Sushi Recipes?

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    Feb 19, 2012 7:14 AM GMT
    I'm just starting to start to really enjoy different types of sushi and seeing the prices of it and having my love of cooking I decided to try and make it myself!

    Anyone else make their own sushi? And if so any winning combinations/recipes/tips?

    Thanks
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    Feb 19, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    I have done this and it´s easy. Still quite expensive (good raw fish is not cheap and don´t even think of using the dubious stuff from the supermarket), but not hard. You just need a few bits - the mat etc, but it´s fun.

    I used to do salmon and avocado maki a lot
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    Feb 19, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    I do make my own sushi. But instead of fish, I used cooked hotdogs. Say whatever you want, but people love my shit.
  • Hokenshi

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    Feb 19, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    Living in the land of sushi; $5 gets me a fair amount and for $8 I'm stuffed.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 19, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
    This thread makes my mouth water. Not being a homemade sushi aficionado I cannot say a thing... though I do know where to get some really good sushi in Las Vegas, Boston-metro and Tucson... so hungry for some Sushi/Japanese!
  • calibro

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    Feb 19, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    sushi is deceptively hard when done really, really well, so i don't do much of it
  • Buddha

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    Feb 19, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    I do it sometimes, it's nice doing at home but nothing beats really well done sushi of course.

    Can't really agree on that it's "easy". It's "easy" doing something that's kind of mediocre sushi, but I doubt many people know how to handle the rice properly and cut the fish accordingly. I know I don't, which is why when I want really good sushi I buy it icon_razz.gif

    I remember some Ramsay show when he went to some Japanese restaurant that's been awarded the best sushi, and the newest person to work there had like 5 years of experience of washing rice >.>
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    Feb 19, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    know_wunder saidThis thread makes my mouth water. Not being a homemade sushi aficionado I cannot say a thing... though I do know where to get some really good sushi in Las Vegas, Boston-metro and Tucson... so hungry for some Sushi/Japanese!
    I've been shown a couple great places in Phoenix and Glendale.
    As for making it, that's no fun. It's much more fun to order wine and sake till I can't stand up. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 19, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    I'm a sushi fanatic but it seems like one of those things that should be left to the people trained for years to do it.

    I've heard it takes like years just to master making the rice (for true sushi chefs)
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    Feb 19, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    I don't have the skill or the budget for high-class sushi, but with my Hawaiian roots I do like some spam musubi, lol. It's easy enough for the untalented like me:

    2009-06-18-spam-musubi.jpg

    I also have friends who will fry up some tuna with a little soy sauce as filling for onigiri. You can also do it with salmon. I know onigiri isn't really sushi but it's still pretty good:

    saku_sakeonigiri_peek.jpg
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    Feb 19, 2012 4:51 PM GMT
    Lol I'm gonna have to try spam when I am in Hawaii this summer...maybe I will like it if I am there.
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    Feb 19, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    calibro saidsushi is deceptively hard when done really, really well, so i don't do much of it


    So is making tea. That doesn´t mean that people just don´t make it.
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    Feb 19, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    calibro saidsushi is deceptively hard when done really, really well, so i don't do much of it


    So is making tea. That doesn´t mean that people just don´t make it.


    Psh, tea is easy.

    Hot water + tea bag = tea icon_wink.gif

    Just kidding, I know there's people that do the whole tea thing and are like anti-bag haha
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    Feb 19, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    haha there are so many levels of tea... I´m a semi snob: loose leaf chinese or japanese green tea in ceramic tea pots (I have a japanese and a chinese one). First steeping to wash the leaves, pour off after 10 seconds. Then steepings 2-5 with increasingly hot water. Drink only from small tea cups. No milk. No sugar.

    And that´s not even NEAR the japanese tea ceremony... My point is that the fact that some people finesse an activity a great deal doesn´t mean that those of us who do it less should just not bother.
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    Feb 19, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidhaha there are so many levels of tea... I´m a semi snob: loose leaf chinese or japanese green tea in ceramic tea pots (I have a japanese and a chinese one). First steeping to wash the leaves, pour off after 10 seconds. Then steepings 2-5 with increasingly hot water. Drink only from small tea cups. No milk. No sugar.

    And that´s not even NEAR the japanese tea ceremony... My point is that the fact that some people finesse an activity a great deal doesn´t mean that those of us who do it less should just not bother.


    I always walk into the Teavana store at the mall because their tea is amazing, but I can't justify spending 100 bucks on tea haha
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    Feb 19, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    Wasabi Mayo, Raw Salmon, Daikon sprouts, Mango = win.

    This works for making temaki as well.