Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Making Sushi my own way

Sushi is one of my favorite foods.  I can eat a lot of it in just one sitting.  There was this time when i was in Cayman Islands we ate at Thai Orchid, it was a sunday brunch "Eat All You Can" special from 11:30am- 3:00pm (i forgot how much CI$) They serve lots of food including almost all kinds of sushi.  I was like "wow!".  I tasted the other foods but i was really after the sushis, like i almost fill my plate with sushi.  Till i notice an indian lady at the table was looking at me, i suddenly felt shy so i ask my sister to get some for me instead. haha.  I would really like to go back there soon.  Here at the Philippines i had tried some at Teriyaki Boy and the one in the grocery at Sm Makati (i forgot the name) I have heard of Yakimix too but i havent tried it yet.  So since it was really becoming one of my cravings, i told myself that i should learn how to make it. This isn't my first attempt to make sushi, i have done it before several times.  Buying all the ingredients might be too expensive but it is indeed satisfying after.  You can create your own sushi like you want more cream cheese or crab meat etc., So heres how:

1.  Cook 3 cups of sushi rice in a rice cooker.  You can cook more, if desired. But 3 cups can make a lot of rolls already.

2. After it's cooked, let it cool.  Mix a little bit of rice wine and a little bit of salt.

3.  Boil the crab meat. Then cut it into long strips.  Do the same for the pipino and cream cheese.

4. its time to roll. (This is the hardest part for me, the rice is too sticky) Get a sushi mat, put the Nori over it.  Its best to put a cling wrap to the sushi mat so the rice wont stick there.  You can also cut the Nori if its too long.

5.  Spread the sushi rice in the Nori (dont make it to thick)

6. Then add the cream cheese and pipino.

7.  Roll it carefully to close both ends.  (Its like rolling a dough..hmmm?) Then that's it! Chill it then cut it in bite sizes.

I made 15 rolls, 8 pieces per roll.

I haven't mastered how to make a perfect sushi but atleast it does taste sushi and im satisfied with it. Hehe.  You can use any ingredients you want.  I have tried making Tuna Sushi, Beef and Pork Sushi. Experimenting such recipes satisfy my cravings..wee. Till next. ^_^

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