Tuesday, 18 January 2011
On saturday The man treated me to sushi from a place near his work.
It was awesome!
So we started off with the rice - you have to use sushi rice.
Seriously - it has to be ultra-sticky! And there is a vinegar mix that you add to it - also quite vital to the overall taste experience.
Follow the directions on the packet meticulously!
Have it all ready.
Then, get your papery seaweed stuff (called Yaki Nori on the packet), line it up on the bamboo mat (yes, we went and bought all the stuff to make it - possibly not the best month for such a financial foodie outlay, but I needed - needed - more!).
And please, don't do it like I did - line it up!
Here's a tip - an important one! That rice is sticky so wet your hands before you work with it.
Look closely - that's why you have to line the seaweed stuff up properly - if you don't, the roll (I think it's also called a California Roll?) will be seriously mucked up.
The Man then sliced the rolls up for us....
and Soy Sauce!
And don't get yourself stressed about how hot the Wasabi is, all it is really is is Horseradish Sauce.
It's probably good for blocked sinuses.
Why was it romantic?
Well, my mother had taken the boys because Miss Piggy was making herself known in rather uncomfortable ways.
After making this we had it as a picnic on the lounge floor.
And then we went for a long walk to try and coax Miss Piggy out.
It didn't work... She's still in there.