab roll.

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She did great on her rolling.

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Isn't that impressive?

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We practically licked our plates clean.

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We each made a couple of really tasty rolls and had a blast doing it.  I think for next time (oh yes, there will be a next time) we will look for some alternate sources for our ingredients, especially the fish.

Sushi attempt one: success!

1 comment for “Making Sushi”

  1. Gravatar of Ann-MarieAnn-Marie
    Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2012 at 8:03:13 AM

    Looks like fun. The sushi turned out very pretty.

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