On a hot night like this it is hard to think of cooking, or even standing over a grill ….. in fact standing and rolling cold items like sushi seemed a bit of a stretch …. this was just perfect – so cold and refreshing and really hit the spot. Give it a try with any of your favorite sushi ingredients. Great for a family too – serve it the way I did – on a large platter and let each person make their own bowl up as they go.
zest 1 lemon and 1 orange, and reserve
juice of each: 1 lemon, 1 orange
1 tbsp. brown sugar
On medium heat cook on a gentle boil for 2 minutes, stir in:
3 tbsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp. rice vinegar
Heat again on a gentle boil for about 3 minutes until it thickens slightly.
Taste!!!! I can’t say this enough …. you need to make sure the flavours are balanced, playing with each of the simple ingredients above. If you think it can stand a bit more citrus, add in the zest. If you like your sushi spicy, add in either wasabi paste or a minced chili pepper.
Toast nori sheets lightly, just until crispy. Slice in thin strips, and again dice if you like small pieces or leave it in strips.
Cook some sushi rice according to directions on rice
Finely slice whatever ingredients you like in your sushi
For us today this included:
imitation crab meat
toasted sesame seeds
But really – use whatever you like! Put a little rice in the bottom of your bowl, assemble a few of each of the ingredients and lightly drizzle with the sushi sauce – have fun – you will love it!