For last night's midnight snack, I decided to make California maki for my father and I (my brother and mother are not fans of Japanese food.) Let's start?
Step 1. Ingredients
You will need (1) Japanese rice, (2) nori, (3) crabsticks, (4) fish eggs, (5) mango, (6) japanese mayo, and (7) cucumber. We didn't have japanese mayo so I just used regular mayo, and I don't really like cucumber so I didn't put one. HAHAHA
For 25 pcs of California maki, I used up the following
1. 2 cups of Japanese rice
2. 2 spoonfuls of fish eggs (I don't understand, why is this thing so expensive?)
3. 5 crabsticks (the thick ones)
4. 2 sheets of Nori
Step 2. Utensils
You will need (1) rolling mat, (2) knife, (3) a bowl with water - for you to wet your hands/knife every now and then to lessen the stickiness of the rice.
Step 3. Cut the nori in half and then flatten a layer of rice over it.
Step 4. Spread fish egg all over and then flip it over the rolling mat
Step 5. Add mayo, mango, and crabstick. Personally, I like it with lots of mayo.
Step 6. Roll it, silly.
Step 7. Cut it, and repeat the process. Voila, you're done!
|Look how bad my first maki looked. HAHAHA - tastes good anyway|
Personally, the most challenging part in making maki is refraining myself from licking my fingers and eating the ingredients. I think I failed on this quite a few times. I only stopped myself from doing so when I have already eaten more than 10 pcs, I guess? HAHAHAHA
You can use the rolling mat in holding the maki while cutting it. This will enable you to avoid pressing the maki too hard that you destroy the shape of the maki roll.
Next, I want to make spicy tuna roll, and spicy salmon too! but I can't find any sushi grade salmon and tuna, do you know where I can buy some (in small sizes only)?