Friday, September 3, 2010

California...Knows How To Party

Okay, California Rolls instead of "knows how to party" :)

Since I have been really into trying new things lately, I decided I wanted to learn how to make sushi. This experiment went really well,  the rolls were simply delicious! Here is a re-cap of how you make sushi rolls.

Put a sheet of plastic wrap down over a clean tea towel, on a cutting board. (You can use a bamboo roller, I couldn't find one so I went with out and dont think you really need it.)

Get all of your delicious ingredients ready before starting. You will need :

Sticky, cooked pearl rice (only sushi / pearl rice will work)
Nori Sushi Wrappers
Sesame Seeds
Crab Meat

IMPORTANT put the Nori shiny side down on the plastic wrap. Oil your hands (I used cooking spray) and spread rice over the Nori. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Flip the Nori over so the rice side is down.

In the middle of the sheet first put avocado (because it will naturally stick to the sheet) then cucumber and then crab meat.

Then ROLL BABY ROLL. You want to tighten the roll as you go, so roll and pull.

Ta -da! A gorgeous sushi roll!
Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator, it will be easier to cut when chilled.

 I cut the rolls into 6 pieces, trimming the edges. 

DH made the rolls pictured below, instead of flipping the Nori he put the ingredients all inside. They turned out gorgeous.

Serve with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger.