Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sushi Making Makes Family Fun

Sushi!  There's a whole lotta sushi lovers in this house.  Add us up, 1 Me + 1 Husband + 1 Rockin' Awesome Boy + 1 Princess = Option 1: Enjoy Sushi Less Often or Option 2: A Wallet Busting Bill.

None of us particularly like either solution.  So, we came up with Option 3: Make Your Own Sushi Night!

Salmon & Egg Sushi

I first got out the sushi cookbooks at the beginning of the summer when the kidlets started asking for it more and more and more, hoping to inspire them for some sushi making.  But, Hubs & I had never made it before, either.

So, for our first time taking the sushi making for a spin, we decided to go with more run of the mill ingredients.  And after a quick look-see at a YouTube video on rolling technique (I'd link ya up here, but Hubs pulled up the video & closed it before I could copy & paste, but an easy peasy search on there will work), we started rolling.

Salmon Tempura & Salmon Skin Sushi

All rolls had an assortment of veggies (carrot, cucumber, red & purple bell peppers) plus a protein.  We rolled some up with egg, baked salmon, (mock, aka GFCF) tempura salmon, and salmon skin.

Sushi Veggies

I had never had purple bell peppers before, but I've been seeing them everywhere lately, so I picked up a small one for sushi night.  We were surprised to see that it's white on the inside!

Sushi Making Night was worth far more than those pennies and dollars we saved by making it rather than going out.  The kidlets helped prep the food, they practiced their chopstick skills, and when looking around the table, it was easy to see that we were all smiling.

Such a fun evening, one that we will definitely do again!  Do you like sushi?  What's your favorite?  Have you made it at home or a party before?

* The only adjustments we had to make to keep the meal gluten & casein free was to make our own 'tempura' batter & use a gluten free Tamari Soy Sauce, which we keep on hand for Asian cooking.

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  1. Looks amazing! Sounds like so much fun to get the whole family involved. With my growing boys, making sushi sounds like a great way to still enjoy it without breaking the bank! P.s. Glad you took pix:)

  2. This is so cool! We love sushi as well, but I like the raw stuff and would be afraid to prepare that myself! Neat about the purple bell peppers!

  3. This looks so yummy and like SO MUCH FUN! I really wanna try this with my kiddos! What a great idea!

    The pics are so great too!

  4. Found you from the Tidy Mom linky. I've never tried sushi at home and am so impressed with your efforts. I just got back from Italy and did a post all about the food there. I think you'll like it, and I'd love for you to link up this delish recipe on Momtrends' Friday Food. Ciao!


  5. Sushi making night is such a great idea! Your sushi looks wonderful. I wish I could get the rest of my crew excited about making sushi. Sadly, I'd be the only one devouring my handiwork.

  6. Inspiring and Yummy! I will have to keep my eye out for purple peppers! Who knew!?

  7. That's a great idea! We should try to make it at home sometime too. But where do you get the seaweed for the outside? An Asian market, I guess?

    Of course, now I want some, even at 8 o'clock at night.


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