Monday, March 30, 2009

Sushi Party

Saturday night we went to a friend's house. I'll call him the Sushi Master (pictured below). The Sushi Master and his lovely wife hosted a wonderful sushi dinner for nine. The best part was he let us participate by helping to make the sushi. We had so much fun.
I learned a lot about preparing sushi. I always thought it would be too difficult, but it wasn't. Having someone show you and then doing it yourself is the best way to learn.

The rice is the most important part of sushi. For a recipe for sushi rice click HERE. This website has great information about sushi.

Then you need to slice up all the veggies and fish. We got a chance to chop and slice celery, cucumber, carrots, crab meat, salmon, tuna, shrimp and avocado. We had lots of fun and it didn't feel like work. When we were all done, we had so much sushi to eat.

Here are some pictures from our night.

On the left cucumber and carrots. On the right Jessica slicing cucumbers.
Skilled hands slicing avocados and cucumbers.









Rice with salmon about to be placed on top. Watch out these had a dab of wasabi on top of rice. Scott's handiwork.








First you apply the rice. A nice thin layer. Then add crab, carrots, cucumbers, avocados.









Roll nice and tight. My first sushi roll on the left. It looks pretty on the plate.









Everyone's having fun. Mandy and her hubby Mike. Mike's spicy tuna roll looks like a fish doesn't it?









What a feast. We did put a big dent in this spread. I enjoyed every bite.









This is what happens when you put too much wasabi on your sushi.

26 comments:

Shionge said...

I can only say that it's a great party alright ;)

The Curnews (Demara) said...

WOW it looks real good!

We eat sushi at least once a week!!

At one of our client's restaurants. "Midori Japanese Restaurant". We LOVE it!

I've made sushi lots, but never sashimi! I'm amazed you dared to eat your OWN raw fish!!

Mike said...

My wife loves sushi. I don't (and please don't hate me for saying that).


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chelle said...

Sushi is our default company is coming over dish! We love it!

You guys had fun that is awesome!

Susan said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. I'll pass on the sushi.
Susan

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Brenda said...

Looks like a fun time, however I'd have to have mine cooked. Is there such a thing as cooked sushi? Or is that an oxymoron? I really don't know. That last picture is fun!

Bex said...

the wasabi picture? classic! that party looks like sooooo much fun!

Angie said...

I've never had sushi before, but that looks really tasty! Looks like it was a great party! :)

Jen said...

That looks yummy and fun!

palmtreefanatic said...

Wow! Thanks for the step by step process! Thats really neat!
I never had the nerve to try this dish, but looks like you had a great time!

Monica said...

What a fun idea...getting together to MAKE the sushi! I'm not wild about EATING sushi, but it looks like it was a lot of fun making it (with everyone all there pitching in!)!!!

SaraLynn said...

How fun! I never thought about a sushi party!!!

Dawn said...

Interesting - but I don't think I'd join in on the raw seafood. Looks like you have a great time!

Strider said...

I like what Terry Bradshaw called sushi......"bait!"

Strider said...

BTW....Grammy and Tabs are visiting the grandsons in SC this week. She is having a great time with the boys. Later. Strider

Art said...

SUSHI!!! I love it! I make my rice in the oven and it is the best and easiest recipe I've ever tried.

It always amuses me that some people think "sushi" means "raw fish"...

As you obviously know, it's all about the rice!

elizabeth embracing life said...

I totally just got an education from your pictures. I love sushi, but have never thought to make my own. This all looks so yummy.

Theresa said...

Great, now I'm hungry for sushi and I live in the boondocks...there aint no sushi in these here parts....

Louise said...

Mmmmmmmmmm I LOVE LOVE LOVE SUSHI!!
I don't know that I would make my own though I don't have the patience for that!
That looks so good though!!

Lala's world said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I LOVE me sushi!! making my mouth drool!

Christina said...

I can only imagine me trying this out. I am not too good with things you have to roll up. Like egg rolls, burritos, etc.

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Ann(ie) said...

What a fun partay!!! Sushi rules. Excuse me while I go get Mateo so he can throw me a sushi party. 8)

Damselfly said...

You're right, the best way to learn is to have someone show you how to do something! Looks as though you had fun.

MoziEsmé said...

Looks like such fun! Though any wasabi is too much in my opinion :)