Saturday, March 27, 2021
6:30 PM CDT
David Reed, Instructor
Do you miss eating sushi but don’t want to go out to a restaurant these days? Would you like to learn how to make sushi at home? Dave Read has been making delicious sushi at home for family and friends for over ten years, and will show you how get started. The class will cover what equipment and supplies you need, where to find fish, and how to make both nigiri and rolls. It’s easier than you think, and even the ugly results are edible.
In this class, we will learn how to make miso soup from scratch (waaay better than from a mix), make an Unagi roll, a Spider roll – and any other rolls participants prefer :o) No need to have attended the previous class in order to join this one.
- Knife: for making sushi you need a VERY sharp knife. There is no such thing as “too sharp” for this. If you have a yanagiba knife, great but it’s not essential. Regardless, do yourself a favor and sharpen your knife before using it for sushi.
- Sushi rolling mat (makisu): Only buy bamboo mats – do not accept the plastic ones. The bamboo mats come in two types: 1) flat on one side, round on the other, 2) tiny little dowels, round on both sides. I strongly prefer type (1) but lots of people like type (2). Here is an Amazon
link to a kit that includes both types so you can make up your own mind:
- Cutting board: get a decent Teflon cutting board. It’s essential for sanitary purposes, but will also help keep your knife sharp. You can get these for ultra cheap at an Asian market, but here is an Amazon link so you know what I’m talking about: https://www.amazon.com/Commercial-Plastic-Cutting-Board-NSF/dp/B01LXE0PBV/
- Small plates for eating sushi: any plate will do, but if you get into making sushi, a japanese-style plate will make serving it more fun. Here are some links:
- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013QWP62/ (set with serving plates and sauce bowls)
- https://www.akazuki.com/collections/japanese-plates/sushi-plates (I especially love the looks of the Kokuryu plates, but they are sized more for serving. Also check out the Torifuji plates)
- Small bowls for soy/wasabi: usually round but sometimes square, your dinner guests need a place to mix their soy and wasabi
Serving plate(s) for serving the sushi: usually larger rectangular plates, it’s common to serve sushi on a plate and people pick their pieces from it.
- Chopsticks: in Japan, sushi is traditionally eaten with the hands, but here in America many people prefer to use chopsticks. Your call on whether you want to buy chopsticks or not.
- Standard kitchen gear: you will need measuring cups, sauce pans, etc.