I know what you might be thinking. If you’re anything like me, eating fish now scares the crap outa you thanks to the Fukushima disaster. I don’t care what anyone says, the radiation from Fukushima IS significant and scary so we don’t do this everyday.
This is the first time in a while that we’ve eaten fish and when we want some sushi we don’t go out for all you can eat.No, no. We make it right in our very own kitchen.
If you’re thinking: Sushi night? Hell yeah! Go ahead, read on.
Do it yourself:
While waiting for the rice we cut the cucumber into fine strips.
Then make the rice sauce which is comprised of rice vinegar, sugar (we used agave) and a bit of salt. You can also use horse radish instead of pre-made wasabi. It has the same flavour and isn’t filled with preservatives. Mix a bit of horse radish with soy sauce.
Next, prepare steamed octopus for the Tako Sushi, avocado cream cheese and asparagus.
Remember to buy fresh fish. We got ours at Aquarius Fish Market. They were really helpful and told us which fish was best to use for sushi, how much etc. They even took the skin off for us… but we asked them not to throw it away. We decided to keep it and will use for salmon skin rolls.
Cut seaweed (Nori) into strips. You can find Nori in packages at most grocery stores in the specialty food section and almost all asian markets. Place sushi under the steamed octopus and wrap with the Nori.
We ended up getting salmon and tuna from the fish market as well. We bought about $35 worth and could not finish it all. Use the fish for sushi, sashimi and/or rolls to get the most out of your purchase.
To start our roll we put rice on the nori and sprinkled some chia seeds on there. You can roll it two ways: with the rice on the inside or the outside. You’ll see what I mean in the photos below.
We decided to make a tuna roll, smothered in a spicy sauce made from teriyaki sauce and mayonnaise, avocado and raw asparagus. This combination makes the texture crunchy, yet smooth. Of course, you can use whatever add ons you’d like. I’ve tried sushi rolls with mango… and even grapes!
Feel free to be creative. I really loved this simple combination: tuna, avocado and cream cheese.
We were so stuffed by the end of the night. Thank you to my 남자친구 Kiuk!
You’re a wonderful chef!