And we’re done! It took three days, but now you have everything you need to make california rolls!
You can of course use the bamboo mat. Lots of recipes tell you to use the bamboo mat. I have two of them for some reason, and I never use them. They just seem to get in the way.
You can also, of course, put lots of different stuff inside them. I usually make mine with shrimp, or tuna, scallops, avocado, eel, squid, green onions, masago… or any combination of any of those things. You can make the rolls inside out – with the rice on the outside – or you can make little beds of rice and put the fish on top for nigiri.
Also, I get most of my supplies at Joong Boo market here in Chicago. If you have an Asian market near you, they will most likely have almost everything you need to make sushi. If not, it might be a little more difficult to find things like nori or wasabi paste, but these things are becoming available at more and more groceries every year.
All right, anything else? If you guys want, I can do some different ideas for sushi recipes next week? Or I can shut up about sushi already. :)
PS! one more plug, there is a facebook page, and you can ‘like’ it. I’m going to be posting a lot of random doodles and pictures of projects-in-progress there that won’t get posted other places, so if that wounds like your kind of gig, there you are.
PPS! If you interested in seeing all three parts of Sushi Week together, then this is the jpg for you! Let me know if you’d be interested in a print of this too; I’ve been doing a lot of research on making prints of these comics lately (finally). Sushi Week would end up being 8″x32″ or so, but it could be a fun thing to hang in your kitchen. :)