My friend Eryn has a severe allergy to shell fish. Naturally she is very careful when she goes out to eat at restaurants, avoids buffets and places that serve a lot of shell fish. Because of this, she has never had sushi. The tragedy! So naturally, we decided to try our hands at making our own, shell fish free sushi and got started on the grocery list.
Simple was the theme seeing as though it was our first time making it. I found the sheets of nori (seaweed), the sticky rice, bought a jar of pickled ginger and a tube of prepared wasabi. To add to the experience, I found some miso soup too. Yum! I was able to find everything in the international food aisle of my local grocery store. Next stop, Eryn's place.
Tip; when you cut the roll into pieces, make sure your knife is clean and sharp. It may get sticky between cuts, so keep a damp cloth handy to wipe it off periodically.
If you like sushi but have never made it yourself, give it a try. You'll be surprised at how easy it is!
- Sticky / sweet glutenous rice
- Rice vinegar
- Nori (seaweed wraps)
- Bamboo mat
- Filling (whatever you wish!)
- Pickled ginger, wasabi, light soy sauce for garnish and dipping (optional)