I’ve been cooking since before I could spell hollandaise, but you could fill a turnip truck with the things I don’t know yet.
Like how to make sushi.
The Grill-Meister sprung a date-night gift on me, and we learned that very skill last month, at the Well Done Cooking Class in Houston, Texas. We went after work on a Wednesday, still dressed in our corporate wonk outfits, but had a rockin’ good time pretending to be sushi chefs.
Dear Readers, sushi is fun to create. It’s like playing with your food, and you still get to eat it. In a cooking class, someone else has done the prep work, chopping, measuring and making the special rice called nishiki. You just get to assemble, roll, slice and present. Fun, fun, fun!
This is a California Roll in the making.
All rolled up in its nori (seaweed).
Working on knife skills.
Here we are, two proud “parents” of our first sushi roll, the California Roll.
Spicy Tuna Maki was another of our creations.
I tried hard to create a beautiful presentation.
What do you think?
Next is the Philly Roll: cream cheese, smoked salmon and cucumber.
The Grill-Meister had better sushi-rolling instincts, so I was the photographer.
It’s a good idea to mush it together (a technical term) after rolling, so it stays in one piece.
I was the better garnisher / food stylist, so I got to play with the food more.
The last one we made was a Surf and Turf, a combination of salmon, cream cheese, jalapeño, cooked sirloin, spicy mayo and Panko. Yum!!!
We left this date night very full of sushi, and even more full of ideas to make our own. More to come.
And if you’re wondering, does making sushi together make a good date night?, the answer is a resounding YES! It’s just as fun as our previous experience: Date Night: How to Make Fresh Pasta.
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7 thoughts on “Date Night: Learning to Make Sushi”
Oh, I so love sushi, so this is totally welcome, and you sure made it look do-able!
It WAS do-able! And fun, like finger-painting.
Anne, it IS! (Doable, I mean.) The hardest part is making the special sushi rice, which the cooking class folks had already done. A subsequent sushi-making event here at home went fairly well, though, and I’ll find some time to post about it soon.
I remember those mats when I was little. We never ate sushi then so I think we must have used them as placemats.
Yeah…now that you mention it, I remember them from long ago, too! We definitely didn’t have sushi growing up, so they must’ve been placements somewhere in my past as well. Dual purpose!
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The spicy tuna maki looks delicious!