Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sushi



Jordan went to spend the night at a buddy's tonight. He hates Sushi, but we all love it. So it is the perfect time to make it. There are a million ways to make sushi. I prefer all vegetarian of course. My husband loves crab and Taylor loves shrimp. Tonight I do not have crab, so I am just making Shrimp Tempura suhsi rolls and vegetarian sushi. The first thing you need to have is Nori. You can find it at any grocery store next to the asian food. They are small sheets of seaweed paper. The next thing you need is sumeshi rice. Sumeshi is the Japanese term for the sushi rice. Here is how you make it:
Ingredients

•3 cups uncooked short grain rice, I acually buy sushi style rice made by rice select.
•3 cups water
•12 tbsp rice vinegar
•10 tbsp sugar
Cooking Directions
1.Cook the rice, using equal parts rice and water. I use a rice cooker.
2.Put the rice vinegar and sugar in a small pot over medium heat.
3.Stir until the sugar has melted into the rice vinegar.
4.Once the rice is finished cooking, take the rice out of the pot and put it in a large bowl
5.Cool the rice and rice vinegar mix, then slowly pour the rice vinegar mix over the rice, using a cutting motion to mix it into the rice with a WOODEN SPOON. Do not use metal when dealing with vinegar, it reacts to the vinegar and makes it taste funny.

For shrimp tempura you need:
1 cup ice cold water
1 large egg
3/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
cooking oil
1.In a medium bowl, mix the water and the egg.
2.In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking soda.
3.Stir the flour mix into the egg and water mix.
4.Stick the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes
5.If you are using shrimp, peel, de-vein, and wash it. Cut small cuts across the belly of the shrimp, to keep it from curling when you cook it.
7.Heat the oil in a deep fryer at 350 degrees.
8.Fry until it is golden brown.


Sushi is made all as a matter of how you like it. Everyone likes different ingredients. When rolling you need a bamboo sushi roller, We find it much easier if you first cover the bamboo roller with saran wrap, then place Nori on top of the bamboo roller.Cover the nori 3/4 of the way with sumeshi,
 
add wanted ingredients. I add cucumber, avacado, green onions, chives, cream cheese to mine,

 It is important to Jullian cut your veggies super super thin. Start rolling the side that is covered all the way with sumeshi. Shape... then cut. It is pretty easy.

I eat mine with soy sauce and Wasabi.

For the meat eaters I add avacado, green onions, Shrimp tempura, chives and cucumber.
Here is what the finished result of Shrimp Tempura Sush Roll
Randy likes his with Soy, Wasabi, Siracha and pickled ginger. I didn't get a shot of the pickled ginger, but you can find that in your grocery produce section.

Have fun and happy sushi eating!!