For those of you who haven’t heard, I broke my hand on Christmas (how fun…). Everyone has been so great though, helping me out and taking care of me. Drew has been especially great, barely letting me lift a finger. He decided to use this opportunity to break out one of his birthday gifts.
I think the real reason that he decided to bring it out now is because he didn’t want my help, and he wanted to do it all on his own. In fact, I’m positive. However, I think it all worked out because Drew made some really tasty sushi!
This past year I got him a “Sushezi”, which promised to deliver perfect, easy sushi rolls. To our surprise, it actually did! Of course, we did manage to get overly confident after the first roll turned out okay, and some of our rolls turned out more like sushi burritos…though still tasty!!
If you are someone who enjoys sushi, and a fun night in, then I suggest that you look into these yourself! (You can pick one up on Amazon for less than $20.00! They make great gifts too! Think birthday, or house warming even)
The process was simple enough. We made sticky rice with sugar and rice vinegar (as per the instructions) and sliced up an array of our favorite fillings. We had tuna, salmon, cucumber, carrots, bean sprouts, cream cheese, avocado and Krab salad (made of imitation krab and mayo). We mixed and matched, and even filled one overly-ambitious roll with a little bit of everything.
There are so many creative sushi combinations now, even if you don’t like fish. Some interesting combinations that I’ve been wanting to try include green onion & portobello mushroom, and buffalo chicken, with celery and blue cheese. You can even go with healthy and sweet fruit sushi with strawberry, kiwi, mango, melon, or pineapple (or combinations of them all!). I can’t wait to try these, as soon as my hand is up to the task.
Until next time,