thanks timothy. i knew you'd like that. the pics of the godzilla roll, spider roll, and salmon skin temaki didn't turn out that good, but that's my usual order.
dw eats the fancy maki and a salad, and my boy and i each get a salmon skin temaki. then he gets teryaki.
you know bolas, now that you say that i looked back and realized that you can tell that my wife made the meatballs in the first pic (smaller hands), and i made the ones in the second.
i learned to make my meatballs from grandmothers of italian american friends, and they taught me that they should be almost baseball sized so they stay tender no matter how short or long they're cooked.
and the old gals had big, brick layer hands so who was i to argue.
AND they are ALWAYS browned in olive oil first. never added to the sauce raw.