Friday, August 26th 2011
BYOW (bring your own wasabi)

I like my sushi without pickled ginger, wasabi,  cucumbers, or crab. And if you lived nearby and liked it that way too, then that would be SO great because I kinda always make too much* and no one around these parts likes sushi.

Although Seth-5yr will always try it and then grimace and smile and say, “uh, thank YOU,” and “that was so good but I don’t think I want another bite.”

But isn’t it pretty?

That’s yellowtail tuna from last week. The pics of last night’s various sockeye salmon sushi items didn’t turn out very well. But, YUM.

* “kinda always make too much” ¬†directly translates to, “am brand new at this thanks to studying youtube how-to videos and calling my stepmother with all my sushi making questions, but when I DO get my sushi on, it is always in too large quantities for just me. and Seth-5yr’s one polite bite. and the cat, who suddenly loves my cooking.”

~hm

10 Comments on “BYOW (bring your own wasabi)”

1
Mother T
August 26th, 2011
8:31 am

I’ve never been a fan of sushi, but it always looks pretty on the plate! I think even Seth would beat me out on this, I just can’t even take one good-mannered bite.

Glad you are having fun learning how to make it.

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Kelsey
August 26th, 2011
8:37 am

Mother T,
I don’t really know why he goes through with it. Especially after he completely freaked out when he learned i ordered the salmon online. “YOU BOUGHT FISH THROUGH THE MAIL? THAT’S A BAD IDEA. OH!!! YUCK!!!! NO, MOM, THAT’S YUCKY!” And yet he still feels obligated to try. I don’t understand it, but I do appreciate the effort. : ) My mom tried a piece last night, too!
i really can’t cook. But sushi isn’t cooking – it’s assembling and slicing and it’s sort of peaceful.

3
Jan
August 26th, 2011
9:03 am

I’m so glad you enjoy sushi enough to actually make it yourself. But here on the lake, we call that bait.
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Stacey
August 26th, 2011
11:08 am

I’m glad you like sushi… you can have mine :o ) I don’t eat any seafood at all.

My one year old just saw this picture and said “bite” so maybe he’s a fan!
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Kelsey
August 26th, 2011
1:13 pm

Jan,
this made me laugh all morning!

Stacey,
i would SO gladly make your 1 yr old cutie a bite!

6
LaLa
August 26th, 2011
1:32 pm

I like your definition of it as peaceful assembling. Very zen.

Also, Jan’s definition of it as bait. Hilarious.

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Linda
August 27th, 2011
9:51 pm

Seth is a brave young man.

Wow! I am so impressed that you have taken on this challenge. You do the thing with the little mat that makes the nice neat roll? I would eat those leftovers in a heartbeat.

Once I was on an important sales call with a big tough guy. We stopped for lunch at a sushi bar, and he puked all the way home. First timer, big sissy.
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OneMommy
August 28th, 2011
10:01 am

It looks delicious! I like a little sushi, with Wasabii. Yum!
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Sarah
August 29th, 2011
1:37 pm

Jan’s comment…hilarious! I’ve tried it a coupla times and just can’t ever seem to like it.

Boo.
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Sara
August 29th, 2011
9:03 pm

I love some kinds of sushi and have found some restaurants that are willing to make it to my specifications (no icky sauce, no wasabi among others). A friend tried to teach me to make my own…and that would be perfect cause it can be exactly how you like it. But you need patience, which I don’t have!
I think I’d eat yours but it might not taste good by the time it gets here, even via Fed Ex. :)

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