Think you’re a good cook, huh? Try making Sushi!

Some say that sushi sounds rancid. I mean, raw fish. Yuk!

Long before the invention of fridges, the truth be known that the Japanese used rice to preserve their fish. Just as the Indian’s used spices to preserve meat.

Carrot and avocado maki  Carrot and avocado maki with pickled ginger (which I also made).

Carrot and avocado maki
Carrot and avocado maki with pickled ginger (that I also made).

To make sushi, you can use a variety ingredients, other than raw fish, to make your dish. Now personally, avocado and carrot is one of my favourites. I even tried using left over Turkey from Christmas dinner as an alternative.

In Spring of this year, 2013, I went to a sushi course. The art of making good sushi is within the rolling. Sushi uses a sheet of edible seaweed paper, known as nori. It’s important that you have the right amount of rice on the nori to ensure that the wrapping goes well.

My goal over time, is to get better at making sushi. This will be a healthier and more creative alternative than the “Earl of Sandwich”.

I’m no expert, but the presentation is paramount. Just like anything, it takes a bit of time to learn.