#22 Make My Own Sushi (Part One)

I know some pretty awesome people. Item #22 will be a two part series. Part One, below, highlights the sushi making party I attended this past weekend at Joe and Kim’s. While Part Two (TBD) will focus on a sushi making class Vincent bought me for Christmas. So awesome.

This past Saturday night, a group of us were invited to the biggest and best sushi making party that will probably ever exist. Due to the fact that making my own sushi is an item on my list, I am going to assume that Joe and Kim planned this party entirely to suit my needs and just invited a few other people to watch me eat this sushi. Thankfully, I’m a nice person so everyone got to have a little bit.

I arrived first, scoring the parking pass (YES!) and I was greeted by the gracious hosts and a plate of a tuna and salmon sushi (all for me). Looking at the sushi spread (all for me), I was glad I had saved up the majority of my weight watcher points for the party (including 3 Saranac Caramel Porters – delicious).

Kim laid out all types of ingredients for us. In addition to the necessary items of seaweed, sticky rice, and raw fish (tuna and salmon). She had avocado, cucumber, egg, eel, octopus, pickled radish, roe, and probably a lot more ingredients that I never got to.

Joe, hilariously, doesn’t eat raw fish. So Kim cooked sushi grade tuna for him. “This is killing me!” we heard her yell from the kitchen a few times. It was killing all of us.

Everything about the party was beyond awesome. I only knew a few people in the group, so talking about our various sushi combinations made for great conversation. I didn’t participate in said conversations because I was too busy stuffing my face while everyone else was talking. Suckers.

The evolution of my first sushi roll:

1. Lay a piece of seaweed on a flat surface. Joe’s advice: Place a small amount of sticky rice on the seaweed paper and flatten it out as best you can until the paper is covered. I was in good hands.

2. Line up our ingredients in the center of the paper. Through trial and error I discovered that three ingredients was the most you could put in and be able to keep it together. This roll has tuna, avocado, cucumber.

3. Roll it up. Carefully.

4. STUFF IT IN YOUR MOUTH!!!!!! No picture, because I am a lady.

5. Repeat 10-20 times.

By far, my favorite combination was definitely eel, tuna, egg, and cucumber. I know, that’s four ingredients, you guys! But when I rolled it up, it stayed together, SO THERE.

The rest of the evening was spent drinking coffee, talking about highly inappropriate things (fleshlights), tossing around some dodgeballs, and laughing a whole heck of a lot while I spared people from watching me do Zumba moves to Pitbull songs. It was one of the most fun, laid back, and delicious nights in recent memory.

#22 Make My Own Sushi – Completed 1/7/12

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