Sushi is one of the things that Brandon and I go out to dinner for the most. It was never something I was really interested in making at home (mostly because I was intimidated by it) but Brandon kept bringing up wanting to get a sushi kit. Lucky for us, we received a sushi set for Christmas from my sister-in-law’s boyfriend, Stephen. The set is from Crate and Barrel and came with everything you need to get started with making your own sushi – including really cute serving dishes.
We decided to stay in tonight and make sushi. We planned out our menu and made:
- Tuna nigiri
- Smoked salmon nigiri
- Tuna avocado roll
- Bagel roll
- Tuna roll with spicy mayo
All in all, I was really impressed by how well everything turned out. While it wasn’t exactly on par with our favorite sushi restaurant, it was really tasty and a great alternative to going out.
For this post I’m just going to post photos. I just don’t feel like I have a clear enough grasp yet on rolling the perfect sushi roll to walk you guys through it step-by-step but hopefully I’ll get there one day.
I encourage you to try sushi at home if it’s something you’ve thought about doing. It was a fun activity for us to do together – very hands on. My biggest tip would be to make sure that you have really good quality fish (you don’t need as much as you think!) and buy sushi rice and follow the directions very closely. There are tons of online guides for rolling your own sushi and the instructions are probably far better than anything you’d get from me at this point. We used a Sushi book and the Cooking Light cookbook as guides tonight.
And I had to include this last picture of Brandon enjoying his feast!