Yesterday a group of us gathered at the home of Conrad and SuGyong to learn how to make sushi
. I love all those people who immediately turn their noses up at sushi, usually reciting the same comment "I don't like raw fish."
Dear uniformed reader: sashimi
is "raw fish". We're talking about sushi. Sure it can contain fish, but that is not a principle ingredient. Sushi can contain many types of ingredients—you're only limited by your imagination.
Last night we made variations of maki-zushi
, or roll. Must typically, people know of the California Roll
, although there are many others with their own names. For our maki-zushi
we used rice, carrot, cucumber, and avocado. We also added meat items like beef strips, crab, and egg strips. Yes, you could use chicken or pork. (We even tried it with hot dogs and Spam. Amazingly enough it still tasted great!) Yes, it has a seawed wrap to the outside, but that is so thin that you barely taste it.
I couldn't believe how easy it was to make. Wrap, rice, thinly sliced vegetables, thinly sliced meat, and roll it up. You can slice it up just like they do in the Sushi Bars, or you can eat it just like a burrito. And there's no end to the possibilities!
Oh yeah. I can see a new dish for movie nights, for lunches, for snacks. I just love sushi!