The Grill-Meister and I learned to make sushi recently, in a class we took as a date night. Fun, fun, fun!
Could We Do It at Home?
But could we do it at home? In the class, everything was prepped by some magical sous chef genie person ahead of time and all we had to do was put it together. At home, we’d have to procure the right ingredients, make the special sticky rice, do all the chopping, etc. Would it be as good – and would homemade sushi be worth the time and effort?
Homemade Sushi Guidebooks
I did what I always do when tacking something new: find a book. Google is great but I still love to have something tangible in my hands, too. And, if one book is good, two are better!
Gear, we also needed gear!
Special Ingredients for Homemade Sushi
Making sushi at home requires ingredients that aren’t already in the pantry.
Amazon was the source of most of it. The rest (not pictured) came from the grocery store.
Homemade Sushi: The Results
The results? Not bad! Not bad at all. We made four kinds of sushi in about an hour one evening, after I started the process earlier in the day by making the sticky rice and chopping the ingredients.
Our homemade sushi was a really good first try, but we both felt like it would have been very difficult if we hadn’t gone to the class and learned the basics. Date night classes pay off!