Tuesday, June 27, 2006

This is how California rolls...

This weekend I discovered a new love, California Rolls. I have seen them in the deli section of the super market wedged between the sushi, something I'd never buy from a super market, and the roasted chicken. I'm always enticed by their mix of colors; orange, green, white, and red, and their round shape. After all, good things always come in the round; cookies, doughnuts, scoops of ice cream. Usually I contemplate the purchase for a few minutes and decide I probably won't like them because nothing is ever as good as it seems. This time, I threw them in the cart before I had a chance to think about it. Unable to stand the suspense, I tried one as soon as I got home. They are delicious! Imitation crab, avocado, and carrot surrounded in a protective coating of sticky brown rice rolled in toasted sesame seeds is a combination just about anyone could love. I love them so much that I put a sushi roller and recipe book on by birthday list. David will probably laugh when he sees them, but I don't care. I need a seasoned sushi professional to walk me through ordering my first actual sushi roll. Raw fish is nothing to be taken lightly.

3 comments:

Aola said...

As close to sushi as I ever got was one night we were cleaning some bass that we caught and I decided to try it raw. It wasn't too bad.

I watched a guy on TV the other night take fresh tuna, some green onion, a little cilantro and a couple of other things (I forgot what else);put it in fresh squeezed lime juice (the lime juice cooks the fish)in a baggie; let it set for a while depending on how much you want the juice to cook it. It looked really good.

But, other than that I know nothing about sushi.

Kristen said...

YUM! When is your birthday again, S?

Sandra said...

It's July 3rd. I was almost a firecracker baby. :)