Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Tuna Mayo Makizushi
This is one of my favourite sushi: Tuna Mayo rolls, a simple and delicious meal I could not say no to, anytime of the day. Well... maybe not for breakfast :-)
I made this set very quickly as it is very simple. Probably took me less than half an hour to make it, put aside cooking and cooling down the rice. I used ingredients that I already had at home. My dad enjoys it very much and, my mum who usually don't eat sushi said it was nice. Congratulations mum, I made you eat sushi!
Here is what I used. This is probably the simplest sushi I can think of. Well, raw fish would be even easier because you don't need to mix the fish with mayo! Hehehe...
:: Ingredients ::
1 cup cooked sushi rice (mixed with a little sugar and rice vinegar)
1 can tuna chunks, mix with mayo
1/2 cucumber, cut into long slices
3 pieces of nori (seaweed papers)
You would need a makisu (bambo mat to roll the sushis) to roll the makizushi perfectly, but trust me - it's possible to do it without it but you must roll it tightly to get it stay cylindrical.
What to do when you have all the ingredients in front of you? - Start rolling! Imagine you're building a road or something here... cos it involves layers of nori, rice, tuna... spreading and placing bumps of tuna... Ok Ok, read on before I start my silly imaginations.
Place a layer of nori on the makisu, and layer it with the cooled rice. Just a thin layer, as lightly press the rice on the nori so that when you roll the sushi it stays firm in the rolls.
Place spoonfuls of the tuna mayo horizontally, sort of like a little bump on the rice (see? like road bumps!) and add the sliced cucumber along it. Cucumber adds some crunch to this roll. It's also okay if you don't add cucumbers. Sushi is all about being creative and flexible!
When you're done, roll the sushi starting from your end going forward. Try to tighten the roll as to roll it in by pulling the makisu towards you and that's it! Watch how to roll sushi here:
1 cup of sushi rice makes about 3 mini makizushis. Put more rice on the nori to make bigger rolls, it's up to you! Here's my 3 yummy rolls before being cut:
Simple ingredients, minimal prep time, delicious results, satisfied tummy. Mmmm!!!
Served with sishi condiments such as shoyu (light soy sauce), wasabi, and if you like, gari (sweet picked ginger).
:: Drink some green tea with it. Makes a perfect meal anytime! :-) ::