Sushi Today – Airplane Food Tomorrow

February 18th, 2010 / Comments 3

My son Noah and I made sushi for lunch the day before we were to fly off to Sicily for our two month adventure.

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Noah cooked the rice and cut the carrots and avocado and I went to the market to get yellow tail tuna and ‘crab with a k’.  Crab with a k or krab is also called imitation crab meat or seafood sticks. Krab originated in Japan and is a type of processed seafood made of “Surimi” or finely pulverized white fish.

Along with the fish, I found pickled ginger powered wasabi and seaweed sheets called nori in the Asian Food aisle of the well-stocked grocery.

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Ella made sushi hand rolls and Dylan opted for peanut butter. Noah and I made sushi for everyone else. Here’ how we did it .

Sushi Rice

Noah combined one and a half cups of sushi rice and two cups water in a medium sauce pan. He brought it to a boil, reduced the heat to low and simmered, covered, for twenty minutes until the water was absorbed.  After the rice had cooled in the pan for ten minutes, he turned the rice into a large bowl and stirred in one third of a cup of Japanese seasoned rice vinegar.

We readied the other components:

  • carrots cut into matchsticks
  • tuna and avocado cut into strips a quarter of an inch on a side
  • krab pieces
  • a bowl of  toasted and black sesame seeds
  • wasabi powder mixed with water to make a spicy, hot, pale green paste
  • pickled ginger in a small serving bowl

and then we set up a do it yourself sushi bar.

Although Ella found the wasabi too spicy, the rest of us enjoyed amazingly clear sinuses for the rest of the day.

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• 3 Responses to “Sushi Today – Airplane Food Tomorrow”

  • Bonnibella says:

    Sushi bar at home is always fun and nothing better than a room full of clear sinuses.

  • Joanne says:

    This and the lunch of roasted artichokes and blood oranges sound so good I need to go find something to eat. It will be common and bland since I still haven’t adapted to spicy food but I have learned the art of making it look really pretty from you.
    Thanks, Carol!
    Say hi to Charles and have safe travels.

  • Rachel says:

    Coming from someone who was there: It was absolutely delicious!! Can’t wait for the next sushi lunch!

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