Homemade Sushi

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I have terrifying memories of my elementary school self sitting across from mom at Joto, begging for chicken tempura as she tried to convince me I must like sushi because I’m a quarter Japanese.  I have hilarious memories of enjoying sushi with high school friends at a random sushi joint in Clearwater where Hulk Hogan sightings were a thing.  And I have the greatest memories of eating Dragonfly sushi weekly in college, turning sushi naysaying sorority sisters (that’s you Lis!) into tuna, cream cheese and cucumber roll lovers.  And today I made a memory for my present day self, one that involves homemade sushi.  Talk about a sushi transformation.

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The sushi mat, sushi rice, and nori were all purchased during the blogtastic shopping extravaganza that was last weekend.  And then I picked up some asparagus, carrots, and avocado for the sushi stuffing.  Fish would have to wait until homemade sushi part deux.

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I peeled, chopped, sliced, and anxiously prepared myself for the first roll.  A rolling action that was freakishly similar to rolling up a yoga mat after practice just minutes before.

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The success of this roll can only be attributed to the stickiness of the sushi rice as it flawlessly held everything together with little effort on my end.  I can’t wait to sub carrots with some super fresh tuna and recreate my ultimate favorite restaurant roll!  Or maybe host a bring-your-own-sushi-stuffing party?

Comments

  1. I’m so glad that you pushed me into loving sushi, and consequently, seafood in general. Every time I eat sushi, I think of you!! Your rolls look delicious, btw!
    Lisa @ Modern Vintage Love recently posted..take the plungeMy Profile

  2. I am so impressed! I love sushi, but I’ve never had the guts to try making it myself. Good for you!
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  3. I love the idea of asparagus sushi! I’ll be trying this soon :))
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