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Assorted Sushi and Rolls

I made all these sushi and rolls for hubby and Mishu.To my surprised ,Mishu love sushi and rolls like her daddy..I'm not expert in sushi making but I have watch sushi chef press their sushi rice and roll up their rolls years ago..Sushi chef will never let you touch their knife or standing in their spot while they make sushi..I guess it's have something to do with Japanese culture...Anyway,I try to take some photo step by step to show you how I made some sushi and rolls..
This platter of sushi contain fresh salmon(sake),fresh tuna(maguro) and fresh shrimp(ebi)

Although based on classic techniques and basic ingredients,in many ways,choice of topping,combinations,construction and technique.These represent a totally new way with sushi.
Tuna(maguro)..There is few type of tuna from Tuna family or part of the body..Such as White tuna,baby tuna, fatty tuna belly(toro),Ahi Tuna and so on..
How to make simple sushi?.With one finger,press about a tablespoon of vinegared sushi rice into a firm oval in the palm of your hand.Spread some wasabi but I omit it and place the chosen topping fish over that to cover the rice fairly neatly.
To cut your sushi,lightly cut the surface of tuna or salmon about 1/8 inch thick for each sliced.
I prepared all the sushi rice ,then arrange the fish topping on top each one...I understand these days new style ,the chef doesn't use nori(toasted seaweed) to hold the fish.
Rainbow Roll with some sashimi.
Rainbow Roll....it's not really hard to make this roll..
1:You need a toasted nori sheet,place nori sheets stretching from you.Make sure you place the nori dull side facing upwards.
2:Spread the vinegared rice out evenly over the nori,but I prefer less rice,so I spread the rice lightly over the nori.Using one hand to prevent rice spilling over the end of nori,gently press down the rice with fingertips of your other hand.
3:Leave about 2 inch free on the far side,and 3/8 inch free on the side nearest to you.
4:Apply a streak of wasabi down the middle of the bed of vinegared rice but I omit wasabi inside my roll, that and then a line of chosen filling like avocado ,cucumber,egg,fish egg,sesame seed,cream cheese and your favourite fish.
5:Firmly roll up from the end nearest you,taking care not to squeeze out the contents.
6:Lay the cut fish on top of the roll as shown..Use saran film over the fish and firmly hold the bamboo roll to roll up.
7:Use sharp knife to cut into 6 or 8 pieces,removed the saran film and arrange on the plate.Then serve with some wasabi and soy sauce.Note:While cutting the sushi roll,slightly dampen a sharp knife and sliced carefully and firmly.
Assorted Deep Fried Roll...Use the same technique to roll up the roll.Coated in tempura batter to deep fried in clean oil for 15-20 min in medium heat.
Drizzle with some Japanese mayo and eel sauce on top but hubby was in hurry for his dinner.
I was talking over the phone while making these 2 rolls,so he just eat without the sauce.
This is how it look after deep fried.Cut it while it's still hot.This deep fried roll have to serve while it still warm.
These 2 rolls ready for coating in tempura batter.Make sure the nori are intact and no to break out during frying.If the nori break away from the roll and the ingredients full of oil,this roll should be throw away.
This is how it look inside before roll up..
You can create your own favourite ingredients.
Note:When spreading the vinegared rice over the nori,do not squash it too firmly
Wasabi powder..You need to mixed with cool water before adding in soy sauce.
All the prepared ingredients ready to go.....make sure you pat all your ingredients dry with paper towel first.If your ingredients are too wet,it's will dampen your nori.After cutting your cucumber, squeeze the water retention out of it as much as you can with paper towel.
You need all of these stuff prepared before you begin.
I bought this tuna at Trader's Joe.It's come in frozen but I thawed in chiller for a day.It's safe with vacuum pack...Let's try to make your own sushi and rolls at home.
Easy and simple..Enjoy and have fun!!

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12 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...
January 6, 2008 at 11:05 AM

hahaha let make sushi in Kl soon! lol!

Little Corner of Mine said...
January 6, 2008 at 12:04 PM

Wow, You made very nice sushi! So much "liao" also. Not a sashimi person so I like your deep-fried one, looks yummy!

