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.