Monday, July 15, 2013

Seafood Experimenting

After getting bored of preparing and eating the same meals over and over.......and over....we decided to experiment with a little seafood (or imitation seafood, as these sushi rolls would have it). They were a cinch and now California Rolls are a regular on our menu.

Just slice - avocado, crab meat, cucumber, cream cheese. The sushi rice is cooled and then a solution of rice vinegar, sugar, and salt is mixed into it and the combination becomes very sticky which helps in keeping it together once rolled.

The rice spreads onto the Nori paper very reluctantly but you just make it stay. Then just assemble.

And roll. The plastic wrap under the Nori helps to keep the rice and filling from sticking to the cloth - or bamboo mat if you have one - while tightening it back against itself.

One down, four to go.

We found this Wasabi Powder to be the most flavorful and authentic. It reconstitutes to a nice paste and will knock your socks off!


For Father's Day, we tried our hands at lobster tails. After they cooked we diced the meat, made traditional New England style lobster rolls, and were transported back to Connecticut for a few blissful moments.

Well, that was fun. So what's on the menu for tomorrow night? Hmm...looks like tacos.


Matt and Alissa said...

You make it sound so easy. Is it really?

Ben said...

Rolling it the first time might feel kinda tricky, but you soon get the hang of it and it's no trouble at all:)