It’s been a busy couple of months for us, and we thought it would be a nice treat to make sushi again at home – but this time since we wanted some company, we decided to invite a couple of friends over – one of whom is actually Japanese. Interestingly enough, he’s never made sushi before, so we were glad we gave him this fun opportunity! It was difficult to capture every single item of sushi we ate, because let’s be honest – we were too busy stuffing our faces! Haha, enjoy.
Like the last time we made sushi, our kitchen island was completely scattered with ingredients to make whatever rolls and sushi our hearts desired.
We got Aki to get to work in the kitchen by slicing the surimi (aka imitation crab). He was impressed with the sharpness and precision of the Shun knife. It's indeed a nice tool to have in the kitchen.
Daniel bought a great array of fresh fish from the Japanese market, including salmon, albacore, halibut, tuna, yellowtail, smoked salmon, and scallops.
We dressed up the sushi pieces with thinly sliced red onions, bonito flakes, green onions, roe, and a drizzle of ponzu sauce.
Albacore is one of our favorite sushi so having it at home and getting to be creative with it was a lot of fun. And when we get lazy, it's sashimi style!
Hand rolls are a lot easier to make because you just throw in whatever you want, roll, and eat. This here is the spicy tuna that we made using green onions and the Asian chili garlic sauce.
Our friends also gave us a helping hand in making some of the dishes. This one is scallop sushi with green onions, lemon and a little bit of mediterranean sea salt.
For this simple roll, I used yellowtail, mango, avocado, cucumber, and surimi.
Here's my spicy shrimp hand roll with a generous squeeze of lemon on top.
Amongst the hundreds of sushi ingredients we already had, we thought it would be fitting to include tempura shrimp. Yum!
I love the crunch of the fried tempura! It doesn't get better than this, folks. After a couple of hours of sushi fun with Asahi and sake shots, it was time to rest our chopsticks - at least until the next time!