Thursday, February 12, 2009
In our magazine, we talk a lot about "Farmer Ingenuity". I think Midwesterners are especially good at this way of thinking--and so are crafters from around the world.
So when I got a strong hankering for sushi--and trust me, there is none within lunch distance, I had to resort to my own powers. The local Wal-Mart does, however carry these little hand-roll sized nori sheets. And wasabi. Strange, and I have the feeling that I'm the only one buying them, but oh well.
Last time I made sushi it turned out--as my loving husband put it--tasting like a sock soaked in vinegar. And it really kind of did. This time I skipped the vingear. I used simple shrimp, avocado and a tiny tiny sliver of cream cheese (which I'm pretty sure is not on the Japanese diet, but I like it, so there.)
I bought my little rolling mat at the "Oriental Foods" (That's the name, I'm not being politically incorrect) store in Columbia--thank God I live near a University town!
This was delicious, and pretty cheap, and only took about 30 minutes, including the rice! Last time it took like 4 hours! And I'm so thrilled that I can now make my own. That soy and wasabi combination immediately puts a smile on my face.
Here's a YouTube Video tutorial--it's pretty easy!!