Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A Sushi Lunch

 My niece's first sushi roll - a job very well done!

We had Dh's brother and family over for lunch the other day.  The message I got from Dh was that 'the girls' wanted to learn to make sushi.  My SIL apologised for being bossy - I was thrilled that I didn't have to think about what to make!  My 10yo niece loves making stuff.  It seems to matter not whether it's art and craft or in the kitchen.  When life in a family is busy though, busyness in the kitchen is the most helpful.  My niece left with rice paper rolls and sushi skills well-practiced and ready for implementing at home whenever the mood may strike (and the ingredients are available).

The rice paper rolls were filled with a smear of hoisin sauce, rice noodles, chicken, cucumber and carrot.

The sushi rolls (technically california rolls, I think) had a variety of fillings:
  • crab stick, cucumber, carrot
  • smoked salmon, avocado
  • cucumber, carrot, avocado
  • chicken, carrot, cucumber
With that Miss Mischief made prawn crackers and we had our favourite Asian salad to go with it.  And surprisingly the three boys did not devour everything on the table.  They must be tired of digesting food as well!


Left-Handed Housewife said...

I would love to learn how to make California rolls. I was very scared of sushi for a long time, but slowly am coming around. Ten-year-olds who love to make stuff are the best.

Happy new year!


Joolz said...

We made sushi too, it was quite easy and we'll be doing it again!Happy New Year to you!

Cheers - Joolz

Rel said...

Miss C has been after me to make our own sushi! Can you believe she loves it...well, only with avocado but still it's something :)

I have all the fixings and now just need to do it!

Tracy said...

Wow Rel - Sushi! What a puzzling little person she is. I wonder what else can hide in avocado?