Saturday 23 February 2008

Sushi Tale

It's had being a few months since my last Salad post in December. Due to the hectic working schedule, I don't really have time to whip up any meals on the weekdays night as well as weekends. What I do most is to spend time with my little darling and doing all the household chores. But this weekend, upon Reyon's request we decided to turn out kitchen into little Sushi Bar.........(click here to see our Little Sushi Chef)

These are what we had made for our dinner and all these are Reyon's favourite sushi like Kanikama, Tamago and Kani Salad. I also made a few Gunkan Sushi(round sushi which is wrapped with seaweed and topped with ingredients) topped with Fish Floss for him.

Ingredients For Sushi Rice:
125g Short Grain Rice
10g Fine Salt
35g Fine Sugar
50ml Japanese Rice Vinegar

1. Mix salt, sugar and vinegar in the pot and simmer over heat till mixture is dissolved. Set aside.(or you can do it in Microwave oven on 30 sec High)
2. Using both hands, wash rice gently for a few times till rice water becomes perfectly clear then drain.
3. Add some water and soak the rice for 30 minutes. Drain and add 250ml water and cook in the rice cookers.
4. When the rice is cooked, let it stand in rice cookers with covered lid for 15 minutes before removing the lid.
5. Transfer cooked rice into a wooden rice tub, pour prepared seasoning mixture evenly over sushi rice and stir well with wooden ladle. Use a fan to cool the rice for 5 minutes.

Tamago is the Japanese omelette commonly used in maki, nigiri and tamaki sushi. Unlike a regular omelette, the tamago is made with sugar, soy sauce, and mirin added. And this is always the MUST have items when Reyon visit any Sushi restaurants, he can have about 4 in a meal. This is my very first time trying to make this at home for him. Even though I didn't managed to achieve those professional Tamago look but at least it still taste good and presentable...... For those who are interested to try out, here is the recipe that I used and also a very good youtube video that is recommended by one of my friend Pamy on how to fry the omelette @ Tamago Making (I did not use the recipe given in the video). Posted by Picasa

2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons of Dashi Stock
1/2 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Mirin
1/4 Teaspoon Soy Sauce

1. Add the eggs and the rest of the ingredients in a big bowl then beat well to make sure that it is smooth and well combined.
2. Heat up a well-oiled tamgo pan and pour about 1/4 of the mixture to the pan and swirl it as if you making crepe.
3. Cook the mixture over medium heat till almost done, fold it up to the side with a chopstick to the back of the pan.
4. Add more oil to the pan and pour in another 1/4 of the mixture, making sure to get some of it under the roll.
5. As it cook, roll the sheet and fold it up again and set it on top of the previous omelette.
6. Repeat the steps until all omelette mixture is used up.
7. Square omelette with a wooden block and remove, leave to cool.
8. Cut omelette into 7 or 8 slices then mould the sushi rice and place each slice of omelette on top and wrap it with a roasted seaweed strip and serve.

a) I replace the Dashi Stock with Chicken Stock.
b) The 1/4 of the egg mixture that you pour in will depend on the size of the pan as in it might be more or less.
c) If you don't have the special rectage pan for making tamago, you can use any normal round pan but then trim the side when it is done. Or you can get a affordable rectangle pan at any Daiso branch for $2.

1 comment:

  1. Nice sushi tale here! Even the Japs are lazy to prepare sushi at home and would rather eat out. The little Sushi Chef Reyon looks awesome. Surely he'll pester you to make them again. ;D

    I look forward to your next post. Take care though minding work and home at the same time can be very tough. God bless...


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