Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thrifty Strategy- Making Sushi

My husband and I love sushi. We have a favorite local sushi place, but dinner there usually runs about $50 for the two of us. For my 30th birthday, my husband got me an awesome gift- everything we need to make sushi at home.
A picture of our first homemade sushi meal

Here is the equipment/ingredients we have:
- Sushi rice
- Pickled ginger
- Chopsticks
- Bamboo mat
- Wooden rice paddle (already had wooden bowl)
- Sushi Knife
- Sushi cookbooks
- Wasabi powder
- Little dishes for soy sauce and cool plates for serving
- The Sushezi (as seen on TV!)
- Seaweed wraps (each package will last for a few sushi-making sessions)

Each time we make sushi, we go to a grocer and get sushi-grade fish from the butcher. Our favorite is yellowfin tuna. I usually get about a quarter pound. We also often get some cooked and deveined shrimp or smoked salmon. Other fun ingredients include "fake crab" sticks, avacado, cucumber, and cream cheese. Each time we made a batch, I probably spend about $12 on ingredients.

We've made sushi three times now, and it is awesome! It takes awhile to make, but that is half the fun! I encourage you to give it a try. And if raw fish isn't your thing, there are still lots of options. Enjoy.


  1. That's awesome! We'll be over for a sushi dinner about 7 tonight. :-)



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