How I did it: Researched and bought the ingredients. Found sashimi grade salmon at my local Whole Foods (big tip - don't buy regular meat for this, it has to be processed correctly or can contain parasites that might kill you!)
Read how I did it… 4 months ago
I made sushi today, but I am not going to count this goal as done until I get the sushi rice right and make it again – my first lot was very gluggy. Trying again now.
Sushi rice directions: http://justhungry.com/2003/11/japanese_basics_1.html 4 months ago
I got the ingredients tonight. I have some surgery tomorrow (maybe) but if I feel okay by the evening it shall be Sushi Making Night!! 5 months ago
Hangiri bowl – wooden bowl for absorbing extra moisture from rice.
Spatula – wooden.
Sauces: Soy, Kewpie Mayonnaise, Ponzu sauce, Unagi sauce, Wasabi.
Nori – seaweed.
Dried stiitake mushrooms
Sushi rice. Sea salt. Granulated sugar. Rice wine vinegar/Mirin.
Avocado. Carrot. Cucumber.
Toasted white sesame seeds.
Faux crab meat. Sashimi grade salmon or tuna.
Gari (or ingredients to pickle own ginger)
Togarashi (hot japanese pepper)
Aim: to go shopping within a week – tomorrow or on the weekend would be best. 5 months ago
i just did this! on amazon i got the mikoshi trading brand nori, kokuho rose rice, and the kotobuki makisu bamboo sushi mat. following the directions at the online “sushi university,” it was surprisingly easy! i opted to make the rice in a pot, rather than a cooker, for better control, just as the site recommends. for vinegar i chose to spend a bit extra and get rice vinegar rather than normal vinegar. the result of all of it: pure heaven. this batch was eight veggie rolls to keep us going through the week. soon i’m going to try my hand with raw fish! 5 months ago
after checking options at the local whole foods, i decided that amazon was actually the spot for nori and sushi rice. it’s coming in the mail (along with a sushi mat). so excited! my plan is for my girlfriend and i to have a sushi night one of these weekends where we start off by rolling about ten veggie rolls. then we put those in tupperwares in the fridge and take them for meals on the go (eat out less, and more delicious)! then we can roll another four or so with fresh sashimi-grade fish and eat that on the stop for a special dinner.
what kind of wine goes with sushi? 5 months ago
we did it! but i’m still not marking it done because i haven’t done it BY MYSELF.
so for new year’s i was kicking it at my friend’s place for a few days, and his girlfriend and i whipped up some vegan sushi for a small event we had. literally every major ingredient (nori, veggies, rice, tempeh) was vegetarian. the result was amazing, and a hit with the guests. now i’m waiting for my own mat in the mail from amazon! 5 months ago
a deli near my new place has sushi grade fish! i don’t have much excuse anymore. 5 months ago
in a few hours the sushi place will open and i’m gonna go chow. obsessive? yes. overpriced? surely. delicious and comestibly fulfilling? without a doubt. but maybe this will inspire future artistic creations. it’s just a small step from enjoying the savory fulfillment of raw fish to clasping small bamboo mats over tight rolls. right? 10 months ago
I used to make sushi a loooooong time ago. Haven’t done it recently and I just found the equipment in my pantry. I want to do this before the end of summer. Only thing I have to get is a few ingredients from the store, I have a decent amount of things on hand. 11 months ago
How I did it: For Christmas my friend bought me the Yo! Sushi cook book and all the ingredients to make sushi. I had been shaking the present and feeling the paper and had absolutely no idea until I unwrapped it. Not only that he also arrange a couple of evenings and went out and bought extra ingredients to make the meal and we spent time together in the activity of cooking and rolling the sushi. Still to this day the best present I have ever received... and I'm often really hard to buy presents for. Read how I did it… 11 months ago
time to turn my obsession into an art. this is towards the end of my list because it realistically will not happen anytime soon. i love sushi for the raw fish, so it’s probably close to necessary to have a sushi freezer for me to complete this goal. someday. 11 months ago