sreda, 05. december 2012

Sushi / Susi


Wiiinteeeer! This year I actually like winter, despite the fact that I was driving yesterday with the bus from one station to the other instead of 2 minutes 15 minutes and  the bus almost collapsed from all the people in it. While I waited at the bus station, I stared at the sky and the snowflakes that were falling from the sky were so big! AAhhhh, it's nice to be a child for a moment. Even better was the time before that, I was in Lolita drinking tea and I chatted for three hours. All that positivity! I don't like negativity, pessimism, and I really started to avoid anything that steals my energy. At some point in your live you realize who's worth your time and who is in it for nothing. My life is mine alone, I'm responsible for it and I'll choose people who are  worth my time :). Hmm, it's not only winter time but also sushi time! I know that there are many people who don't like sushi, or have never eaten sushi, in fact, first time I ate it was only two years ago. Yes, dipping sushi in soy sauce, to which is added wasabi is something I really like. That's why I absolutely had to make it at home! :) I just had to! It was okay just the rice was too wet and not salty enough.  It would be ideally, if I had that thing in which you can cook rice. I am confident that I will succeed next time ;).

With love, Neja


Ingredients

  • Nori (dried seaweed)
  • 1.5 cups of rice for sushi
  • 30 g fresh fish (salmon, tuna)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 115 ml rice vinegar (white one)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt


The process

Pour rice in a strainer and rinse under running water . Pour the washed rice in a pot and add water. Right ratio of water to rice is 1.25: 1. Cook the rice to boiling. Every minute or two rice mix well. When the water boils, reduce the heat to the lowest level, stop mixing rice and cover the pot. After eight minutes of cooking look at how much water is in the pot. Rice cook until it softens and absorbs all the water in the pot.

Remove  cooked rice. Rice, sticking to the bottom leave in the pot. In a saucepan heat the rice vinegar, sugar and salt and stir until the salt and sugar is completely dissolved. The prepared liquid pour over rice and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Peel carrot and using a sharp knife cut into long, square sticks. Peel cucumber, cut in half and remove seeds. Cucumber cut into long sticks. Wash piece of fish, wipe and cut into thicker, about 0.5 cm thick and long strips. Peel avocado and cut into long sticks.

Spread bamboo rolling basis. Moisten your hands and take full palm of rice and spread it on algae leaving about 2 inches above edge algae empty.

At the center of the rice in a straight line arrange fish / avocado / cucumber / carrot strips. Use your fingers to push the bottom edge of the rice with your hands and shape roll tightly.

Put the roll on a wooden board and with a sharp knife, dip it in cold water, cut into bite-sized pieces.

Repeat this procedure until you used up all the rice and ingredients.



Zimaaaa! Letos mi je zima prav všeč in to kljub temu, da sem se včeraj z busom od ene postaje do druge vozila  namesto 2 minuti 15 minut in da se je bus skoraj sesedel od vseh ljudi na njemu. Medtem, ko sem čakala na avtobusni postaji, sem gledala v nebo in iz njega niso padale snežinke ampak cele krpice, tako velike so bile! AAhhhh, lepo je biti otrok za trenutek. Še lepše je bilo pred tem, v Loliti klepetati ob čaju tri ure. Sama pozitivnost! Ne maram negativnosti, pesimizma in resnično sem se začela oddaljevati od vsega, kar mi krade energijo. Na neki točki v življenju dojameš, kdo je vreden tvojega časa in kdo je v njemu za brezveze. Življenje je moje, sama sem odgovorna zanj in sama bom izbirala ljudi, ki mi dobro denejo :). Hmm, ni samo zimski čas ampak tudi suši čas! Verjamem, da je veliko takih, ki sušija ne marajo ali pa ga niso še nikoli jedli, tudi sama sem ga pozno odkrila, šele dve leti nazaj. Da, pomakanje sušija v sojino omako, v katero je dodan wasabi hren, mi je priraslo k srcu. Zato sem ga absolutno morala pripraviti doma! Preprosto morala sem :)! Saj mi je kar uspel, edino pri rižu sem ga pobiksala, bil je preveč moker in premalo slan. Idealno bi bilo, če bi imela tisto zadevo za kuhanje riža. No, naslednjič bo sigurno popoln ;).

