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Old 01-28-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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Has anyone tried to make their own sushi at home? I would love to do it, but heard that it's pretty difficult, particularly to get the rice right.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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I've made it a lot. If you get yourself a good sushi cookbook, it will explain what kind of rice to use, how to cook and prepare it properly, and anything else you want to know about sushi. Sushi isn't difficult to prepare, it's just particular

Sushi parties are fun! What I do sometimes is throw a sushi party, and everyone that attends has to bring a few ounces of sushi-grade fish. I supply all the other materials and I prepare the rice. Everyone has a blast cutting up the ingredients and rolling their own sushi. Then we sit around and share the sushi, drink sake, and watch bad Japanese movies. It's a great time!

Oh...but be prepared for some fugly-looking sushi until you get the hang of it!! LOL
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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I've made it a lot. If you get yourself a good sushi cookbook, it will explain what kind of rice to use, how to cook and prepare it properly, and anything else you want to know about sushi. Sushi isn't difficult to prepare, it's just particular

Sushi parties are fun! What I do sometimes is throw a sushi party, and everyone that attends has to bring a few ounces of sushi-grade fish. I supply all the other materials and I prepare the rice. Everyone has a blast cutting up the ingredients and rolling their own sushi. Then we sit around and share the sushi, drink sake, and watch bad Japanese movies. It's a great time!
That's exactly what I had in mind! I just have to figure out how to do it first. Did you find the book easy to follow?
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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That's exactly what I had in mind! I just have to figure out how to do it first. Did you find the book easy to follow?
Oh yeah, the one I have has step-by-step color photographs Just go to your local bookstore and check them out until you see one that looks good! Try it, you know you want to! LOL

Oh...two things you do not want to scrimp on...get yourself an electric rice cooker, and a really REALLY good sushi knife. Not just any knife will do. Expect to pay in the realm of $80 for a good one, but it will last you forever.

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Old 01-28-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Okay, you've given me the confidence. I will plan on trying it. Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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How in the world do you get the right fish? I understand these sushi chefs pay a lot of $$ for the perfect piece of fsih and that they go to fish markets to get thier fish so it's not only fresh but exactly what they want.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Some grocery stores will have fish that's labeled as sushi grade. Other than that, I have no idea.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Now that Publix has sushi, i no longer have to make my own! I have befriended the sushi chaf, and if i order ahead, can get whatever i wish.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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How in the world do you get the right fish? I understand these sushi chefs pay a lot of $$ for the perfect piece of fsih and that they go to fish markets to get thier fish so it's not only fresh but exactly what they want.
Where I currently live (Kansas City) it's very VERY difficult to find acceptable fish. The only place I've found it so far is my local Whole Foods Market, and they don't always have it. You can order it though, and it will be flown in fresh. Be prepared to pay the price though, if you don't live on the coast. When I lived on coastal northern California, I just went to the daily fish market and picked up my own.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
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I used to be a sushi chef, I make sushi at home now and then. Kids and hubby love it. I go to a large Asian Market that carry good seafood for sushi. We still prefer going out to eat sushi because I like to have a little bit of everything...
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