Today, we are making a very simple dinner using sashimi! I have some tuna, and we’re going to be making makizushi, tekkamaki, which is one of my favorites (the tuna roll). We’ll also do kappamaki and some avocado.
Have you ever made sushi at home before? Let me know in the comments below!
This is one of the easiest things that you can make. And it goes great with miso soup!
If you haven’t tried making miso soup before, you can find the recipe here.
What is makizushi?
Makizushi is a type of sushi that is rolled using nori seaweed sheets and has various fillings.
You can put a lot of things in makizushi. Tuna (tekkamaki), for example. You can also put cucumbers(kappamaki), natto (natto maki), and other types of fillings.
What is natto?
Natto is fermented soybeans.
If you’ve never seen it before, it comes like this in a little foam packet.
A lot of times, it’s frozen. You can actually make it at home if you don’t have a market near you.
You just need the natto starter, which you can get on Amazon, by the way.
It’s a little bit stinky because it’s fermented soybean, obviously.
The packets also usually come with tare, or the seasoning that you mix with natto.
Tips for delicious makizushi
Fold your rice when seasoning it so you don’t squish the cooked grains together, which would not be good!
Wet your hands when handling and making the sushi rolls.
Be sure to also wet the knife you’ll be using to cut up the sushi rolls.
Always use fresh ingredients, especially if you’re using raw fish!
Use a sushi mat (makisu)!
If you don’t want to roll your sushi, an easier way to enjoy sushi is to just make a hand roll
(temakizushi) or layer a bed of sushi rice and top with fish or desired vegetables (chirashizushi).
For more flavor, add a bit of wasabi and pickled ginger (gari).
Here are some sushi variations, which we will be making today:
-add toasted sesame seeds to the cucumber roll (kappamaki)
-add finely chopped green onion to the natto roll (natto maki)
-add thinly sliced avocado, or cucumber, or kaiware daikon (daikon radish sprouts), or shiso leaves to the tuna roll.
You can even include all of them! (but it might be a really fat sushi roll)