Divya Burman taught how to make this tasty sushi by Chef Narimahato. She gives us a step by step illustrated recipe of how to cook a sushi with crab meat, avocados, noki and rice at home.
Ingredients of California Sushi Rolls
1 sheet of nori (seaweed) cut into half
110 gram cooked sushi rice
2 slices avocado
15 gram fresh crab meat or crab stick grated
Tobiko (Japanese caviar) if you can get otherwise you can use black Japanese sesame seeds
You will also need:
A sushi rolling mat
A damp cotton napkin
A sharp knife
How to Make California Sushi Rolls
2.Prepare the damp napkin as in picture.
3.Place 1/2 sheet of nori (Right: The pic only has a quarter).
4.Please cut half shiny side down on the center of the damp napkin
(horizontal lines on the sheet should face you.) Now spread the sushi
rice on the sheet with damp fingers evenly.
5.Spread the tobiko over the rice and flip the sheet so rice is on the other side and the sheet is facing you with its horiziontal lines.
6.Place avocado in center and line with crab meat. Take the bottom edge of
the sheet with both fingers on each side and roll over the top of crab
and avocado leaving about 1 cm of nori protruding out.roll again so the
joint is now at the bottom.
7.Place the entire roll back on the center of the napkin and roll the napkin from the bottom edge over the roll.
8.Place the top half of rolling mat over the napkin and roll. Using the
thumb and middle finger, pinch sides of roll while applying even
pressure over the top of the roll with the index fingers.
lifting both the mat and napkin up by the corner, gently roll the roll
through a 1/4 turn so it is lying on its next side, replace napkin and
mat and repeat the pinching process as described earlier.
10.Remove mat and unfold napkin and replace roll in center again. Cut roll
in half with a slightly damp sharp knife with a sawing action.
11.Line up two halves and cut again into three pieces of equal size leaving you with six equal size portions. Serve the California roll with wasabi, soya and ginger. Enjoy.
13.Never put the sushi rice in the fridge.You will ruin the consistency.
14.Always try consuming sushi on the same day.
15.Always wet you hands slightly while handling sushi rice or it will stick to your hand.
16.As you get better,experiment with your own choice of interesting fillings.
17.This sushi tastes great if topped with a small dollop of chilli mayo (1 tablespoon mayo mixed with 1.4 tsp of chilli garlic sauce)