Z ljubeznijo, Neja pa veselega Miklavžka želim:)

Sestavine

  • Nori alge
  • 1,5 skodelice riža za sushi
  • 30 dag sveže ribe (losos, tuna)
  • 1 korenček
  • 1 kumara
  • 1 avokado
  • 115 ml riževega kisa (prozornega)
  • 1 žlica sladkorja
  • 0,5 žličke soli



Postopek

Riž stresemo na cedilo in pod tekočo vodo spiramo toliko časa, dokler izpod cedila ne priteče čista voda. Opran riž stresemo v lonec in ga zalijemo z vodo. Vode mora biti toliko, da je riž malo prekrit; pravo razmerje med vodo in rižem pa je 1,25 : 1. Lonec pristavimo na močen ogenj in riž kuhamo do vretja. Vsako minuto ali dve riž dobro premešamo. Ko voda zavre, zmanjšamo ogenj na najnižjo stopnjo, riž nehamo mešati in lonec pokrijemo. Po osmih minutah kuhanja pogledamo, koliko je še vode v loncu. Riž kuhamo, dokler se ne zmehča in posrka vso vodo v loncu.

Kuhan riž odstavimo in ga s pomočjo lesene kuhalnice predevamo v skledo. Riž, ki se je oprijel dna posode, pustimo v loncu. V kozici segrejemo rižev kis, sladkor in sol ter mešamo toliko časa, da se sol in sladkor povsem raztopita. S pripravljeno tekočino prelijemo riž in ga dobro premešamo. Pustimo, da se ohladi na sobno temperaturo.

Korenček operemo, olupimo in s pomočjo ostrega noža razrežemo na daljše, enakomerne kvadratne palčke. Kumaro olupimo, operemo, razrežemo na pol in odstranimo semena. Tudi kumaro razrežemo na daljše palčke. Kos ribe operemo, obrišemo in razrežemo na debelejše, približno 0,5 cm debele in dolge trakove. Avokado olupimo in razrežemo na daljše palčke.

Na delovno površimo razgrnemo bambusovo podlago za zvijanje shushija. Na podlago položimo nori algo tako, da je groba stran obrnjena navzgor. Navlažimo si roke, s katerimi iz sklede zajemamo za polno dlan riža, ki ga položimo na algo. Riž s prsti enakomerno razprostremo po algi, tako da ostane približno 2 cm zgornjega roba alge praznega.

Na sredino riža v ravni vrsti razporedimo najprej trakove ribe, nato pa še palčke korenčka in kumare. Sushi začnemo zvijati na spodnjem robu, ki ga s pomočjo podlage preložimo čez ribo in zelenjavo. S prsti potisnemo spodnji rob ob riž in z rokami oblikujemo tesno rolo. Rolo s pomočjo podlage zvijemo do konca in znova z rokami učvrstimo, da dobimo čvrsto rolo. Rolo preložimo na leseno desko in z ostrim nožem, ki ga pomočimo v hladno vodo, razrežemo na grižljaj velike kose.

Postopek ponavljamo toliko časa, dokler ne porabimo vsega riža in vseh sestavin.

6 komentarjev:

  1. Nice pics..winter sushi! :P Not so much sushi at my place though but a lot of baking ;)

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    Odgovori
    1. Ha ha winter sushi, great comment! Thank you. Your pics are so dreamy, love them!

      Izbriši
  2. I love sushi too. Where I live, since we too far from sea, we rarly have an opportunity to make and eat sushi...I'm thinking of making it for a long time. You remebered me that I should:)

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    Odgovori
    1. You definitely should=) And be extra careful with rice:)

      Izbriši
    2. I've made it last Saturday. It was great:) Though, we used smoked salmon...Didn't want to risk with fresh one. Here you never know how fresh it really is...

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    3. Awesome! I'm so happy you tried it!

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