A week has passed since Thanksgiving and all the leftovers are finally gone from my fridge. The most anticipated meal of the year sets high standards for dinners everywhere. And so for weeks to come we must try to find foods that will fill the empty void in our stomachs.
When I think of something completely opposite from the traditional Thanksgiving day feast, and yet something undeniably delicious, one thing comes to mind: sushi.
Japanese style sushi, wrapped in seaweed and sticky rice, is at the top of my favorite foods list. And the fact that I don’t get to eat it as often as I’d like makes it even more of a novelty food.
So this weeks gadget lets you bring the art of sushi making into your own kitchen. The Sushi Chef Sushi Making Kit comes with all the supplies including nori seaweed sheets, a bamboo rolling mat and a rice paddle. Ingredients for the perfect sushi roll are part of the package with rice vinegar, wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger.
And to make the process of homemade sushi even easier this kit comes with step-by-step instructions along with a short history of the art of sushi. So while you’re whipping up a healthy, authentic Japanese dinner you can impress your guests with all the knowledge you’ve acquired on the ancient art.
Once you get the technique of rice rolling down the only step left is to put some fresh ingredients inside your sush. Fresh veggies like cucumbers, avocado, carrot and scallions are perfect on their own or to pair with fresh, sushi-grade seafood. Tuna and salmon are my two favorite fish to roll. But scallops, shrimp and crab meat are amazing fillers as well.
You can go raw or cooked, whichever you prefer. For first time sushi-ers you might try just a veggie roll. Or a Philadelphia roll, which has smoked salmon, cream cheese and scallions, is often a crowd pleaser.
This sushi kit is available from Amazon for 34.99$ and is also available at Target and other retailers. It is perfect for entertaining or for gifting. Sushi making will break the often tiresome routine of cooking dinner with a hands-on, homemade experience.
As you roll your sushi you’re able to see each ingredient going into it that makes the meal complete. It’s healthy, hearty and definitely a step outside the box for those who don’t eat sushi on a regular basis. So if you’re new to the world of sushi, or a seasoned veteran, this home sushi kit will not disappoint!