Saturday, November 14, 2009

Daring Cooks: Sushi

The November 2009 Daring Cooks challenge was brought to you by Audax of Audax Artifex and Rose of The Bite Me Kitchen. They chose sushi as the challenge.

This challenge was the most fun I've had in a Daring challenge since I've joined either group. We had some friends over, and all made the sushi as quite the team effort. After making the required dragon roll, spiral roll, and 4 pairs of nigiri, we had fun going a little nutty and getting creative with the wide variety of ingredients I had prepared.

Nigiri: tamago (sweet egg, I used this recipe), tuna, salmon, and red bell pepper, and the spiral roll
Nigiri & Spiral Roll

Dragon Roll, with tuna, crab, and cucumber inside and avocado with homemade eel sauce (made with this recipe) on top
DragonRoll1

Cross-section of the spiral roll
SpiralRoll

Assorted sushi rolls, including salmon/avocado and shrimp tempura topped with tuna
Sushi Plate

A big thank you to Rose and Audax for being such gracious hosts this month. I love knowing how cheap and easy it is to make one of my favorite indulgences at home any time I want! I especially enjoyed learning how to make rice authentically. Who wants to join me for my next sushi party?

Head over to The Daring Kitchen for completely foolproof instructions!

36 comments:

Jenn said...

wow just gorgeous!! also loving that salmon, avocado and shrimp tempura roll!!

Audax said...

I want to be at your next sushi party the final platter looks wonderful and O so tasty I bet it was delicious. And thank you for your kind words *blushing*. I'm so glad that you will be making this again and again a great skill that you picked up in the Daring Kitchen. Those photogaphs looks so professional and so luscious. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

Lauren said...

Picking my jar up off the floor... All of your sushi is stunning! I'm so glad that you loved this challenge - looks like you had tons of fun =D.

Maggie said...

GORGEOUS!! And delicious, I'm sure!

Linda said...

I love sushi and have attempted to make it at home. I don't have a knife sharp enough to cut the fish thin enough so I'm content going out of it.
But you did awesome. Looks delicious!

Mary Camu said...

WOW!!! They look so good Amy!! Nice job!

Monkeyshines in the Kitchen said...

Who wants to join you for your next sushi party? - We do! It looks like you had quite the feast. Your spiral roll is really pretty!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Love the shrimp tempura rolls. I'll have to try that. And the avocado with salmon. You did a great job!

chef_d said...

Great looking sushi, everything looks so good :)

The Cooking Ninja said...

They are gorgeous. It never occurred to me to use red bell pepper. :)I love the interesting ingredients that pop up on daring cook sushi challenge. I also had a lot of fun making this challenge. Will definitely make it again.

violarulz/ducksandbooks said...

we make sushi in our house too! I wish I'd thought to look up how on line, but when a local grocery store offered $20 sushi making classes last year, the dude and I signed up. I'm glad someone else agrees that it's not as hard as it looks. Have you tried making spicy tuna? I have a fab lazy girl method: drained canned tuna, mayo, siracho, and black sesame seeds. Really easy and quick too!

Jenny said...

Your sushi looks absolutely wonderful, I bet it was really delicious! I agree this was the very best challenge so far. Wonderful job!

Geoff said...

I was there, it was amazing. I think the tempura roll was my favorite, but it is hard to say... I can't wait for more!

natalia said...

Ciao Amy ! Your sushi making party sounds fun and delicious !! I'd love to partecipate next time !!!

Rose said...

You did SUCH a great job! Next sushi party? I'll be there ;) So well done!!!!!!!!!!! Your rolls look perfect and the nigiri is well formed! *_*

Lori said...

Nice job and great photographs. You have blown this challenge away.

justforlicks said...

Hello Amy!
Your sushi looks fantastic. Your pictures are so bright. Makes me want to grab one off the platter.

:)

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

Your rolls look so pretty!
My girlfriends and I had a sushi making party a few years ago. You've reminded me we need to do that again :)

Megan said...

Wow! That sushi is sooo impressive! Great job!

Trish said...

You are an amazing photographer! I am having so much fun just jumping from page to page here...all of you involved in this challenge...you all did so wel!

TaGa_Luto said...

I can tell you enjoyed doing this challenge as i did=;) I love all your shots, sushi party sounds good! My husband and i had too much sushi til the following day!

Frenchie said...

Amy, you did such a great job on this challenge. I also had friends over to make these and making an afternoon of it really made it the most fun challenge to date. I wanted to try and make tomago, but I ran out of time, how did it turn out?

Eat4Fun said...

Terrific looking sushi! Great photos too! :-) All your different variations look delicious. Sounds like a great party! Wonderful job!

Anne said...

I'm far from a connoisseur of sushi (not my thing, really), but hopefully that won't diminish the value of the WOW that I let out when I saw your pictures! I've seen sushi, of course, I just don't eat it; and Amy, that is some gorgeous-looking sushi. Well done! I hope it tasted as good as it looked--if you're into sushi, that is. :)

pigpigscorner said...

Wow everything looks great! I'm in for the party =P

Erushi said...

Everything looks lovely. I love all the variety you've done, and the way you've plated them is pretty.

Thanks for visiting my blog too, and for your lovely comments!

Claire said...

Sounds like you all had fun. The results look fantastic

Sarah said...

Having a party was a fantastic idea! Your sushi looks so tasty and I love all your pictures. They are so professional.

Barbara Bakes said...

How fun to have your friends over and make it with them! Great job!

Emily said...

Looks great! Where did you get the sushi grade fish?

Evelyne said...

Oh everything looks divines. i swear I am salivating at the sight of the tuna nigiri

Tara said...

Yummy! Looks like you did a fantastic job on the sushi. What a fun skill to have!

maybelle's mom said...

WOW, you went seriously all out. the picts are fantastico and the roll choices look delicious.

Lyd said...

Amazing display, Amy!!

TeaLady said...

Great looking sushi. I was too much of a chicken to make this.

AND... all your food is wonderful, by the way.

LizG said...

Very nice sushi, Amy! You're going to feel right at home if you come to Vancouver. :)

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