Posts Tagged ‘sushi rolls’

Sushi Roll Hall of Shame for 2011

Time for a small rant about some of the disgusting fare that passes for sushi maki these days. Don’t get me wrong, some sushi rolls are wonderful, but some people have gotten totally out of control. We’re going to shed some light on these sushi roll transgressions, and hopefully prevent these kinds of things from […]

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Sushi Hacking 101: how to create a masterpiece!

The right way to create a new roll? Pick a main flavor profile, even if it’s not seafood. OK, of course it’s seafood. If you’re serving rolls with cream cheese you’re probably not creative enough to use other non-traditional combinations of ingredients! Now pick a complementary ingredient. There are plenty of classic matches with veggies, […]

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Sushi Roll Rant Redux

OK following up on our recent Sushi Roll Rant, we decided to carry on bravely in spite of the outrage from tens of kitchen sink sushi roll enthusiasts. Time to repeat the mantra – if you can’t tell what kind of seafood is in your roll, or if there even is any seafood in there, […]

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Sushi roll rules!

So here are our official Sushi Pro guidelines to sushi roll creation. Actually there are no rules, but it’s an excuse for this opinionated writer to force a narrow viewpoint on an impressionable audience. But since you’re here, why not? So take a few minutes away from constructing those PB&J rolls, and read up! Sauces […]

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Making Sushi at Home, part 7: Rolls Galore!

Here are some of the basic techniques for creating the common types of sushi rolls. After you’ve mastered the basics, try to experiment a little. Let’s get started. Classic Roll – take somewhat less than one full sheet, depending on skill level, and cover with sushi rice. But be sure to leave the last inch […]

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Making Sushi at Home, part 6: simple rolls

Enough preparation – let’s make some sushi! Sushi rolls are the best way to get started because they’re fun and easy and can be shared by groups of people. In Japan, simple vegetable rolls like the venerable cucumber roll are very common. These are rolled up half-sheets of nori, with rice on the inside, and […]

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