Once I learned how to make sushi at home, I simply couldn’t stop! After countless outings to local sushi dates at different restaurants with my fiance, I came to a realization that we could be saving money, even hundreds of dollars, by making it ourselves at home. Not to mention how working together in a private setting is more intimate and pretty romantic. I had no idea that it could be so easy…and after teaching my fiance how to roll sushi, he was really impressed!! Of course there is always the plus side to the ability of enjoying sushi with your loved one at any hour of the night. And after drinks, kisses, and laughs, it was a really cute and creative way to enjoy our evening together. A romantic evening for two!! And for less than a $50 dollar restaurant meal. (When I say we eat sushi..I mean we LOVE to eat sushi!) Here I’ll show you everything you need to get started.
How To Make A Simple Spicey Salmon Roll – Fast, super easy, and really fun!!
What you will need:
* Bamboo rolling sheet made for sushi
(Note: Impossible to find in stores…believe me I looked everywhere. I will provide link at the bottom of this post for an affordable solution)
* Seaweed rolling paper sheets
* Cream cheese
* Fresh Salmon
* Rice (Medium/Long grain white rice works fine)
* Sweet Rice Cooking Wine – Mirin
* Have a small bowl of water on the side
First – Prepare your rice. Measure 1 cup of rice. Add 2 cups of water to pot and bring to boil. Once boiling, add your rice and cover. Cook for 20 minutes. Once the rice is ready, stir and refrigerate while you prepare other ingredients.
First – Prepare all of your veggies/fruit. Cut and dice cucumber and celery into very small rectangles. Set aside on plate.
Next – Diagonally slice thin pieces of fresh salmon and set aside on plate.
Take your Bamboo rolling sheet, and cover with saran wrap. (Bits of rice may get stuck on rolling sheet if you skip this step)
Place one Seaweed Sheet on your Bamboo rolling sheet, SHINEY SIDE DOWN! This step is important because the rice sticks to the dull side. If you want smaller sushi pieces, tear the seaweed sheet in half. For larger pieces, use entire sheet per sushi roll.
Next, spread a thin layer of cream cheese all over the Seaweed Sheet (Just like making a sandwich)
Take out your rice and stir in a teaspoon of Sweet Rice Cooking Wine
Next, wet your hands in the bowl of water, and grab a little less than a hand full of rice. The water on your hands helps it stick.
Spread your rice all over the Seaweed sheet.
Take your thinly sliced fresh Salmon and place vertically to make a straight line, covering the width of the seaweed paper.
Next, add your diced cucumber and celery. Again, Vertically, this calls for easy rolling.
Take a couple of thin slices of avocado and layer on top of other ingredients.
*Time to Roll!*
This part is easy once you get the hang of it. Make sure your seaweed paper, with layered ingredients, is closest to the bottom of the Bamboo rolling sheet. Take bottom of bamboo, and literally roll over, slightly applying pressure to ingredients to keep them tightly pressed together. Continue this process until the entire Bamboo sheet has been rolled over all the way.
Unfold your Bamboo rolling sheet, and… BAM!
Your sushi rolling was a success!!
Finally, cut sushi roll into 4 or 5 bite size pieces, however you see fit..and…
I love to use this oriental spicey mayo with this roll in particular. It’s called Sriracha Mayo. It is extremely delicious. If you’re a classic soy sauce with sushi type of person, that’s fine too!! You can always substitute ingredients in the center and create your own sushi roll designed to fit your own unique taste. Feel free to switch and substitute other ingredients.
I hope you enjoy making your own sushi!!
^^^Click this link and you can grab your own sushi making kit to save time making your sushi venture super easy. I wish someone would have showed me this while I was determined to make sushi by taping together bamboo shish-kabob skewers that I bought from the store! Hopefully there’s someone that I’ve helped by making this post, and simply won’t have the problem I had!!
About the Kit –
*Easiest way to make sushi and for whole family to use
*Detachable sushi mat so you can put it in the dishwasher with silverware.
*Comes complete with training frame, non-stick paddle, and the SushiQuik roll cutter.
*Makes all sushi roll sizes including rolls with rice on the outside.
*Easiest and most complete sushi kit on the market.
Also, you might want to get the perfect cutting knife for the occasion. Click link below!
*Overall Dimensions 13.25″ x 1.8″ – Blade Dimensions 8″ x 1.8″
*Color: Black – Handle Material Plastic – Blade Material Stainless Steel
*Rocker Blade Design
*Non-stick coating and 10 integrated holes in the blade
Excellent for making perfect sushi!
Having trouble finding your Seaweed sheets in store? No problem! Click this link.
*Deluxe Roasted Seaweed 50 sheets in resealable package
*Each sheet has perforated sections so it can be easily cut
*Perfect for rolling sushi
*Each sushi nori seaweed sheet is approximately 7″ x 8″
*Net Wt 4.5 oz (130g)
Thanks for reading!!
Have a happy and healthy day everyone!