Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sushi making at home

Back in October my best friend took me to a sushi making class and since then we haven't had a chance to put what we learnt into practice. So for her birthday I arranged a day and bought all the ingredients to make yummy maki rolls and nigiri.

I did some research in where to buy fresh fish and decided on Atariya, as I had read a lot of positive feedback. The good thing is that you can tell them beforehand what you want and they can cut it to your specifications and quote you a price. I had ordered 6 pieces of tuna and salmon for maki and three slices for salmon and seabream nigiri, so on the day I went into the store it was ready for collection.

I also prepared smoked salmon, cream cheese (it was tough cutting the cheese into blocks) and tuna with chilli mayonnaise. The most time consuming ingredient was the rice, as once it was cooked whilst adding the rice vinegar I was frantically fanning it with a piece of card to cool it down. Granted you can use a fan or "cool" option on a hair dryer, but I didn't have these close to hand.

If you have time I would highly recommend to make your own sushi. I found it quite therapeutic and its so rewarding when you eat what you've made afterwards. You can also choose what ingredients you want in your sushi like smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber, which worked great together. So be creative and get out there and start rolling!

Sushi ingredients we used
Salmon, avocado and cucumber rolls
Just a handful of sushi we made

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