Friday, December 16, 2011

Adventures in Sushi Making

It's not always about sewing around here.

The hubs and I had a date at home and made sushi.  You see, I think his love of sushi is bordering on addiction.  He used to travel frequently in his old position at work and went out for sushi on pretty much every trip. He knew he had to eat it away from home because I wasn't willing to go out to sushi with him.  Times have changed.  I'm not addicted like he is, but I am a willing participant.  I even tried raw tuna.

We had our Christmas early.  This has become a tradition since having kids.  It's nice to set aside a night and exchange gifts without the kids around and the craziness of Christmas morning.  He gave me tickets to Wicked, which I'm all sorts of excited about.  I gave him eight place settings and two serving platters to host sushi parties.  Never did I imagine I'd buy the hubs dishes for Christmas.  He loves them.  He also recently treated himself to a sushi class and is excited to try out all his new ideas.  Our Christmas Eve dinner plans consist of several sushi rolls, some scallops, and peel and eat shrimp.  (Right about now my mom is wishing she was spending Christmas with my sister who is probably cooking something normal like ham.) 


Tuna--He found a local place that sells sushi-grade fish. 







My contribution to dinner was Crab Rangoon.  My recipe needs some tweaking.

And sad little Pixel was following us around all evening.  We did let her have one shrimp.  Such a sad little, hungry face.

Dinner.  We ended up with a lot of food.  The hubs was thrilled with the results.  

Back to sewing next week.  I have a really fun pile of fabric that Mr FedEx delivered today.  I'm super excited to show it next week.  Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

  1. We've had whole sushi making dinner parties. It's fun to get everyone in on the action. I don't eat seafood so it's all a little lost on me, but I'll eat a veggie roll with wasabi. yep. I'm brave. ;) Oh and enjoy Wicked. It's fabulous! My husband and I went three years ago I believe in Chicago and even though he had the stomach flu(!) we had a blast!

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  2. oh that looks delish! I love that you have your own little celebration!

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  3. I am not much into sushi either, but I do eat and enjoy it when served :) But it looks so yummi!
    And what a nice gift to your husband!!

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  4. Oooh, that looks yummy, well done to Mr Blue Chair! I like sushi, but I I really dislike smoked salmon, and unfortunately it comes in every prepacked sushi box in the supermarkets here that isn't veggie, so I mostly have to get veggie sushi until I can make it to a restaurant.

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  5. you are courageous! I haven't been willing to enter the realms of fish, let alone raw fish with my husband. He usually cooks it when I'm not home.

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  6. Sounds like fun, Kati! I've never had sushi though I would be willing to try it. My husband on the other hand, probably never! Your Christmas tradition with your husband is a great idea, too. Definitely something we should try to do. Hope your sushi Christmas is spectacular!

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  7. Wow! Nice table! I love sushi... Brazilian kisses...

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  8. lol - my husband loves his yearly trips to Hawaii where he goes out for great sushi at this little Japanese place every night. I am not such a willing participant yet. Seaweed? Raw fish? Still, if we lived closer I would totally invite ourselves over for Christmas Eve - the hubs could talk sushi and we could talk quilting and kids. :)

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  9. Wow! I had to learn to make sushi, after moving from the West coast to northern rural Michigan (where most people refer to it as "fish bait"). Our whole family is addicted. Mine never looks this good though! Beautiful!

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  10. It's fun to see you in the kitchen again, and w/ the hubs even! I wouldn't have guessed. Everything looks delicious. I have had sushi a couple of times. It tastes fabulous but I still can't mentally quite get past it enough to want it often.

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  11. What a delicious meal you have created. Great idea to have a separate sharing time without the children. Sushi is very popular down here in New Zealand and alot of people make their own-alot cheaper. We use chicken alot in ours for those non seafood lovers. Chicken and avocado is my favourite.

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  12. That's so fun! My fiancée and I will be making sushi for our Christmas day celebration...we took a class last year so I gave him a sushi kit for Christmas, and it's taken us a year to get around to trying it at home (we've got lots of great sushi restaurants nearby). But, we're going all out, too! Shrimp tempura and the "Cajun roll" are on the menu! We're going to try spicy crawfish, green pepper, and maybe a bit of Crystal hot sauce - and if it's gross, we'll just have lots of crawfish tails to eat! I like your idea...we'll have to do that when we have little ones!

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