Again with the family thing here.
I just love spending time with family, especially when good food is present.
So in case you're not following me on Twitter, there was a sushi feast at home last Saturday. The aunt came over, bought all the ingredients and announced that we're having a sushi roll feast today.
I wasted no time prepping the rice, which is a very different type of rice with the usual long-grain rice. I was informed that the sushi rice is available in grocery store and Asian supermarket, at affordable price.
The other condiments were nori sheets, mirin (Japanese soy sauce), sushi rice vinegar, rice seasoning, and wasabi paste.
|Nori sheets, wasabi paste, mirin, sushi rice vinegar, and rice seasoning|
The fillings were colourful and had been neatly julienned; consisting of cucumber, omelet, carrot, blanched spinach, and Japanese sweet pickled radish. We also have avocado, ripe and very creamy and a perfect filling for sushi rolls.
|Fillings: carrot, spinach, omelet, sweet pickled radish, cucumber|
We weren't doing any sashimi that day, so no raw fish included in the party. All we had are sauteed salmon and teriyaki chicken. They don't have strong flavour, but still tasty anyway.
|Fillings: sauteed salmon and chicken teriyaki|
It's actually a real fun making the rolls! It's easier using the bamboo rolling tool, indeed, but I reckon I'll still manage without it. All I had to do is to dip my hands in water, put the rice on and spread it 1/3 part of the nori sheet, and then put any filling I fancy. We did a lot of combinations, and I can think of dozens more if I have sausage, SPAM, bacon, tempura, etc. Do you think SPAM will make a great filling? The possibilities are simply endless.
Then I rolled it carefully, and start cutting the roll into bite sized circles.
|Making the sushi rolls|
Dip them in soy sauce or dab some wasabi, and there you have a light but filling meal.
We made some with all the filling combination, including canned tuna mixed with mayo. Yummy.
|Assorted sushi rolls|
Let me tell you, these sushi rolls are a perfect finger food for a family gathering. Easy to eat and filling at the same time. And tasty, of course.
|Sushi rolls, anyone?|
So tell me, have you ever made sushi rolls at home? What would be your fav filling for a sushi roll?