This is going to be a pretty short post. I don’t have much to say for a multitude of reasons:
> I’m no sushi guru (Have you watched Jiro dreams of Sushi?)
> Nor is my (R)oomie and you can hardly tell looking at how great they turned out
> He dumbfounded me by making the perfect looking/tasting rolls
- This being his first ever time!!!
- Having zero sushi making apparatus!!!
Nori - 3 sheets
*Rice - long grain washed multiple times and soaked for about 30-45 minutes and cooked - 1 Cup
Cucumber - Sliced thin and long
Carrots - Sliced thin - 1/4 cup
Broiled Tofu - Drained and pressed and sliced thin
Sesame teriyaki sauce - 1 Tbsp
Soy sauce - For dipping
Wasabi - As per taste
Procedure: The first pic(you can see a glimpse of his hand) pretty much gives you an idea of everything so I’ll try not to explain too much. Apart from cutting all the vegetables thin and long, we fried the tofu in a pan and then drizzled a bit of the teriyaki sauce over it. The tofu adds flavor and crunch to the otherwise bland sushi rolls. The rolling past was where the skill came in and I’ll leave it at that. :)
Rice: We used long grain rice, washed it about 4 times and then soaked it in cold water for another 45 minutes. Add plenty of water to the rice and cook it in the microwave for about 25 minutes. Drain the excess water and pass under running water to cool. Fluff with a fork and use.
The story behind this post is that we watched ‘Jiro dreams of Sushi’ and it got (R)oomie all excited to make us some sushi that we could eat. We then went about buying the basic ingredients knowing very well that we wouldn’t be doing this very often and so a huge investment was not needed.
I helped a bit with prepping the ingredients but the rest is all his doing. I have been proud of him for various reasons but this takes it to a new high for me personally. I’m glad he made his comeback on the blog with something, I consider sushitacular.