It arrived today.
Now, normally on Friday nights the hubby and I order a pizza or find some other quick, easy way to eat dinner. I was hell-bent on making sushi tonight because I'm like a kid with a new toy. I need to play with it NOW. Waiting until I wasn't as stressed and tired (oh, say like tomorrow) was out of the question. I had a new food toy and I had to play.
When I took the glorious contraption out of its box, my first thought was how it looked so much like a lightsaber (Yep, I'm one of "those" people.) But honestly, doesn't it look like Luke Skywalker's lightsaber? (click on the pics to see them larger!)
Impatient that I am - and considering that it's Friday night (and Friday night's the night I usually partake in a few cocktails) I briefly read over the instructions. This nifty gadget opens up like this:
You've got to cook some amazing sushi rice (which isn't that hard and if you need help, just let me know). Once it's cool enough to handle, you take a half a cup of the rice and fill each half of the tube with it. Then you take that plunger thingie (that's my technical name for it) and make an indentation on each side of the tube...making space for your fillings...and that's where I screwed up. I thought you made the indentation on ONE side...not both. Anyways, here's what it looked like:
I'll post a little instructional video at the end of this blog (if indeed you are still reading). I was able to make some California Rolls for the hubby. While he was eating them he actually said, "Babe, once I added soy sauce with the wasabi you got, this tastes just like those rolls I get at the restaurant!"
I also tried to do Philadelphia Rolls - you know, smoked salmon and cream cheese. Not my favorite, but a roll I thought safe for the hubby. He didn't eat any, but I inhaled them.
Oh man - they are sooo good. And I learned what "to do" and what "not to do" with the Sushezi. Get one. It's a tiny bit of work, but not as much work as it would be with the bamboo mats and all that....
It's making me think of lots of combinations for sushi! It doesn't have to be "raw fish." It could be chicken, all veggie, etc!
Get your own Sushezi here (Got mine for about $20.00 with free shipping, thanks Amazon!)
Before you do - check out this video:
Go buy yours here! (and tell me what you think)
Sushezi Sushi Made Easy