Bruce had a very nasty leg cramp last night.
CC's Rx: Chicken Matza ball soup,
and plenty of vitamins and mineral supplements.
|Rear Left to right: Tuna Nori Roll, Salmon Roll, Seaweed Salad, SpicyTuna Roll|
Front Left to right, store-bought pickled ginger, lime-sesame cucumber slices
Bruce and I have decided to spend one day a week jointly shopping and cooking a meal we don't normally make at home. Usually, this involves a complicated recipe, or the use of some hard to get ingredients or specialised equipment.
This week, Bruce suggested we make sushi.
We have all the specialised equipment, and most of the seasoning ingredients, all we needed was a small amount of very fresh sashimi-quality tuna and salmon, a daikon radish, and some sesame oil ( we'd normally have sesame oil but had run out).
No problem finding the tuna and salmon (South Carolina has wonderful fresh seafood), but we had to go to three grocery stores to find even a small bottle of sesame oil. When I asked a produce clerk at Lowes Food (store # 4) if they had any daikon radish, she responded, "Is that a real radish?". Ergo, lots of other fresh veggies in our sushi rolls but no radish.
Then there was the matter of preparing the rolls so that they not only tasted as good as what you get in a restaurant but held together and looked good. Our rolls came out looking and tasting great, but as Bruce said, "I thought sushi would be a lot easier to make".