Last week Lauren asked if we could have tempura for dinner one night soon. Then she added, "Do you know how to make sushi?" And I wondered why I never had. It was time to learn.
My local supermarket had all the ingredients for California rolls (sticky rice, nori, surimi, avocado and cucumber), but didn't have the bamboo mat. I improvised with a piece of plastic canvas, which was a bit too inflexible, but the rolls didn't turn out too badly.
Amazingly, all four of us were home for dinner. So, with the candles and lovely table setting, it had a bit of a special occasion feel. Josh is not really a fan of Japanese food, but anything deep fried in batter has got to be good, right? Predictably, the tempura was a big hit.
He did ask if next time we could make sushi without the seaweed. So I'm going to look for soy paper. And a bamboo mat. Because I think home made sushi will be appearing on our dinner table, and in our lunchboxes, again.