Sushi Love

There are so many blogs/ recipes pages, telling you how to make one of Japans most famous exports. I am not rewriting the rule book here, but after an oxfam bookshop find of the month, in the format of an old school Sushi prep book, Susie and I have made more Sushi than you can shake a stick at, and whilst i agree that there’s not to much cooking involved there is a certain amount of deft of touch, flavour balancing, and prettifying that all needs to come together to make something tasty, that looks good and keeps the biggest Sushi fan (my girlfriend) happy ! No easy feat as discovered on the weekend. We got there in the end, and i smashed it with a classic combo which i have listed below. The most important thing to remember with Sushi is to experiment with flavours you love, flavours that you know work and a have a go mentality here really can go a long way !

A couple of potentially tricky little items to pick up for making Sushi, but to be honest have a good search around a big supermarket or an Asian Deli ( Even Guildfords got a couple of these now) and you will definite find it, and failing that the World Wide Web will be able to deliver to your door all that you will need. the most essential item you are going to need is the Makisu. This is basically a mat that is woven from bamboo, looks a little like a fancy placemat that silly people with too much money might buy from Heals or the like, because its quite earthy looking !! Once you have this, you are almost ready to roll..Pardon the pun

Ingredients :

    • 1 Cup of Sushi Rice.
    • A Pinch of Sea Salt
    • 2 Tbl Rice Vinegar
    • 1 Tbl Sugar
    • Or replace all 3 of the above with a Sushi Seasoning bottle. ( a lovely flavour and saves some of the fiddling about)
    • Nori. (Seaweed Sheets for wrapping your Sushi.

    For the filling :

    • Avocados
    • Carrots
    • Tinned Tuna
    • Omelette
    • Peppers
    • Chilli
    • Sesame Seeds
    • Smoked Salmon
    • Fresh Tuna(this means the freshest tuna you can buy)
    • Fresh Salmon Fillets.

The list of fillings could go on and on, but above are some the classics as long as you’d like to make it really.


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Categories: Mains Away, Recipes, Somethings Fishy, Start things with a bang


I'm a man who has had his fair share of tough times, and kicks in the teeth, but has always found solace in food and the happiness that it can bring to people... I love buying, trying, cooking, inventing, talking, playing with food as much as i can.. I believe everyone in this world has a passion. For some people it falls into their laps and for some people, they are still searching for it, but when it comes, when that day finally dawns, embrace it, follow it chase it down at the first opportunity you get.....Only good will come of pursuing something you love !


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