Attempt to make some Sushi

sushi ingedientsI am the kind of person that likes to use every pot in my kitchen when it comes to cooking.  No matter if it’s just me eating or if I have visitors, pots everywhere.  Last week while doing a little bit of a spring clean in my spare room I came across a book I bought many months ago – Quick and Easy Sushi.

While out at Tesco I came across a section that had the ingredients to make Sushi, rice, seaweed, ginger, wasabi, and soya sauce.I thought what the heck I am going to try this. I love Sushi so really I was already setting myself high standards.

I bought some Scottish salmon, cucumber and avocado and went home to start the mysterious ways of creating sushi.  Following the instructions on the rice packet I boiled the rice and left it. While it was cooking down I started to cut the salmon, cucumber and the avocado into strips.sushi rolls

Once I had drained the rice after it cooling I started putting a thin layer onto the seaweed.  The layer was in place so following the tips in Quick and Easy Sushi I placed the strips of salmon and cucumber/avocado onto the layer of which I then rolled.

After alternating the ingredients I had finished with 3 rolls. Upon trying them by complimenting each roll with ginger, wasabi and soya sauce I was fairly happy with the results. This experience has shown me that it’s an art, one that will take a while to master. From ingredients to rolling it’s not “that simple” and again this was just the rolls.   The book contains many different recipes which I am going to try. 

If you’re looking for a simple sushi recipe and instructions check out the following pages:


  • mike huang
    Posted February 26, 2008 2:11 am 0Likes

    My wife also loves to cook and dang…I end up washing dozens of pots and pans 🙁


  • Jason Boom
    Posted February 27, 2008 5:55 am 0Likes

    A good friend of mine is engaged to a Japanese girl. She has shown me a few times how to roll sushi, but I can never seem to get it right. It looks like you did a good job with it.

    It’s making me hungry!

  • Paul E. Zimmerman
    Posted March 2, 2008 12:10 am 0Likes

    I should try this! I love sushi, but I hate the prices it commands in restaurants. Best of all worlds, here. 🙂

  • Simon Jones
    Posted March 23, 2008 1:41 pm 0Likes

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE OVE LOVE sushi! But it’s so damn hard to get good fresh sushi living in the UK, even in Liverpool, a port town. (Hmm, what kind of sushi would come from Liverpool I wonder?).

    I eat it ALL the time when I am in Portland, Oregon.

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