One of my goals this year is to try one new recipe each week and to cook more often to improve my skills in the kitchen. I have a strong love for sushi but it can get expensive so I thought why not make it myself at home? There’s something about the pretty bite size pieces that makes this meal one of my favourites. I made this sushi with my brother and let me tell you that the more help you can get in the kitchen, the better. We started our own assembly line in the kitchen and it was just as much fun bonding making the sushi as it was eating with him. For our rolls, we used avocado, cucumber, spicy crabmeat, regular imitation crabmeat, breaded shrimp and sweet potato. Feel free to experiment and put whatever you're craving or have on hand in your sushi.
How I Made It:
For the rice:
-3 cups sushi rice
-1/4 cup rice vinegar
-1 tbsp sugar
-1 tsp salt
Making the Spicy Crabmeat:
-Shred artificial crabmeat and mix in some mayonnaise and sriracha to taste
After preparing all the ingredients, this is how you make the sushi:
1. Plastic wrap the bamboo matt (or use a firm towel) so that the sushi doesn’t stick to the matt.
2. Place seaweed shiny side down onto the matt
3. Spread rice gently all over seaweed
4. Sprinkle sesame seeds onto the rice (optional)
5. Place all the goodies you want in the sushi towards the middle (Try not to overstuff as it makes rolling more challenging)
6. Roll the matt and seaweed over the stuffing once and press firmly forming a round shape
7. Continue to roll the sushi into …well..one big sushi roll!
8. Use a sharp wet knife to cut the sushi into pieces (Wetting the knife helps cut the sushi and prevents the sushi from sticking to the knife)
9. Eat up! Feel free to use your hands or chopsticks and don’t forget the soy sauce and wasabi!