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Old 01-30-2011, 10:05 PM   #11
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Try this one - sushi rice needs to have sugar and sour...

How to make Sushi?
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:24 PM   #12
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Try this one - sushi rice needs to have sugar and sour...

How to make Sushi?
Thanks, Janet! I read the entire thread again. Found Sushifaq.com and ended up at Amazon...ordering a rice cooker. I got a 3 cup, Zojirushi.

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Old 01-30-2011, 11:27 PM   #13
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Sushi rice is normally made with rice wine vinegar. You'll have to experiment, if using plum vinegar. Sprinkle some over rice, taste. Dissolve some sugar, pinch of salt, sprinkle over rice, taste. Repeat, etc, until you get a sour sweet balance that you like. Jot down the ratio that you used.

The mixture to make sushi rice also comes in packaged crystalline form. I find the flavor quite a bit off, metallic, though.
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I understand the plum vinegar is quite salty...and the sodium content on the label is very high. I haven't tasted it yet, I'm at my sodium level for the day. I'll try it tomorrow and see if I will be using it.

I have wasabi powder...are there any recipes for making the paste? So many questions...

Thanks for the help!
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Thanks, Janet! I read the entire thread again. Found Sushifaq.com and ended up at Amazon...ordering a rice cooker. I got a 3 cup, Zojirushi.

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Zojirushi make great rice cookes! I have had mine for over 10 years.

Don't worry about not having a mat.I use a quart zip lock bag.

I would try making tuna sald and salmon salad sushi if I only had canned.I would get some fresh and sear it rare though.

We use fake crab,smoked salmon,cooked minced shrimp,cooked minced scallops,grilled fish,rare beef,sweet omellete for our home sushi proteins.

I will make 3 sauces to use too.

Mayo with srihacha for spicy shrimp or just the sri hacha
Mayo with spenda for creamy scallops/shrimp
Mayo with splenda and soy

Good time to use reduced cal mayo since you are changing the flavor anyway.

Brown rice works good for sushi too.It has more flavor but you really have to cook it longer and use more water.
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I have a fresh pork roast in the fridge, just haven't gotten around to cooking it. Ideas welcome. I was thinking crockpot overnight, salt, pepper and garlic only.
Not necessarily for sushi, but have you ever had green chile stew or Cuban style pork roast (we use the leftovers for Cuban sandwiches)? Do you have access to fresh tomatillos, fresh pablano chilis or fresh sour oranges? I promise you a great garlic fix with the Cuban pork roast and a cumin fix with the stew (it has to be fresh toasted and ground seeds though). The stew can be pretty mild or have a little kick, depending on the spiciness of the pablanos. If interested I can give you the ingredients and how to. I don't ever measure the spices as it is all done to taste, nor do I have a written recipe.

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Craig please post your recipe for cuban pork marinade... I love the stuff but have never used tomatillo's in mine... As for sour oranges, I just pick em off the tree...
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Craig please post your recipe for cuban pork marinade... I love the stuff but have never used tomatillo's in mine... As for sour oranges, I just pick em off the tree...
Sorry, the tomatillos go in the green chili stew I mentioned not the Cuban Pork. I should have been a little more clear.

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Need Help with Sushi Yesterday, I decided that I wanted to learn to make Sushi and eat a lot of it. Especially if I can make it low sodium. Today I bought: [LIST] [*]sushi rice [*]nori [*]kumbo [*]bonita flakes [*]mirin [*]plum vinegar [*]shitake/shoyu concentrate [*]pickled ginger [/LIST]I have on hand: [LIST] [*]lots of soy sauce, shoyu, tamari [*]sesame oil [*]many spices [*]sesame seeds [*]canned tuna (Albacore) and canned Sockeye Salmon [*]Yellow Rockfish (?) and Cod, usually have tilapia on hand, too [/LIST]Veggies, I am ready and willing to use any and all veggies. Most have to be close to pureed for me to be able to eat them and I do have problems with most fresh vegetables. I plan on using many types of fish and, even though it is not traditional, chicken...haven't quite figured out how to incorporate pork...yet.:smile: I will not be using raw fish of any kind. Any help with ideas would be appreciated and I would like the recipe for Dashi, again. I thought I had copied and pasted it, if I did, I hid it from myself really well. Thank You 3 stars 1 reviews
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