Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sushi (Avocado/Cucumber Rolls)

It's been a while since I've done one of these. Like last time, I've been holding onto the pictures for weeks now, but I've been busy with other things and couldn't justify sitting down long enough to write up the post to go with them. I find myself with a little extra time this morning, so here we go.

Earlier this month, my girlfriend and I had a little date night in, and decided to try our hands and making sushi. One of our first dates was going out for sushi (which she'd never had before), and that triggered a bit of an addiction, so making our own seemed like a great idea. Nothing particularly challenging -- I made cucumber/avocado rolls and I believe she made ones with salmon. But it was also something I'd never tried before, and didn't know what to expect.

First up, we cooked the rice. Simple enough. After it was done, we added rice vinegar and put it in the fridge for a while to cool down.

As the rice cooled, I got to work cutting my vegetables into roll-able strips and preparing the Nori sheets.

Once the rice was ready, I spread it evenly...ish across the Nori, then made a line of cucumber and avocado near the end. This one didn't turn out as well as future attempts - I was being a bit too cautious, I think?

I neglected to add sesame seeds to this batch, but y'know, that's a good idea too.

Next up, I carefully rolled from the edge with the vegetables, "sealing" the end with the rice. Then I just had to chop them up into smaller pieces and they were ready to eat.

And that's that! Easy and delicious.

We've been doing this pretty regularly since, and have gotten a bit better at it. Keep in mind these rolls are about as easy as it gets, but for a first attempt I think I did pretty well here. If you like sushi, these are pretty simple to do, so there's no reason not to try.

(Next time perhaps I'll try making rolls with the rice on the outside!?)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Tumbl On

Just a quick note today:

Because I feel the need to join every social networking site in existence for some reason, I've signed on with Tumblr recently. It's in no way replacing this blog - I'll mainly be using it to post new and old comics and sketches, as well as follow and share stuff from the comics/art community there.

So if you tumbl, tumbl on over to!