How To Roll Sushi-
Meatless Monday will be back in January. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration. I’m still enjoying some time off with my husband. We had a wonderful Christmas together. Our family ( daughter, son in law and all five grandchildren)were here for Christmas eve and I’ll share the fun in an upcoming post. Meanwhile as we rest and relax from our celebration. I hope you will enjoy this repost of the sushi experiment from 2010. I look forward to reading your comments.
The 2010 Sushi Experiment-
We needed to learn the art of rolling. Rolling down a hill is easy, so how hard can rolling sushi be?
Sushi filling of your choice (shrimp,salmon,avocado soy sauce, cucumber sauce)
Before you roll-
Prepare the sushi rice.
Place the nori sheet across sushi mat with the rough side facing up. Most nori sheets have perforations so you can break it with your hands.
Dip your fingers in water.
Take about a cup of rice into your hands and gently form it into a firm ball. And put the rice ball in the middle of the nori sheet.
Using wet fingers spread the rice evenly, be about ¼ inch thick. Leave about one inch of space at the top edge of the nori. (You will use this part for sealing the sushi roll).
Spread a small amount of wasabi in a straight line horizontally across the bottom of the sheet of nori, on top of the rice.(optional.)
Add the filling of your choice horizontally, it should run across the bottom of the nori.
Take your mat, and roll upward toward the top of the mat. Push gently forward until a long roll is formed. Use wet fingertips to tuck the nori under to create the roll. Roll the sushi mat under as you press, lifting the mat as you roll. When you have a nice tight roll, roll it back and forth inside the mat to tighten it and seal it. Remove mat .
Wet your sharp knife and cut the roll into six – eight even pieces.
A few more tries and he had created what resembled sushi rolls. He ate them before I could take the photo. Sushi rolling is hungry work!
Then it was my turn….drum roll please…………………………
this is how my first try came out! Yes!!!
Guess what, yep, still don’t like sushi.
But I’ll be happy to roll it!
I ate mostly fried wontons for dinner.
Have you tried making your own sushi?