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Old 01-31-2009, 10:50 PM   #11
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I used to love making it at home. I now know it's just about as expensive to make at home AND you then have to clean up! Sometimes we'll still make it but of course, the rolls are very basic. I can get tuna, salmon, and eel. That's about it. I like fresh cilantro, cucumber, masago, flying fish roe, eel, and have even done cream cheese and strawberries in one. It wasn't bad or I was really hungry one!
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:53 PM   #12
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I made it at home once and had a lot of fun doing it, but I do not have easy access to sushi quality fish and since that is what I really want then it is not worth it to me to make at home.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:31 PM   #13
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We made it often in the school restaurant. I haven't tried it at home yet but probably will some day. DH loves sushi so I am sure I will get to it sooner or later.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:45 PM   #14
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I made it at home once and had a lot of fun doing it, but I do not have easy access to sushi quality fish and since that is what I really want then it is not worth it to me to make at home.
Can you at least get Ahi tuna? Any salmon that has been previously frozen will also work. The key is to make sure the fish HAS been previously frozen.

From there you just need to make the sushi rice, get some cucumbers, cream cheese if you like it, even carrots, avocados and like I said, I'm a fresh cilantro fan! At an Asian market you will probably be able to find frozen eel.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:49 PM   #15
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I actually do have a good fish monger very close to my house who I trust very much, but their hours make it very difficult for me to get there before they close. My local super market got rid of their fish counter and replaced it with plastic wrapper fish on Styrofoam trays. Needless to say, I do not buy fish there anymore.
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I actually do have a good fish monger very close to my house who I trust very much, but their hours make it very difficult for me to get there before they close. My local super market got rid of their fish counter and replaced it with plastic wrapper fish on Styrofoam trays. Needless to say, I do not buy fish there anymore.
ICK! A grocery store I USED to go to did the very same thing. Needless to say I don't even think they sell more than a few shrimp and some kind of "fish" anymore.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:18 AM   #17
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I love sushi.

Put me down for uni (sea urchin); any fish egg, esp ikura; squid (love the mouth feel); yellow tail; tai....

Sushi is really easy to make at home but I think you need a lot of mouthes to feed to make it worth while. Have you ever tried CHIRASHI sushi? It's like of like a bowl of rice with the sea weed, egg, and fish chopped up and sprinkled on top. Much, much easier.
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I have had Chirashi many times, but it has never been chopped. It has been a bowl of sushi rice with sashimi on top. I love getting that actually.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:31 AM   #19
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I do sushi at home pretty frequently. No chance of sushi grade fish around here, in the middle of Missouri, so everything is cooked. (I was amazed to find nori and sushi rice at the WalMart!)

I like to use that phony Krab stuff, smoked salmon, shrimp, shredded carrots, cucumber, asparagus--not all at the same time, of course.

If I go out, I like smoked eel, but I have only had raw fish once. I didn't care for the texture, but I would try again. I don't like avocado in sushi rolls because of the texture, either.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:28 AM   #20
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Both husband & I LOVE sushi (both nigiri & maki) & sashimi, & enjoy it frequently.

With the maki I prefer fairly basic, straightforward presentations like tuna, spicy tuna, eel, etc., rather than the kooky "specialty" rolls. With nigiri & sashimi, while I'll try anything once, I've found that I really don't care for raw shrimp (saltwater or freshwater) or raw squid.
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