ICook4Fun said...
January 6, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Oh my gosh, we are big sushi fan. Can I have some :) :) Is hard to get fresh fish here. I might get some frozen tuna here from Giant once a while and is not too bad. Like you I must try the one from Trader Joe's. Your sushi really look like the one from the sushi bar. Well done!!

jadepearl said...
January 6, 2008 at 8:52 PM

Wah...so many yummylicious food. Love the 5 spice powder roasted chicken and the idea of the soda can thingy. I love making bread too but my family not too keen in bread. Your sushi is so nicely done...you go, gf!!!
How's 2008 so far?

tigerfish said...
January 6, 2008 at 11:51 PM

How did you manage to roll your sushi up with so many ingredients!! :O

Beachlover said...
January 7, 2008 at 1:00 PM

BBO:
Yeah...let have sushi class too!!!hahaha!!

LCOM:
Thank you:)..Do you eat "yee sang" on CNY?..sashimi is 'yee sang'..I just learn how to eat sashimi these last few year and I found it ,really good and healthy.Try to eat beginner roll in sushi place for starter..I think you will like spicy tuna roll.I love spicy tune,spicy Yellowtail and spicy salmon roll..Maybe I'm going to make them since I still have Japanese Mayo now.Stay tune..hahaha!!

Icook4fun:
Gert,I didn't know both of you and Carlos are BIG sushi fan..Hmmmm one day we should plan to make sushi together..Do your local supermarket carry fresh salmon??.I think all american supermarket do sell fresh salmon,infact this week they all have weekly salmon promotion.If you are afraid and not sure of the salmon,just dip your fish in water and add in vinegared and salt for few hours first.Then remove the fish and pat dry with papertowel.You also can keep the fish longer in fridge.But must cover properly and tightly in paper towel and saran film.

Jadepearl:
Thank you,thank you:)I hope 2008 is a good beginning for us..now busy prepared my upcoming trip.

tigerfish:
You can use the whole big nori sheet depand on the size of roll you wanna..Usually sushi bar chef will cut half the nori sheet to make California Roll ,Tuna Roll and etc..Unless they make special hse roll they will use the whole big sheet of bori.Since I'm not an expert,so I use big sheet of nori,not cutting half plus I love to put lot ingredients.hahaha!!

Little Corner of Mine said...
January 7, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Our "yee sang" for CNY didn't have raw fish one, we substitute it with jellyfish. But I do love the spicy tuna roll! Maybe it's spicy and thus I didn't know it contents raw tuna, I thought it is cooked tuna. Duh right? LOL!

Zen Chef said...
January 7, 2008 at 9:44 PM

waou, that was quite ambitious! I wouldn't do as good as you did! :-)
I love the fried one! yum

SIG said...
January 8, 2008 at 2:47 AM

Oh wow, amazing. Your hubby takes all that? Mine won't go near anything uncooked. Even steak has to be well-done.

Beachlover said...
January 9, 2008 at 2:19 AM

LCOM:
Yes,Spicy tuna,spicy sal and spicy yellowtail are all raw fish chopped up,mixed wt mayo,spicy sauce,so you have no idea it's raw bcoz you like spicy food!! hahaha!!.atleast you have leanr to eat raw fish now.

Chef Zen:
don't be so humble,I don't doubt your skill..anyway,thank you..I think every Japanese restaurant in the city have fried roll on their House Special menu.I like East Village Japanese restauarnt at St Mark and 8 st..I forget the name but next to book store..and another one in Ave A.

Singirishgirl:
Thank you:)Yes,my hubby love sushi and sashimi..He learn to eat raw fish last few years ago..I think eating habit can be practise,we 're not born with it.Yes,my hubby eat pork,steak and chicken or any meat must be well done!!.I told him welldone make your meat rubbery.

Puteri said...
January 9, 2008 at 3:48 PM

Wahhh!! Clever la, you. I love sushi and I usually spend min $12 on my favorite roll! :-)

But sushi is not good for my blood glucose! :-( So cannot eat it often and must eat my gymnema sylvestre tablet before I eat any sushi! After dinner must exercise some more to bring down my blood glucose! Have to lor, if I want to continue eating sushi! :-)

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.