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!)


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.


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


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.


After the rice was cooked, we added the tezu


and spread the rice out to cool.


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.)


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.


It looked and tasted really good, though.


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

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She did great on her rolling.


Isn't that impressive?

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We practically licked our plates clean.


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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