It’s a Japanese style of food that uses fish (raw or cooked), vegetables, and is often combined with rice that’s been seasoned with vinegar. Pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce are usually served on the side.
While traditional Japanese sushi is simpler, less dressed up, and focused on the fish, its American counterpart is more focused on rolls, topped with plenty of garnishes and sauces. No matter which style you’re choosing, it’s very important to know what you’re ordering before you order.
Sashimi is simply the raw fish, served as is. It’s sliced in long rectangular slices known as “hira-zukuri” and may have wasabi, soy sauce and ginger served on the side as accompanying condiments.
|Nigiri||Nigiri is a style of sushi that is made by molding a ball of vinegared rice by hand and topping it with a slice of raw fish. It’s usually served with two pieces and can be eaten with the hands.|
|Hand Roll||Hand roll sushi is a very popular sushi dish in Japanese home cooking. You need Sushi Rice and sheets of roasted seaweed (sushi nori), but the rest of the ingredients can be just about anything imaginable.|
|Sushi Roll||Rolls look like an inside-out sushi roll with a layer of rice on the outside and a sheet of nori on the inside, and usually include avocado, imitation crab, cucumber, and sometimes tobiko (flying fish roe).|
Now I'm going to show you how to make California roll at home. You're going to need a cucumber. Just cutting the half first, and off, and slice, one more time. Then you're going to get the seeds out, then julienne. That's your julienne, cucumber. This is avocado. Take the stem off then go 360 degrees. Twist and then you slice. And that's your avocado. Now we are ready to roll the California roll. Sea weed, rough side up, this is a half sea weed with your hand. And I'm going to do it inside out. Inside the roll is, rice is outside. Regular roll is sea weed is outside. So we're going to spread the rice on the sea weed, cover each corner, each edge with rice then we flip over so that the rice goes outside. Now I'm going to flip over. Crab cake, avocado, cucumber. Now pick up your bamboo with your thumb. Hold the other ingredients with your other forefingers and coming in. Make it tighter. Pick up, roll and shape.