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Old 01-30-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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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:
  • sushi rice
  • nori
  • kumbo
  • bonita flakes
  • mirin
  • plum vinegar
  • shitake/shoyu concentrate
  • pickled ginger
I have on hand:
  • 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
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. 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
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I have used shredded beef, sweet potato, butternut squash. try and get some fresh tuna, canned tuna just won't be the same. Don't give up it takes practice. I know they say "rolling" but it is more of a folding motion.
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also get yourself a very sharp and long knife.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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I have used shredded beef, sweet potato, butternut squash. try and get some fresh tuna, canned tuna just won't be the same. Don't give up it takes practice. I know they say "rolling" but it is more of a folding motion.
Until I'm fairly good, I don't want to spend the money on fresh tuna...it's expensive. So, it looks like I can put most anything in sushi. My knives are great!
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PF, there was post just a couple days ago, re dashi from scratch. I'll go find the thread...

In the meantime, !
Try shredded roast pork (shoulder butt, be sure to include some charred bits) and kimchee (korean pickled cabbage) or another veggie that can hold up to a little vinegar and lots of hot pepper spice.
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PF, there was post just a couple days ago, re dashi from scratch. I'll go find the thread...

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Try shredded roast pork (shoulder butt, be sure to include some charred bits) and kimchee (korean pickled cabbage) or another veggie that can hold up to a little vinegar and lots of hot pepper spice.
Thanks, Spork! I know there was a discussion on Dashi...just can't seem to find it on my own.

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.
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Any good recipes with seaweed

Dashi also comes in powder or granulated packages, for cooks in a hurry.
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Any good recipes with seaweed

Dashi also comes in powder or granulated packages, for cooks in a hurry.
Thank you, Thank you!


I was looking for the Dashi in powder form...they were out. I just realized, I forgot to buy a sushi mat.
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Until I'm fairly good, I don't want to spend the money on fresh tuna...it's expensive. So, it looks like I can put most anything in sushi. My knives are great!
The only rule with sushi is must contain seasoned rice. Go with some good fresh salmon if fresh tuna is to pricey. I find the lighter fleshed fish get very fishy in sushi but that is just one mans opinion.
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The only rule with sushi is must contain seasoned rice. Go with some good fresh salmon if fresh tuna is to pricey. I find the lighter fleshed fish get very fishy in sushi but that is just one mans opinion.
Thanks, Dan!

Does anyone have a favorite seasoned rice recipe. I got one from the store:

1:1 rice and water, bring to boil, cover and simmer 50 minutes. Cool and add 1/4 cup rice vinegar to each cup of cooked rice.
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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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