posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 05:44 PM
Sushi's very expensive when you buy it at shops or places like resturants, however its actually very cheap to make (often the reason why it is so
expensive when ready made is because it doesn't have a long shelf life, and resturants need qualified sushi chefs who are expensive to employ if they
want to sell authentic sushi), but its actually not difficult at all to make depending on the type of sushi you want to make.
I highly recommend "Sushi taste and technique" by Kimiko Barber and Hiroki Takemura, the book tells in great detail how to make many types sushi
from scratch and has filled with lovely pictures as well to guide you through the processes, sushi can be very fun and interesting to make and its
also easy to come up with your own new recipes as well- a lot of the types of sushi sold ready made now days are not japanese recipes at all, but
rather western (like the California roll).
The only thing i would warn about making sushi that contains raw fish is that fish often contain tapeworm (particularly juevenile ones that live in
the actual flesh of the fish) which can be passed onto people. If you are feel a bit squeemish around such parasites (its important to thoroughly
check the fishes flesh as you prepare it for these things), then either freeze or cook the fish (which will kill off any parasites living in it) or
use other ingredients like prawns, crabs, octopus etc...Salmon are particularly prone to carrying tapeworm.