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diy sushi.

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sheets of nori (toasted seaweed)
salmon fillet, cooked
one avocado
sushi rice, seasoned with a tsp of rice wine vinegar

these handrolls, also known as temaki, are great as a snack, as a starter, shared with friends, or as part of other japanese treats.

for mine i used grilled salmon, with a slice of avocado and a little mayonnaise. i used cooked salmon with just light use of olive oil as i did not want to risk use of fresh sushi-grade salmon on my first attempt and knew regular supermarket salmon could be dangerous raw. i bought the nori from a local chinese supermarket though i am sure there is such thing as a fish based japanese mayonnaise or added sesame seeds for that extra something.

sushi rice can be as simple or as complicated as you want to describe it. to put it into better words, follow this recipe.

handrolls include fillings such as crab sticks, soft shell crab or veggie options.

we also tried making a crispy salmon skin roll, for which we asked for the offcuts at a local fish counter, fried them up in a pan and served in a temaki.

i used a diy video to help me prepare the roll like so.


  1. WOW, I've never been brave enough to make my own, did you buy a rolling mat etc?

  2. Yeah I did - love it! :) Sushi rice is so difficult to get right though! I've since been on a little workshop which I actually thought I'd posted about - I'll have to dig out the pics and get it on the blog xx