Cooking Tips : How to Roll Sushi

To make a sushi roll first you need to start off with some ingredients. You want to make sure that you have your seaweed, your filling, your rice, a bowl of water, and a towel ready to go. And you should also have a bamboo roller covered in plastic wrap. The plastic wrap will help keep everything from sticking to it. First we are going to put down our seaweed wrap and the way you can tell between a good piece of seaweed is darker a color it is the better quality it is. Okay, next I am going to take some rice and the rice should be sticky rice.

You want to make sure that you do make the sushi rice. It does make a big difference. And I am just going to press it into my seaweed. And because it is sticky that is what your bowl of water is for. You are just going to rinse your fingers off, grab more rice, and press it in. Okay, once you have your rice all put together you want to make sure that you do leave a little bit of space right here so when we roll it up it has something to stick to. Next I am going to add my fillings into the roll. And here we are just going to do a very simple cucumber roll. Okay, now it is time to roll. So what I am going to do is I am going to take my bamboo mat and I am going to use that to fold over my roll. From here you are going to use your bamboo mat and pull it tightly as you roll it. Once you have the first roll you are just going to use your bamboo mat to continue to roll.

As you roll make sure each time that you are pressing tightly so that everything holds together. And that is your sushi roll. From here to make sure you get even cuts what you want to do is first cut it right down the middle. And to have even pieces from there go ahead and take that and we are going to cut it down the middle again. From here you can continue to cut to desired thickness.

And that is how you make a sushi roll. .

Cucumber Sushi Roll Recipe – Japanese Food Recipe

Welcome back to my channel, in this week’s episode I’m going to show you how to make a Cucumber Roll. What you need to slice cucumber? Is a piece of cucumber, some water, and a knife. The water is to lubricate the knife so that as you’re cutting the cucumber then it allows you to slide through instead of not getting bogged down. Now what I’ve done here is I have already taken the skin off of the cucumber with a cheese knife. Cutting the cucumber. Keep the blade wet and then just simply move into it with the knife, and you want to keep an eye on the blade, you can just see it through the cucumber, so you want to keep it so it’s not too thick and not too thin. If you lift up the blade like so then you dig deeper into the cucumber making the slices thicker. Now when you move the blade down like so you will actually come more to the surface and you’ll cut thinner slices. The right thickness would be about a quarter centimeter which is a tenth of an inch.

Once in a while just take the blade out of the cucumber, wet it again so that you have more lubrication and then just continue cutting. I am not using pressure here, just let the knife do the work and you just guide the cucumber, now between cuts you push it up and then when you cut you bring it down, so you’re always cutting in one direction. This gives you a lot of control, if you start sawing both ways in cutting then you’re going to miscalculate and slip up. Now this does take a little bit of practice and don’t worry too much, just buy a bunch of cucumbers, try it out, I mean these things are pretty cheap anyway. Okay now you start getting towards the seeds is when you stop, so there we go. Cutting some Tuna slices. Alright so now we just roll this up and put it to one side for later, take a little piece of tuna.

With cutting the tuna just simply put the heel at the corner of the fish, so you want to end the cut with the tip on the board. It should be one fluid motion, not too thin, you want it quite thick, about a quarter centimeter to a half centimeter which is one tenth of an inch to one fifth of an inch. Rolling the Sushi Roll. Start at one end and you just cover about one third of your sheet of cucumber, okay, and that should more or less do. Now you add your avocado, a couple slices should do, don’t overdo it.

And a little dab of wasabi. Now you begin rolling, no need for anything like a rolling mat, simply try to keep it compressed and keep rolling. When you start to reach the end — now here you could add some mayo or some mascarpone cheese, anything that will keep it stuck together. It doesn’t need to be that, it could be also yogurt if you want, keep it healthy. Just something to make sure that it sort of stays together otherwise it might unwrap easily. Okay, so there we go, and now cutting it, you want to keep the seal on the bottom and simply just cut the ends off. Now these are the throw away, throw away. And you just simply want to cut the slices, pretty thin, about one centimeter, that’s two fifths of an inch — and that is your cucumber roll. How to plate the Sushi Roll. Simply place your cucumber rolls on the plate — there we go, okay. Now your Daikon which is placed here in the middle, a little bit of carrots just to give it some color and a couple little greens. Now you add some Salmon Roe, be quite generous.

There we go, beautiful salmon eggs. And to finish it off, place a little bit of soy sauce on the plate. And that’s the cucumber roll done. END .

DIY – Roll Up Blinds, how-to

We are here in our tiny outdoor kitchen in Hong Kong. And we would like to have some bamboo blinds. So I thought, why not make them ourselves, since we made the complete kitchen ourselves. This is kind of how our blind will look like. We have 5 eyes at the top. We will attach a rope in one of the eyes and then bring it to the back, bring it to the front, to another eye, and then bring it all the way to the right, and out, ready to pull. Same for the right side, we attach a rope to the top, bring it to the back, and to the front, into an eye and to the last eye, out, also ready to pull.

So when it’s rolled up it will look something like this. What we will use is a bamboo mat. Large enough to fit the window. Some cable ties. A big piece of rope. Some screw eyes. A wooden beam, and a wooden pole, or a plastic pole in my case. First I start with cutting the bamboo mat. Make it a bit taller then your window frame. Because we need some extra to cover the wooden beam and the pole. I place the beam on the top and cover it with the bamboo mat. Then I make some holes for the cable ties and tie it together. When the beam is attached to the mat, I will turn the mat around and go to the other side, to attach the pole.

Same way with the holes and the cable ties. Make sure you cut them tight, so it won’t be a problem when rolling the blind. Ok now it’s time for the eye screws. Together we will place 5 of them. first I use a normal screw to pre screw the hole, so it will be more easy to put the eye screw in there. When the 5 eyes are attached to the beam, we are ready to apply the rope. Attach the rope to the top eye and then go all the way to the back and come back to the front and get your rope through the eye on top, and then bring it to the right, and get it through the right eye, and the left side is finished. Then same for the right side, all the way to the back, to the front, and through the top eye and to the most right eye. And that’s it.

Now the blind is ready, the only thing I have to do is to attach it. Thank you for watching. If you like my videos, please subscribe. .