Yesterday it was a great day, cycling, drinking a beer at ‘t twiske (www.hettwiske.nl ) in Amsterdam with my friend Marjon, her dog Storm and of course my little baby Kaya Moon..Talking all the day about gardens, food and health! She said on facebook if she’s visiting me, she wanted to eat sushi, because she saw the amazing pictures from sushi I made earlier on facebook. Your wish is my command my lady 😉
So Marjon I discovered you are a real sushi-roller-queen, We made great looking and nice tasting sushi and what is so nice about sushi..you can make a lot of variations, avocado’s cucumber, shitake, just what you like : ). Use your imagination and taste
Down here I put the recipe how we made the sushi…..and the rolling is just practising, everybody can make sushi.
Rolling is just like mediation…..
The ingredients of the sushi (4 persons)
2 steamed carrots cut in stripes
250 gram chestnut mushrooms cut into little stripes and baked shortly in the oil
1 avocado cut into stripes
1/2 steamed zucchini cut into stripes
many sesame seeds roasted or raw (what you like)
3 leaves of bok choy steamed and cut in stripes.
carrot tops cut in little pieces
10 nori sheets
200 gram rice I used brown rice (or try quinoa or bulgur for a different taste)
sushi rice vinegar
100 gram tempeh
for the wasabi sauce
fresh ginger root zest from cube like 5 cm big
a frying pan
a cooking pan
a wooden spoon
a lot of bowls
a place to store the rolled sushi something like a plate
a lot of helping hands (because it takes a lot of time)
some plastic to put on the bamboo-rollingmat
How to start.
Put in a cooking pan the rice together with some water, the brown rice will take 40 minutes to get ready. Use your kitchen timer and sometimes look in the pan if it isn’t burning or the water is totally lost (then poor some new water).
When the rice is boiling you can cut all the vegetables in stripes (+/- 3 cm) and put them in a colander closed with a lid above the boiling rice (now they will get steamed). It will take surround 10 minutes or when the vegetables are soft. Put them in different bowls so its easy to get when you are about to roll the sushi
In a meanwhile cut the tempeh also in big stripes and put some oil in the frying pan and bake till they are golden yellow, set aside to cool down and after make stripes about 3 cm.
Put also in a bowl
Then we make something with the carrot tops, you already cut them in little pieces. You get the wok and put a little water in it with 2 tablespoons of ume su. After you put the tops into the wok and set on a big fire (sauté) it will be ready when it’s darker green. Also this you want to have in a different bowl. (I have this recipe from my school)
Now roast the sesame seed in a frying pan without oil, stay close to it, when the pan is hot they get easily burned black….Put some of the seeds in the carrot tops and put some in a bowl.
I always put in the rice ( and after all this operations the rice will be ready), sesame seed and rice vinegar, I do this with feeling and tasting so it’s up to you what you like. And be sure the rice is sticky
I think everything now is ready for the big action of rolling sushi!
So get a plastic paper and put it surround the bamboo-rollingmat. And your bowls of vegetables and 1 bowl with water for washing your fingers and close the nori-sheet
Put 1 nori sheet on top of it, but beware the smooth site must be on the plastic and the raw site you put the rice on. So now do almost on the whole sheet some thin layer of rice ( thin as possible keep about 5 cm on top free of rice.
Now you can use your imagination what taste do you like? for example but in the middle of the sheet some stripes avocado, carrot, bok choy and mushrooms.
And roll it with the bamboo-rollingmat ( I think you will find on you tube how to roll a sushi, maybe if I have enough time I shall make my own video 🙂 ). So lay the first roll away ( maybe on a plate?) and make like 9 more. When you are finished cut the roll in little pieces just like a sushi And here you are a real nice home-made sushi The carrot tops you can put on the sushi as garnish or put in the sushi whatever you like
You have also variations on the sushi. like the California roll (here the rice is outside of the sheet) You will cut the sheet in half put the raw side of the sheet on top and (you will roll the shortest side), put rice on it and of course let al little piece free of rice. After, you must put the rice-side down on the plastic. Lay in the middle some vegetables on the non rice side and then roll it again and voila here you are it’s nice for the looks!!!
And now make the sauce, i taste the sauce every-time I make it so i cannot say how much paste and shoyu sauce i put in a bowl. Maybe you like the sharpness, you put more wasabi paste and less shoyu and a little bit of water and at the end you put the ginger root zest in it.
Now get some chopsticks, some wine and candles and enjoy your home-made, to be proud of sushi
ボナペティ/ enjoy your meal