Homemade Sushi and Edamame Beans

I’ve always loved sushi but I’ve never tried making it at home. It’s something I always thought was best eaten in a restaurant or from a store. I saw this Yutaka Sushi Roll Kit in Sainsbury’s and I thought why not, it sounded like fun.

This kit was brilliant. Everything was so easy and had very clear instructions. The best thing is that it didn’t take long to make, the longest part was waiting for the sushi rice to cool once boiled, but this is something that you can do in advance.

I loved making my own sushi because I could decide what goes in it. I went for traditional flavours this time, but next time I might be a bit more adventurous. I bought some lightly smoked salmon fillets from Aldi and they were absolutely delicious. The fillets were so delicate and just had a gentle flavour of smokiness. I highly recommend it!

I sliced up the salmon into thin strips and put it in both my sushi rolls, but added avocado and cucumber to one, and mixed peppers to the other. I even attempted to make a nigiri and it worked so well!

All you had to do was layer up the ingredients and roll. Simple! The kit came with fiery wasabi and pickled ginger and soy sauce. I was in sushi heaven.

I decided to serve my sushi with edamame beans. This is something that I always order when I go to Wagamama’s and I love it! I bought a bag of frozen edamame beans from Tesco and I made my own seasoning using sea salt, dried chilli flakes and dried garlic powder. Once I boiled them for about 5 minutes, I tossed them in a drizzle of sesame oil and then sprinkled over the chilli garlic salt. Let’s just say that between me and my husband, they didn’t last long.

This was a great date night style meal for two, especially when your toddler is asleep and the toys are all packed away. Date night without having to dress up or leave the house is my kind of night! :p

Do you like sushi? I’d love to know what flavours you would recommend 🙂

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I am a food photographer and stylist based in Milton Keynes. Please check out my website to see more of my work at www.jbimagery.co.uk

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