Everyone loves sushi (well, hopefully everyone). Everyone loves parties. What better way to combine the two by having a sushi making party! It is a really fun way to have your guests interact and participate in making the dinner. You also get to see the creative combinations that your friends will come up with as well. I highly recommend setting up your station with all of the ingredients, and have your guests seated. Then each guests goes and makes a roll to share with the table - it is a fun way to let everyone have the spotlight and makes for a fun "progressive style" dinner.
Get your station set up - starting with the nori / seaweed, sushi rice. I recommend lining your bamboo wrapper with Saran wrap - it makes for easier clean up your roles won't get stuck on the bamboo. Lay out the nori, top with a thin layer of sushi rice (leave an inch free on one side) - in a straight line, layer your ingredients. Begin wrapping by carefully folding over into a roll. Once the roll is formed, you will want to press and gently squeeze the roll with your bamboo roller. Once the roll feels firm, take it out and place on a cutting board. An important step here - make sure you have nice sharp knives, and run the knife under a stream of water - this will make cutting the sushi roll much easier and makes a clean cut.
And the fun begins - get creative! Try a combo of a California roll with spicy tuna - add some avocado and Sriracha for some spice. Try a classic Philadelphia roll with salmon and cream cheese, but add some green onions and cucumber. Really, anything goes at this point! And making sure your guests have plenty of Sake and Sapporo keeps the party going!
Mattie is looking longingly at the sushi too. I think she would prefer California rolls....arigato!
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