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Episode: “The Greatest Homemade Sushi and Sushi Rice”
To get right to the point, I just taught myself how to make sushi; some of the best and freshest homemade sushi. From my imagination I have created the CRAZIEST and DELICIOUS special sushi roll that I have ever seen which I wanted to share this with you!!! I call it The Great Chow “Sea Serpent Special Sushi Roll.” 2 Gigantic Shrimp Prawns on top and a crab/avocado/fish eggs on bottom; sauced up with Spicy Mayo, Wasabi Sauce and delicious orange roe (masago). I did use my Instant Pot IP-DUO60 Pressure cooker to make fantastic sushi rice (recipe below)! So what is so cool about making your own creations? You have the culinary power!!! Make your creations as small and elegant, simple or complex, or as CRAZY and tasty as you want! Do You want Sushi Making Videos to watch ??? Please comment below!
Sushi is tasty, creative and fun to learn…
Sushi making is creative, tasty and something I have always wanted to take the time to learn to make. For a weeks I studied YouTube videos, watched how to make sushi videos, studied the booklet that came with the a sushi at home kit. This time while visiting my favorite Sushi restaurant instead of watching at the bar, I studied their technique and took mental notes. The best way to learn (anything) is just to do it and get the reference experience from just doing! So this is what I have done.
I prepared myself well. Made my sushi shopping list, found the one of the best ASIAN markets and made the mission to H-Mart (lol , YES; H-Mart) in Edison NJ. I took advantage a long weekend to immerse myself in the world of “how to make sushi.” Here are some amazing seafood pictures from my trip!
The Great Chow Sea Serpent Special Sushi Roll:
This roll is fierce and tasty. It was created from my imagination. It is also the very first full sized special roll that I have ever made. The Giant Shrimp Prawns were $22lb, I bought 3 for $25 at the end of the day with all ingredients; crab/avocado/fish eggs inside; sauced up with Spicy Mayo, Wasabi Sauce and Flying fish Eggs (masago) this would be a $50 roll. Definitely worth the experience and it was absolutely super delicious. I enjoyed every moment.
My favorite sushi condiment is Spicy Mayo (Great Chow Recipe below). Not only can this be served with sushi, but it is also fantastic with seared scallops or grilled shrimp!
- 1/2 cup gourmet mayo (please use a gourmet mayo or homemade mayo)
- 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha chili paste (taste after first tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime (yes… lime!)
- 2 tablespoons Masago (optional)
***Masago are the little orange fish eggs/caviar which are sweet (optional but takes flavor to the the next level of deliciousness). Masago is the roe of Capelin, an Atlantic and Artic fish.
For my amazingly perfect fluffy and sticky Sushi Rice I use a pressure cooker that is also an amazing rice cooker. I do use the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 pressure cooker which is a best seller on Amazon. Any pressure cooker, rice cooker will achieve the same delicious result (rice cooker times will change, see product specs).
- 2 cups sushi rice
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons finely granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Rinse sushi rice under the kitchen sink faucet in a fine strainer until the cloudy water runs clear and add to the pressure cooker with 3 cups filtered water.
- Attach pressure cooker lid, set pressure release to the “seal” position, manually set the pressure cooker to 11 minutes, when time is up Quick Release the pressure .
- Add rice vinegar, vegetable oil and sugar to a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 45 seconds.
- Gently fold in the Rice Vinegar mixture a little at a time with a wooden spoon, wood paddle or large spoon.
The Sushi Rolls
The Sushi Rice was perfect. Warm, fluffy, delicious and tender sushi rice bonded all of the ingredients together perfectly.
Cucumber Roll – This was the very first roll I chose to learn how to roll sushi with a bamboo roller. I use an English Cucumber because of its fresh and its as “cool as a cucumber” flavor.
California and Spicy Crab Rolls (These are amazing!)
Sweet crab sticks and avacado topped with masago. Cool insides and warm rice outsides with a sweet crunch of masago. Spicy crab is a mixture of homemade spicy mayo and crab rolled up in a inside / out (sushi rice and sesame seeds on the outside). The special spicy crab roll is a California Roll that is topped with the spicy crab and masago. Its a fantastic full sized special that everyone can enjoy.
Spicy Salmon Roll
(Make Spicy Tuna the Same way). I love Salmon. It was a pleasure to work with it and enjoy the fresh and tender sushi grade salmon. It is a combination of a half cup of finely chopped up Salmon, 2 tablespoons of Spicy Mayo, finely chopped scallion, teaspoon of black sesame oil and rolled up in toasty Nori (toasted seaweed wrap) and toasted sesame seeds.
Hope you enjoyed this sushi presentation. Since this was my very first documented sushi attempt, I will continue to create awesome sushi and update this page further. Just wait until you see Great Chow Fire Dragon Roll – I promise it will be nothing short of amazing with breathing fire and smoke!
If this is something you would really like to learn, let me know, just comment below or send a private message. Don’t forget to subscribe to GreatChowTV, and Great Chow on YouTube for tasty new videos!
See you next time !
Thank you so much,
~ Jason (Great Chow Jay)
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