Sunday, July 10, 2011
Homemade sushi time!
I was craving sushi, for the second time this week, and wanted to give it a go at home. I used to make sushi for myself before JW and I met, so it was time to try it again.
Ingredients needed for a sushi dinner for two:
Fish (I bought yellowfin tuna and salmon. I got 1/2 lb of each and had too much left over. 1/2 lb of one fish would have been enough to serve two people.)
Avocado and/or cucumber
Of course, I couldn't find my old sushi rice recipe so I had to find a new one. Of course, I settled on an Allrecipes.com version after checking out several blogs. (I made double of what is listed here, but only listing what would be needed for 2 people, so I remember in the future).
1 cup uncooked sushi rice, rinsed
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 T of oil (I used sesame oil)
1/8 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
Add rice and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and cook for 15 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 5 more minutes.
To cool rice quickly, wet a metal bowl and place in the freezer. Add rice to bowl and flatten around the edges as much as possible. Put back in freezer while finishing cutting ingredients.
1/2 cup mayo
Siracha, or other hot sauce, I used a habanero sauce, to taste
Pinch of sugar (I omitted)
Salt and pepper to taste
(My mayo was a little too mayo tasting, but I think that is because I used WAY too much on each roll.)
1. Slice fish and avocado/cucumber thinly.
2. Take a sushi rolling mat and place a piece of nori on the mat, shiny side down. Place a scoop (1/2 cup) of sushi rice on the nori, and press out until it is about 1/4" thick. Leave an 1" without rice closest to you.
3. Add the fish and veggies in a long strip on the nori without rice. Add a thin bead of mayo along the fish.
4. Begin to roll up using the mat for pressure. (For better details and photos, visit: http://sushiday.com/archives/2006/10/26/how-to-roll-maki-sushi/).
5. Cut in 6 pieces with a sharp knife.
I made some spicy tuna and salmon rolls with avocado, some tuna avocado rolls, and some spicy tuna rolls. I think we went overboard, as we had a whole roll left over, after eating all the edamame.