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The Art Of The Roll 
Nov. 2, 2010 11:43 am 
Updated: Nov. 11, 2010 8:32 pm
If you've read my profile, you know that I've never been much of a cook. I am so loving this time in my life because I have time to try many things I've never tried before and I'm learning to cook/make things I never thought I would.

This summer I was introduced to Sushi. What I thought was going to be Yukky and Disgusting has turned out to be one of my new favorite passions. DD and I go to the Sushi Restaurant in my town at least once a week and sometimes twice.

A month or so back, a very sweet lady I work with brought in some homemade Sushi. I gobbled it up and she let me take the leftovers home. (Score!) A few days later I asked her if she would be willing to come to my house and teach me how to make my own Sushi. Well, my personal Sushi class was last night! My eldest daughter came too and....What a Hoot! Below are photos of the main ingredients used, the step-by-step process and a few tips for the "Perfect Roll."

We've scheduled another Sushi Class for my GalPals who also want to learn how to "roll" sushi.  It's really fun, it's really not that hard and, oh my, it is SO good.

The fillings are only limited by your imagination. I'm thinking of new pairings for our next class. Tuna and pears is one thought we came up with. Mangos and pears was another thought. And, maybe some sort of dessert Sushi. Chocolate??? And, hhhmmmmm, let's see...
Tuna, avocado, cucumber and scallion Sushi
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Sushi Ingredients
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Slick Tip for Perfect Rice
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Everything's Ready
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Spreading cooked Sushi Rice on Soy Paper
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Filled Soy Paper
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Roll filled nori, rice or soy paper
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Rolling Filled Paper Tightly in Mat
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Nov. 2, 2010 12:10 pm
What great pictures!! Sushi is soo good! Thanks for the post Candice. When can we expect the recipe??
Nov. 2, 2010 12:14 pm
Thanks OZ.... I concur, Sushi IS so good! A basic Sushi recipe from this site >>>
Nov. 2, 2010 4:17 pm
I had the same attitude as your ormer attitude regarding Sushi. I am still not a convert but have begun to appreciate more. Around here we have no good restaurants that serve it so, we have to wait until we go to Columbus, OH where there are several to choose from. So far, I've tried some vegetable Sushi and gorged on the sweet Sushi.
Nov. 2, 2010 4:31 pm
It's relatively new in our area as well. And, now there are Sushi Restaurants on every corner it seems. I never thought I would like raw fish rolled up in sticky gooey rice, but alas, I'm addicted. Thanks Mike for stopping by.
Nov. 3, 2010 11:38 am
I love sushi!!! Did you really make CHOCOLATE sushi?!?! Oh my gosh! My two fave foods- Chocolate and sushi! Post the recipe!!!
Nov. 3, 2010 11:39 am
I must add that when I have made sushi, I used Nori (dried, flatted seaweed sheets) instead of soy paper. I will probably try the soy paper sometime...
Nov. 3, 2010 6:10 pm
Hi ellbell, thanks so much for stopping in to chat. We didn't make Chocolate this time around, but I'm thinking I will the next class we have; which is next Tuesday. I will post the recipe and a picture.
Nov. 3, 2010 6:12 pm
I love soy paper AND rice paper. I like nori too, but use the "smoked" nori. It's really, really good. And, if you're not too fond of the nori, you will like the "smoked" nori. It's got a nutty flavor.
Nov. 6, 2010 5:58 pm
Oh Candice...I love sushi too. I would love to attend one of your home classes. And instead of coffee, maybe we should meet at Momiji's?
Nov. 7, 2010 9:53 am
Good Morning Avon! Yes, Absolutely! Let's eat at Momiji's. I love that place. We have one here in Albany and DD & I ate this past Thursday. (like I said, I'm addicted) We're having two more classes before the Holidays. This coming Tuesday, the 7th (it's full) and one more; date to be determined. I can only fit 6 comfortably in my kitchen so everyone has a space of their own to play. I would love for you to come! We had a ball last week.
Nov. 7, 2010 9:54 am
I meant the 9th... today's the 7th.
Nov. 10, 2010 5:02 pm
Sushi is my religion. I have been afraid to try to make it. But you make it sound fun and exciting and not so overwhelming.
Nov. 11, 2010 8:32 pm
Hi Melanie, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Please be watching for my new blog entry on dessert Sushi. And, yes, I'm with you, Sushi Rocks!
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I am a wife and mother of 5 grown children. Being semi-retired has allowed me time to do things I've put off doing; like really learning to cook and bake. I also love to garden, read, scrapbook and just recently I've gotten into geneology. I am loving this phase of my life with my husband and family.
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