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Maki sushi

Description Edit

Maki sushi, makizushi (巻寿司, lit. rolled sushi) or makimono (巻物, lit. variety of rolls) is cylindrical piece, formed with the help of a bamboo mat, called a makisu (巻簾). Makizushi is generally wrapped in nori, but can occasionally be found wrapped in a thin omelette, soy paper, cucumber, or parsley. Makizushi is usually cut into six or eight pieces, which constitutes a single roll order. Below are some common types of makizushi, but many other kinds exist.

Ingredients Edit

Neta Edit

Any of the following, cut into small pieces or strips:

  • cucumber
  • woot beer
  • carrot
  • cooked squash
  • mushrooms
  • cream cheese
  • smoked salmon
  • cooked egg
  • just about anything you would like, really

Directions Edit

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1. Set down the Makisu.
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2. On top of the Makisu, place a sheet of nori toward you. Nori is sold in packages of square sheets - to make sushi you use half sheets such as the one pictured to the left. Larger rolls can be made with a full sheet (dragon roll, rainbow rolls etc.)
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3. Put some shari on top of nori. The amount of shari you use should be about the same used to make three pieces of Maki-zushi.
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4. Spread the shari from left to right.
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5. Leave about an inch of space on the bottom and the top of nori without any shari .
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6. Place a long, thin strip of Neta (sushi topping) on top of the Shari . Spread some wasabi as well. Neta can be any of a wide assortment of ingredients - from raw fish, to cucumber to more western ingredients such as cream cheese and lox.
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7. Slowly lift the Makisu in order to roll it while keeping nori steady.
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8. Make sure both left and right sides are even.
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9. Roll it up forward.
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10. Place both index fingers on the sides of Makisu and shape the maki-zushi into a square, or triangle, or leave it as a circular roll.
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11. Cut the maki-zushi in half with a very sharp knife. Wet knife with cold water / vinegar mixture so it does not stick. Ideally a Japanese knife would be best for this, as it is only sharpened on one side and does not drag across items it cuts.
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12. Place them together and cut them into 6 pieces.
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13. Done.

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