Thursday, July 03, 2008

ReC!Pe: Sushi Rolls

Sushi Rolls

Cucumber tuna makiMaki or sushi roll is one of the best known sushi and also one of the easiest to prepare. Perfect for beginners and pro-s alike!

What You Need:
Toasted yaki-nori (seaweed) [Available readily toasted in 10 or 20 sheet packages]
Tezu (Bowl filled with cold water, 1 tablespoon rice vinegar added)
Sushi rice (See here)

As for the fillings, it is really up to your creativity ;) Some of the more commonly used though are:
  • Sashimi tuna/salmon, cut into 1cm-thick strips
  • Unagi (Grilled eel), cut into 1cm-thick strips
  • Crab sticks, cooked
  • Japanese cucumber, halved and cut into thin, long strips
  • Kanpyo (Dried gourd) [available at Gama supermarket]
  • Tuna flakes [e.g Ayam Brand Tuna Mayonnaise]

What To Do:
  1. Fold one sheet of seaweed in half, parallel with the lines marked on the rough side of the seaweed. Cut along fold. Place a half sheet seaweed, shiny side down, across bamboo mat, with the edge of the seaweed about 2cm away from the edge of the bamboo mat closer to you.
  2. Moisten fingers in bowl of vinegared water to prevent the rice roll from sticking to fingers. Spread rice onto seaweed with your fingers, leaving a 2cm space at the top of the seaweed sheet.
  3. Using fingers, swipe a dab of wasabi across center of rice, flattening it out evenly. This step is optional if you are not really a fan of wasabi. I would recommend a dab of wasabi if you are using sashimi tuna/salmon.
  4. Place desired ingredient, end to end, in a row across the centre of the rice.
  5. Starting with the edge closest to you, pick up the mat, holding it with the thumb and index fingers of both hands. Use remaining fingers to hold filling in place as you roll mat Flower-shaped kanpyo makiaway from you. Roll forward, pressing gently but tightly so that the empty 2cm strip seals the sushi roll.
  6. Unroll mat and remove sushi roll. Using a moist, very sharp knife, cut the roll in half. Slice through both rolls together twice, giving a total of 6 bite-sized pieces.
  7. Repeat with other ingredients. Serve with soy sauce and wasabi.

There you go; Sushi Rolls! ^_^

11 tots:

念鸿 said...

mmmm .... sounds delicious ....

gonna try it some day, my housemates did it many times, but not sure if it is as good as urs :p

Catherine said...

haha ya try it out. There's more satisfaction when you made it urself hehe..

As good as mine? Haha, how sure are you that mine's even good at all..could be just looked nice on pictures nia :P

mELbiEpiE said...

Sounds professional nia....kekekeke.....I would really love to try one day too....but never had the chance =(

Who knows, perhaps in the future there'll be a
*MY-sushisushi* in Penang~ HEHE

Catherine said...

Hehe do try it out when you have time!

MY-sushisushi? LOL..maybe if you perfected the skill then we can open together :P:P B-MY_SushiSushi haha

tango said...

wow...must get my mom to bookmark your site now!

kin kin go and tell her now...

Catherine said...

Haha, later your mum will say "What?! Ask a 20-30yrs cooking experience me to follow recipes of an unknown..What a joke!" :P

Anonymous said...

u missed out step 8!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. Serve the makis to my darling niecy who is waitin eagerly at the table, not forgetting the sake too.


Anonymous said...

Pat, she is trying to hide the news/info again...She is trying to "divert" the question like:

"when you want to serve sushi for your niecy?"

and now, I would like to add one more question:

"who is your niecy?"

hehehe :P :P

Catherine said...

Who is this anonymous? Do you even know Pat? LOL

Because if you do, then you would know who niecy is..And why would I try to hide/divert when obviously you are the only who dun get what Pat is talking about :P

Oh and Pat, you should try to make the makis, then add step8 for yourself "Serve makis to my beloved aunt who is longing for some sushi and pocket money (dun mind cash)" :P:P

Anonymous said...

yah only I know Pat is your niecy...

tango said...

haha...when it comes to cooking or baking, my mum never stops learning. She is willing to learn from anyone, including you!

Furthermore, you have your sushi photos as proof.

Although, the sushi might looks nice nia on the pic like what you mentioned but the unagi sushi really looks oishiiiiiiii!

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