That's what happened a few days ago when the ever-talented Mari came to my house to share her sushi rolling skills with a group of adventurous and gracious friends of mine. (They keep coming to my parties, even though they know my weakness for inviting guest speakers.)
Mari came and brought all the supplies and ingredients. We gathered around her as she demystified the art of rolling sushi. The secrets are simple, but important.
- short grain rice is essential
- wash, even scrub the rice
- soak that rice
- never lift the lid until the rice is finished cooking
- cut in the vinegar, no mashing the rice!
- use sparse, but flavorful fillings
- tight, tight rolling!
- the extra sushi rolls, left over after the slicing, are the chef's treat
And look how much fun we had!
She left us with recipes, inspiration, and even our own bag of rice for further sushi-ing. I got brave and tried my new skills for a Father's Day dinner. I feel more skilled in this area than I did a few days ago!
What skills would you like to learn?
What skills do you have to share?