,,SELF/HOME MADE” Japanese Avocado Maki Sushi – Soy Sauce – Wasabi ….
I hope I will not disappoint you but I have to confess something. Oh Gosh – this is going to be hard. OK = This Avocado sushi was made by a Slovakian girl – Me.
I know, I know.
Sushi is a traditional Japanese food and I know that I’m not supposed/allowed to do this because I’m not Japanese, even though many people ask me if I’m from Asia (maybe it’s because of my eyes) but I couldn’t ,,Not to make this” and ,,Not to show you this”. I apologize, I just couldn’t resist.
Well, simple answer: I LOVE SUSHI.
And when I tell you that I love sushi you wouldn’t believe me when I tell you that I used to hate sushi. Really. I couldn’t even get it into my mouth, I couldn’t smell it, taste it. I didn’t like the smell and taste of the seaweeds. It was so strong taste of sea and fish and…. Eww.
I apologize but that was my reaction in the past. It made me really sick. That’s the truth.
Then don’t know what happened or what changed that I like sushi now. Honestly, I have no idea.
But to be honest, I don’t really like the Pickled Ginger. I never did. I only eat it when I have to and that’s only when I’m getting ill. I make a ginger tea and ginger with honey and lemon. It’s really disgusting to me, but I quickly eat it because I know that it’s extremely healthy and it literally get me up on my legs. When I was little my dad always gave me that Ginger Medicine. I hated it. But I convinced myself to eat it.
So, how did I come up with the idea of publishing this Avocado Sushi?
No idea actually. It just came up at that moment when:
One day, I was cleaning my room and throwing out everything I don’t need. Like everybody does ones in a while. And I found this sushi set that I have given to my dad as a Xmas present. But nobody has ever used it. Not even once. I asked my mom what am I supposed to do with it. It was not so expensive, but it wasn’t cheap either. And you don’t want to throw your dads Xmas present that you gave him many years ago. Even though you know that it wasn’t used even one time. And this thing is supposed to be for using. It’s not one of those presents that are sitting on a table as a decoration or sitting on a commode looking at you and catching the dust. No, this one is meant to be for using.
My mom wanted to sell it somewhere. So I put it back from where I took it, on a back shelf behind all the things which were don’t remember what.
So and that one day when I was starting my food blog, shopping for plates, bowls, tea towels and all that stuff that I need for my food photography, I remembered that sushi set that we couldn’t decide what to do with it. I searched for it, found it and immediately put it into my Food Photography commode-shelf with a thought that I might need that someday.
And that day came. I’m so happy.
I was making a sushi and preparing my tiny Photo Studio by a hundred old kitchen window in my parents house. But that’s the only thing that is such an old. Oops
And when I was taking picture of the sushi I was so happy that we didn’t throw away the sushi set, or sell it. And I was very glad and very happy that we finally used it. Ha-ha . For the first time ever.
Ok, I will tell you how to make sushi in a recipe below, but since I’m not an expert in making sushi (because even for Japanese people, it takes years and years of practicing), here you can watch a video how the sushi should be made perfectly.
Avocado Maki SushiPrint Recipe
- 2 sheets of Nori Seaweeds
- 1 cup Sushi Rice
- 5 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1/3 Tbsp. Sugar
- 1/3 tsp. Salt
- 1 Avocado
- Soy Sauce
- Wasabi paste
- Pickled Ginger
- Bamboo Mat
Alternatively, you can use Sushi rice seasoning powder.
Wash the rice with running water for at least 1-2 minutes until there is no more starch coming out of it. Place it gently in a pot, add a little bit more water then the rice (the ration should be about 1.15:1). Don’t put too much water otherwise you’ll get dough instead of rice.
The rice should be cooked on high heat at first. Stir every minute or two, until the water boils. Then, lower the heat to minimum and cover the pot.
After 6-8 minutes, check the water – if there is no more water that means that the rice is done.
When the rice is cooked turn off the heat and gently put the rice in a separate bowl. Use a wooden spoon to take the rice out if needed. Add vinegar, sugar and salt and stir well and let it aside to chill.
After the rice is cooled down take one sheet of seaweed and cut it on half (you can use scissors). Put the one half on a bamboo mat. With a wooden spoon take a little bit of rice and place it on a seaweed sheet. Gently spread the rice on whole seaweed leaving a free line 1cm from the top.
Cut the avocado into thin slices and place 1-2 slices into middle down bottom on a full length of the sheets.
And now very gently roll the sushi helping yourself with the bamboo mat. Cut each roll into 8 small sushi bites with a knife. Congrats ... You made it 🙂
Serve the sushi with Wasabi paste and Soy Sauce. Oh, and of course Chopsticks 😉 For easy making the sushi rice you can use Powdered Sushi Mix . With that package mix you will not need to add anything into the rice, just use that package and that package includes rice vinegar and all the ingredients for the rice to taste like sushi rice 🙂 I highly recomend it.
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