Sunday, May 30, 2010
Fish Allergy Friendly Vegeterian Sushi
Many of you may or may not know that I am very allergic to fish and seafood, therefore I have never eaten sushi. I know what you might be thinking, why don't you just have vegetarian sushi, but after looking all through the Internet, I have learned that I also should not be eating seaweed because of the risk of cross contamination.
With Seyfi having Celiac, sushi is something that he can easily eat, so I thought, why not kill two birds with one stone and try to make sushi at home that both of us could enjoy.
We made the rice together, and it was good, sweet and sour. It was sticky and shiny, just like the recipe said it should be. We made nice little pads of rice, they stuck together beautifully, but...
I'm not sure it turned out right, is sushi suppose to taste like a ball of vinegary rice with something on top? Because I don't like rice that much, and maybe that would explain why I wasn't a big fan.
Seyfi did say that he thought it was better with fish, and yes, I did only make carrot, lettuce and cucumber sushi (we couldn't find avocado anywhere). I realize that I also need to get some wasabi and pickled ginger. But will all of that really improve the fact that I am eating a rice ball?
I'm not giving up on this though. I'm going to find a way to make maki rolls (any suggestions?) and I'm going to find some more toppings (any suggestions).