Yes, I have gone Bonkers… Last tuesday was our National Team’s first game in the World Cup Football.
They won !! Mathias (the anti-football-christ) was startled by my passion for the game. I had to express my ecstatic joy with someone. Only Buddy (the dog) left, I can tell you the poor fellow now spontaneously goes into hiding-mode when whistles blow and green colours appear on the tv screen.
What I mean is, there is no point spending time in your kitchen when more exciting things are going on in Sunny Brasil. There is simply no dish (trust me, I did some research) which doesn’t include heating up, messing around with sauces and risking messy stains on your sofa expect Sushi/Maki.
Prepare everything upfront and stock everything in your fridge.
As I try to keep my elegance while screaming, cursing and frowning let’s sip some wine instead of Beer, I am a woman after all ;-).
You must all think, wine?! Sake is THE drink with sushi, yes you’re right but try this Grûner Veltliner wine for a more European twist! It’s definately worth it.
This Austrian white wine is cultivated on sandy and gravel soils which makes it unique, fine, elegant and fruity. Most importantly some freshness that goes perfectly with the fatty, salty flavours of Maki and California rolls.
FRAUENWEINGARTEN Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 2013
For the Maki & California Rolls:
A note of confidence to everyone: IT IS NOT AS HARD AS IT LOOKS!! Yes you might have sushi rice stuck to everything but just keep a bowl of hot water aside to remove the rice from your fingers.
Avocado// deseeded cucumber// FRESH salmon (don’t even think buying your fish in the supermarket) //FRESH tuna// wagame // pickled ginger// wasabi// Nori leaves//sesame seeds//Rice Vinegar// Sugar
You can buy a Sushi Kit if you make this for the first time, cook the sushi rice according to package instructions but keep an eye on the rice, stir from time to time.
Keep in mind that the rice needs to be stone cold before rolling sushi. Chop up the avocado, cucumber and fish in long, fine pieces. If you try this for the first time, Maki ( rice rolled in seaweed) is perfect.
I taught our friends at Sophie’s Bachelorette Weekend how to make it and they were all surprised how easy this is!!
No fear & GOOOOO BELGIUM!!! Sorry I really can’t help it.