We did it! We made sushi! And with the help of the iPhone app “Teach me Sushi,” it was actually fairly easy to do. For next time, there are only a few things we’d change:
1) Make real edamame. It was my fault — I thought my local supermarket would carry it. Turns out you need to go to a specialty food store or local farmer’s market to find it. Anyways, we had to go with the frozen kind, which steamed with sea salt, wasn’t that bad.
2) Use a firmer grip on the Bamboo Sushi Roller. As you’ll notice from the pics, some of the rolls don’t form a complete seaweed circle. Practice makes perfect with that, but it’s a good thing to keep in mind.
3) Buy more wine. Making sushi takes time. While one bottle should be enough to get you through, it’s smart to have a second one on hand just in case you run out. Because when the sushi-making gets tough, the tough need more wine.
But overall, it was fun. And how did it taste? So good.