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Make Your Own Homemade Sushi

Ever since I moved to the west coast, I have been a die-hard sushi eater. I am a huge fan of spicy tuna, spicy shrimp, and spicy salmon rolls. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!!

Today, I am going to teach you how to make your favorite healthy sushi roll at home.

First, you need chopped raw tuna steak, shrimp, or salmon and mix them with a spicy low calorie sauce (I use a combination of two tablespoons of sriracha and a teaspoon of wasabi) in a large dish.

Next, take your already cooked Japanese short grain rice (the stickiest kind of rice) and spread it evenly on the non-shiny side of the nori (edible seaweed). You can either eat the sushi roll with rice on the inside or rice on the outside; totally your call.

Then, take the tuna, shrimp, or salmon and place it in a small line, along with any extras, like Japanese cucumbers, scallions, sesame seeds or avocado. Lastly, use a sushi mat, found at most grocery stores, to quickly roll the roll into a nice round circle. Use a sharp knife to evenly cut the roll into pieces. Then top each piece with a bit more of the spicy tuna, shrimp, or salmon to finish off the delicious dish. Yummy!!

To make a spicy tuna roll, check out the recipe below:

Sushi Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, shredded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons  sugar
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup white wine

Tuna Roll:

  • 1 small tuna steak (1/3 – 1/2 lb)
  • 3 cups cooked sushi rice with 3 tablespoons seasoned (mirin) rice vinegar stirred in
  • 3 half sheets nori
  • sesame seeds to coat
  • wasabi on the side (for taste)

What’s your favorite sushi roll? Have you ever tried making it at home?

September 29th, 2010

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Brooke Randolph

One of my favorite brunch places in Chicago has daily fruishi - fruit sushi. I tried to figure it out once, but didn't get very far. I'd love a recipe to make fruishi at home - yum!

posted Sep 29th, 2010 11:44 pm



   
 

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