Monday, January 23, 2012

Homemade Sushi

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I hope y'all had a great weekend!! We celebrated my friend Laura's birthday on Saturday by taking a Hip Hop dance class at Dance 101 and then going to brunch at Parish.  It was a great way to spend a rainy Saturday. 
Happy (official) Birthday Laura!

Because of the yucky weather, the BF and I decided to stay in that night and do dinner & a movie. He has literally been telling me for over a year how amazing his sushi is and he's right! We finally made sushi together!

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Super H Mart in Atlanta is a great Asian market.  We found seaweed wraps, short grain rice, rice vinegar, soy sauce and siracha.  You could probably find most of this stuff at a normal grocery store, but it was a fun experience. 

What you'll need:
Sashimi grade fish: we used tuna and smoked salmon
Seaweed wraps
Short grain white rice
Rice Vinegar
Fresh Veggies (your choice)
Soy Sauce
Siracha Sauce
Bamboo mat to roll up the sushi

The longest thing to cook is the rice.  We used this recipe.

While the rice is cooling, prep all the veggies and fish. 

We used carrots, avocado, green apples, cucumbers and red peppers.  Cut the veggies in long, slender slices.  This will make it easier to roll.

For our fish, we used sashimi tuna and smoked salmon.

Rolling your Sushi:
Step 1: lay out the bamboo mat with the seaweed wrap.

Step 2: spread out a thin layer of rice.

Step 3: on the edge, lay out your choice of fish and veggies.

Step 4: begin rolling ~ try to make it as tight as you can.

Step 5: slice in one inch wide pieces and arrange on a plate.

Step 6: Enjoy!!

We used about 0.7 lbs of fish, 5 sheets of seaweed wraps and 2 cups of rice.  This portion was huge ~ it could easily serve 5 people.

I like to dip my sushi in a mixture of soy sauce and siracha sauce - yum!

After dinner we watched "Midnight in Paris" with Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams.  It was a strange movie. It's about a writer visiting Paris for inspiration.  Each night as he walks the streets he is transported back to the 1920's where he meets Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso.  The movie just ends with him staying in Paris.  I'm not sure if I would recommend it.

However, we did enjoy delicious gingerbread ice cream sandwiches.  I used this recipe for the cookies and a vanilla caramel ice cream - yum!!

Happy Monday!
~ Elizabeth 

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