You may think the grass is greener on the other side. But if you take the time to water your own grass it would be just as green.
It has been real Kansas, but this Dorothy has to head home. I am only allotted so many vacation days a year, and there are two ways I spend my vacation days. Either I travel to relax or to spend time with family and friends. They are both wonderful in their own way.
I have to admit that sitting on the beach is hard to beat…man I kind of wish I was on a beach now, but I am thankful to have one more night with my family. What would be perfect would be, me and my family on a beach now. Oh, one can dream…
Being home does have its perks. Of all of my siblings, I would be the last one that anyone would guess would have a food blog. My brothers love to cook, and they are really good, I mean REALLY good. During my stay, I have enjoyed many dishes they have served.
The law student from Washington D.C., Tommy, has taught me all about Japanese style cuisine. So far I have learned to keep the cooking simple, so you can really taste all the ingredients. Another fun fact, short grain rice has higher starch content than long rain, which makes the rice sticky after it dries. This come in handy when making…
Smoked Salmon Sushi Roll
Sushi nori (black seaweed wrappers)
1. Place sushi paper on mat and cover with rice.
2. Slice vegetable to add to roll.
3. Layer cucumber down middle of rice.
4. Add smoke salmon on top.
5. Sprinkle on green onions and sesame seeds.
6. Turn water on to slight stream.
7. Begin to roll sushi.
8. Moisten finger and wet edge to seal.
9. Slice roll into eight pieces or so.
Following with the Japanese minimalist culture, we used very few ingredients. Less is really more when it comes to sushi.
We let the smoked salmon be the stand out flavor in the roll. To garnish, we whipped up some soy sauce with Sriracha, sliced ginger, and wasabi.
The sushi was crazy good, and I couldn’t believe it was so easy to make. Guess I will be saving a few bucks opting to make my own instead of buying at Whole Foods.
Are you a fan of sushi?