Surprisingly, sushi is not that hard to make at home. Time consuming: yes...but hard: no. It's a lot more fun to make with friends. It's one of those things where you can just chat and roll the sushi as you go. The actual "rolling" part doesn't take long at all...it's just preparing all your ingredients that takes a bit of time.
For instructions on how to make your sushi rice and roll the sushi, check out Daily Obsession. She has a great step-by-step instruction on how it's done.
Use those instructions as a guideline and then fill with your favorite fish and veggies.
Here are some sushi filling combination's we love:
- Tuna Roll - sashimi grade tuna mixed with a bit of wasabi
- Spicy Tuna Roll - sashimi grade tuna and spicy mayo (make spicy mayo with mayo and chili-garlic sauce - the ratio of mayo to garlic sauce is up to you. I usually do about half and half, but I always taste and see if it needs more of one or the other. )
- Smoked Salmon Maki - mayo, smoked salmon and asparagus spears that have been blanched or steamed for a couple minutes
- Dynamite Roll - tempura shrimp (just buy a box of tempura and follow the directions of how to make tempura shrimp), avocado and spicy mayo (directions above).
- California Roll - imitation crab sticks, mayo, julienned carrot and cucumber.
- Kentucky Maki - sauteed chicken with mayo or spicy mayo and cucumber.
- Tempura Salmon Roll - chunks of tempura salmon (again, follow the directions on the box), mayo and avocado.
When serving your sushi rolls, don't forget about soy sauce, pickled ginger and wasabi. Once you've made sushi at home a couple times, you won't believe you can make sushi just as delicious as the restaurant!
To have your own Japanese Night, try these other recipes:
and serve with a pot of Green Tea or "Popcorn" Tea (Genmaicha)