Originally posted by
My son is getting us to ear sushi...won't say that I love it but I like it pretty good. Would love to learn to fix it myself so I knew what we were eating!! any good recipes?!?!?!
You could visit a book store and see if they have any books on preparing Sushi. There are some steps in the preparation of Sushi, starting with making your rice. It has to be a short-grain sticky type of rice. See a picture above.
For starters, the easiest recipe you could start with (which is simple) is using shrimp
. Have several cooked and cool shrimp available. Make a slit in the underside of the shrimp and cut through almost to the top but not completely. Remove the dark vein.
Moisten your hands with of cold water. Take a 1 1/2 tablespoons of the sushi rice and form into a rectangular block about 2-inches long with rounded edges and sides. Scoop up a tiny amount, about ¼ teaspoon, of wasabi paste
with the tip of your finger and spread it on the inside of the shrimp. Place the shaped rice on top of the wasabi and press gently. Press into the shrimp, but make sure it holds its shape.
Serve with soy sauce for dipping.
The same method described here can be used with some of your favorite raw fish like salmon, tuna (yellowtail), or even cooked crab legs (cut in small portions). From here you can expand by fixing rolls as seen on some of the pictures above!