I figured I'd post this because I love me some sushi and beer. I'm a burger and fries kind of guy but recently my gf has introduced me to sushi. I try just about everything and like most things but damn is sushi good.
Anyway we have been buying the stuff to make it at home after the gf took a course on how to prepare some basic sushi. We have been making spicy shrimp sushi once a week. Tonight was my turn.
Turns out its awesome food, and easy to make when you don't feel like cooking. And I find it pairs well with a good IPA. The beers not in the picture because it was drained before I got to it
If you want to make some here's what to do (keep in mind i'm far from a chef):
What you need:
Thin sliced carrots & cucumbers
Peanut sauce (optional)
We get our stuff from wegmans.
For two rolls:
Rice (white), cooked and cooled down to room temp. 1 cup dry rice is good for two rolls.
6 pieces of shrimp, cooked till pink. Dice them up.
Mix shrimp with some cream cheese, 1/4 cup or so of cream cheese. Use your judgement here.
Add chili sauce to cream cheese and shrimp. Again use judgement here. The chili sauce we get is sriracha hot chili sauce and its amazing. Mix that up into a paste.
Lay out sushi roll glossy side down, lines perpendicular to you. Spread rice with a spoon a mm or two thick all around the wrap evenly. Leave a 1" strip at the top end, farthest from you.
Put spicy shrimp paste in a line an inch from the bottom, closest to you that it. Use half of what you made and spread it evenly in a 1" strip.
On top of the shrimp add your thin sliced cucumber and carrots evenly. Same as you did with the shrimp.
Now gently roll it up. Loose at first, these wraps rip really easy. I usually tighten it up towards the end of the roll.
Wet your fingers and spread them over the 1" space you left free at the top. Finish rolling and seal that end like an envelope.
Cut with a serrated knife, pour some soy sauce into a small dish and get out the wasabi. I like peanut sauce also.
Only add a dab of wasabi, it gets damn hot if you add too much. Dip in soy sauce and enjoy.
Really goes awesome with a home brewed beer.
Anyway I thought I'd post this here. Try it out sometime, you won't be disappointed.