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Sunday, February 15, 2009

soooosheeee time


W
hen the clock strikes 'sushi' I am ready. I cant wait for this time to roll around (is that a sushi pun, 'roll') and it can show up at the darn-dest times, basically any time is sushi time. These guys are a broiled spicy salmon- cooked salmon mixed with soy, a little mirin, a little wasabi powder and scallions all chopped up, tasty roll and not raw.



Sushi time today was balanced out with a little soup. This soup is my twist on Vietnamese Phở except its not beef and it is basically nothing like a beef noodle soup, so I guess its Faux Phở .




This soup is a vegetable broth with noodles, chinese spinach, tofu, water cress, scallions, fresh green chile, dried red chile, thai lemon basil, and a lime wedge drizzled with a little soy sauce and sesame oil right before eating.



Wild caught sockeye salmon does not have as much fat but it is still mighty tasty. I have to make sure I dont show my tiles or the grout police will come all the way from California to give me a citation, and even if they do come - no sushi for them! Oh, ok maybe a little taste, I am nice like that.




A little rice, a little wasabi, a little salmon on some nori and you roll it right up. I dont worry about cutting the nori into the right size, I pile it on a full sheet, I dont mind making these big ol' futomakis, more rice fills the kid up, plus its all good food.



The secret is in the rice, it has to be sweet and sticky. I rinse mine while mixing it with my hand until the water runs clear. Washing the rice the right way is the difference between shiny good rice and not good rice. The rice is cooked in a rice cooker and after cooked it is tossed in wooden bowl with a bamboo paddle to cool it and this also shines it up again.



Fresh fish is a given, it has to be super fresh. I make this often as you might recall, exactly a year ago today to be precise I made a big batch. I have even posted videos. Go make some sushi.

20 comments:

starrlife said...

I can never eat enough sushi!

Kitt said...

I'm not a sushi fan (trust me, I've tried), but that soup looks awesome.

Jeanne said...

I was saying the title of this post outloud to myself as I clicked the link from my blogroll. When it was too late to turn back, I heard what I was saying, "sushi," and realized today was going to be a highly specialized form of torture.

And it was. (In case you can't tell, I LOVE sushi.)

doggybloggy said...

starr: you and me both...but I would think twice about a travelling afghan...

kitt: sushi is not for everyone - the soup is great I have been have this a lot lately I only decided to post about it today.

doggybloggy said...

jeanne: "highly specialized form of torture" I like that and I wish I was the one who said it - now I will be copying you...

Emmy said...

Yum! Now I need to have sushi tonight. Hmm...maybe we'll make some....

Harmony said...

I too am not a big fan of Sushi...but I have to admit it is such a beautiful dish. And I can't find a reason to not learn how to do it...thanks!!!

Andie said...

I have just this year discovered that I like sushi. Yum. Pics look fabu!

Glad you stopped by...it's going man, its going!

The Blonde Duck said...

You're much braver than me!

Mariah said...

And I thought I was super cool for making Pho soup tonight- you put me to shame

Chef E said...

Pretty pretty, and I have gotten into an occasional piece of white tuna...like butter (I know high mercury) but butter...

buffalodick said...

Too much good lookin' food to single one out!

Beth said...

look at you Dog...gettin all technical and crap with your videos and stuff in your post. Impressive!

and if the salmonis cooked, then I think I could manage a taste, but that soup???? BRING IT ON!!!!
(I just watched that movie on E!)

TavoLini said...

lol, I dig the faux pho. I have the rice, the nori, the random other goods--and still haven't made sushi. Need to bite the bullet and just do it.

doggybloggy said...

emmy: great idea

harmony: you dont have to eat raw things you know....

andie: hey there - sushi is no so bad is it?

TBD: well I bet there are some things that you eat that I might find disturbing

mariah: oh phooey there is enough pho credit to go around

E: yellow fin tuna is my favorite

buff: thanks - I sure wish we could do a pot luck one day..

beth: gotta stay one step ahead of the joneses since they want to keep up with me..

tavolini: get on it - make some avocado rolls while you are at it...

Holly said...

I love it Faux Pho!

5 Star Foodie said...

Love sushi and never made my own - maybe I'll give a try too.

Tanya Kristine said...

i love sushi. my fav is miso soup. and anything with cream cheese.

lisaiscooking said...

Sushi sounds good, and your faux pho looks fantastic. What kind of noodle did you use?

Dawn said...

god I love sushi. no such place on cape cod (located right by the ocean too)
Nice job. Rolling can be a bitch, but you nailed it.

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