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Old 02-20-2005, 02:30 PM   #31
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Claire - your party was definately a success!! good job.

If sushi is rolled too long the nori will absorb some of the water/liquid and become tough. That's very possibly and very likely. You might try, even though the nori you buy may already say "toasted" on the package - holding a sheet with tongs over a burner flame set on low. Just about 10 seconds or so on each side.

It just takes less rice to make them smaller - keeping hands/fingertips wet to smooth a small amount of rice out.


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Old 02-20-2005, 03:01 PM   #32
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Thanks, Elf. It'll probably be quite awhile before I make sushi again (heck, I was overwhelmed by how well it was accepted this time, let's not push it!) but will write your hints on a post-it and stick it in my sushi cookbook. Another thing is that I'd swear I've seen sushi chefs (you have to understand, in Hawaii we had a neighborhood sushi bar and I doubt a month went by without sushi, plus sushi at every potluck) sprinkle the nori with water or something. But we had three cookbooks and none mentioned wetting the nori. Will be planning a trip to either Madison or the QC to see the real guys at work!!! Yes, I'm proud of how the party turned out, and I didn't even throw it. My neighbor (D) was already talking about how it could have been better. I do that, too, after a party, but first I bask in how well it went!! Guess I'm a half-full kinda girl.

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