I can’t deny it……..I’m really proud of my first sushi roll ever!!!
I also may or may not have done a little sushi dance that would be mortifying had anyone been watching. It’s just, I’ve been wanting to make sushi since I first started cooking and I have never done it until now, what’s wrong with me? Clearly, I’m no professional at it (yet), but still, SUSHI! Granted, I did cheat a little and go with cooked meat over raw and I didn’t add anything crazy like turtle or alligator, sorry guys. Next time…….
I think this could be the beginning of me embracing being a technical adult and starting to make real adult food. Haha, just kidding!. I’m not really sure how you all perceive my level of expertise, but let me assure you that whatever amount of credit you give me is undeserved. I’m usually just making things up as I go along. If you could see the behind the scenes you’d know this. Seriously, the kitchen is more of my playground then my workplace and it’s always a mess. I’m telling you this to let you know that if I can make make sushi then so can you.
It’s not that hard to make at all, for real. Part of the reason I’ve never made it before is that I’ve always thought you had to have special sushi mats and completely authentic Japanese-sushi-rolling-skills or something. I know it probably works better with an actual bamboo sushi mat (plus said sushi skills), but I cheated again and used a plain old bamboo table place mat instead, and it totally worked. I’ll bet there are many things you could use to substitute if you don’t have a sushi mat either, but if you do happen to have one then that’s great too.
I feel like the entire world of sushi flavors is open to me now and I’m totally going to try other kinds soon. When I was taking pictures people in my family kept passing through the room and saying things like “Hey, when did we get sushi!” or “Did you buy that, Tori, where did you get it?”. Then I had the pleasure of revealing that I am now a maker, and future master, of sushi-ing to their disbelief and surprise! I can’t wait to make it for friends and be able to claim the title of sushi-er, YES! See how mature I am.
The key point is getting it tightly wrapped into a sushi shape, that’s what matters. I know the roll I did as a demo in my GIF is not the most perfect one ever, but my later ones started getting pretty good. Practice makes perfect here people, I know you can do it.( P.S. Soy sauce and wasabi are a must with sushi!)