Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Home made sushi.... Mood = Fresh
Sushi has been around for centuries, but the method is very different today than when it began. It used to be vinegered and fermented to preserve the fish and Sushi, literally means "its sour". Nowadays sushi has evolved to a point where people are eating sushi that is not even Japanese, such as the california roll and spider roll. But nevertheless it is delicious.
These rolls i made were so easy and relatively quick to make. I found that i am seriously craving anything with soya sauce, and cant stop eating this and everything else.... So take your time, buy SUSHI GRADE fish from your fishmonger and have everything prepared in advance.
Sushi rolling mat
Fish (salmon, crab, prawn, seabass, tuna)
Vegetables (asparagus, red pepper, cucumber, avaocado)
* Boil the sushi rice as you would any normal rice.
* While that is cooking, begin to cut your vegetables, and cook off your asparagus if you are using. At the same time peel, devein your prawns and cook them.
* Get your fish and cut in to long strips and place back in to the fridge until ready to use.
* When your rice is ready place in a tray to let it cool.
* Mix your wasabi powder with a tiny amount of water to create a paste.
* Get your nori sheet and lay it on your rolling mat.
* Wet your fingers and get some rice and massage it in to the nori to cover 95% of it. Leaving the top free.
* Add a tiny amount of wasabi on to your rice and place your chosen fish and vegetables and begin to roll.
* Add some water to the last strip of the nori before you seal it. This will act like a glue to hold it together.
* Set aside and repeat with the others.
* To cut, i cut them in half and then in 3's. So you get six from each roll.
* Add some wasabi to your platter and some ginger. It helps cleanse the palette. And kills any bacteria floating around.
The sushi i made were rolls and some sashimi.
Crab and coriander rolls
Prawn tempura rolls with asparagus
Its time to take over your kitchen and be more confident. Show yourself what you can do. And impress yourself and your friends. Its the perfect party food to make.
Be fresh, be daring.