Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sushi Anyone?


I guess I've decided to come out of the blogging hole I've been hiding in for the last few months (was it really March when I last posted??) now that we've moved far, far away and I can't just tell people about the awesome thing I did tonight. You know, at least not in person.

Tonight, my friends, I made sushi for the first time! I know. Is that not seriously so cool? Ellis and I love sushi, but we rarely get to go out to eat it. So I thought, hey, how hard could it be? I got myself some toasted seaweed, a rolling mat, and some sashimi grade tuna and went to town.
For the adults, we have your classic Philly rolls, and my version of the so yummy "Jenny roll" that I had at Tsunami a while ago with (who else?) Jenni. My version is, of course, called the "Jenni Roll."


I made a tamer roll for the kids with cooked crab. I cut them smaller, too, so they'd be able to manage them better, and the rolls got a little smushed in the process. The presentation is lacking here, I know, but the kids had fun messing around with the chopsticks.

Ellis enjoys his rolls with wasabi and soy sauce.

I like mine 'al natural,' the way they were intended.

And the girls mostly liked the fortune cookies. I know, I know . . . fortune cookies don't really fit the Japanese theme, but let's be honest, the girls aren't exactly sushi aficionados.

Yes, attempts were made to eat the fortune cookies with chopsticks.

FYI: In my quest for sushi-making knowledge, I discovered that sushi is not meant to be eaten with chopsticks but is supposed to be eaten with your hands. (Jen, you don't need to master the chopsticks after all!)



11 comments:

Jenni said...

You named a sushi roll after me?!?! Oh, I'm so honored!

I have so many people to thank.

First, I'd like to thank my mother. For never properly teaching me to use chopsticks. And my dad. For always being there for me when I ate with a fork.

Secondly, I'd like to thank Kimber for never refilling my drink and for glaring at Jami. She just really likes Jem. Don't take it personally.

And last but not least, the guy at Red Mango. (I'm going to call him Dirk.) You put the "Fruity" in Fruity Pebbles, Dude!!

Jenni said...

I think that was the funniest comment I've ever made on a blog. Seriously.

And really, I'm humble.

We need to start FFA back up. Get with your people, I'll get with my people...

Megan said...

Welcome back to blogging. =)

I have to admit, I'm not a sushi fan, but yours look like they turned out well. Congrats on making them yourself!

Andrea said...

Fancy schmancy!! I love sushi!

Jami said...

Oh Jen, you really are as funny as you think you are! And definitely as humble . . . I miss you already. Come visit me, and I'll make some of the rolls that made you famous.

And I'm so in for a reunion tour for the FFA.

Jami said...

And thanks Megan and Andrea! I think you're pretty fancy schmancy, yourself.

Ryan and Heather Moss said...

Yay for a new post! The girls are getting so big. Are you cool or what?! Sushi! The back deck in the picture with Ellis & Lucy looks so inviting. Post some pics of the new place (pleeeease)!

Peggy said...

Okay, so I'm pretty much missing you so much right now I'm starting to tear up. Let's just blame it on the residual hormones still charging through and not get all gushy, okay??

Steph said...

Remember how you moved away from me and I am still mad at Ellis for it? You should tell him that!

This post is so funny because in 3 short weeks our family is planning a Japanese FHE where we have bought a sushi mat and the book Sushi For Dummies so we can have some good home made sushi. We also are going to learn about the culture and some other foods too. Good times. I am glad it was a success for you! I wish I had known you were a fan of sushi while you were here. I am always looking for a good sushi friend! Carrie and I go out sometimes for it, good times.

The Bliss Bouquet said...

Welcome back blogger. We missed you. Those of us who have been living far away all this time are glad that we can finally see the world through your eyes again!

joey said...

you are so cool! And I don't even like sushi! I'm as proud of you as if you were one of my own....