If there's one thing that I miss so much since I left the Philippines, it's eating seafood! Moving in the middle of the USA and closest ocean literally are hundreds if not a thousand plus something miles away, getting fresh seafood is almost impossible. When we discovered Island Sushi in Appleton, WI - because I was actively searching - I couldn't be any happier! A little over five years later, we still go there regularly but I've always thought... why not make it myself?
The biggest struggle is getting sushi grade fish. I don't trust eating the salmon and tuna from grocery stores raw. I also know that there is a freezing process involved to kill the parasites and bacteria. I only have a regular freezer that doesn't deep freeze so that's another story. Well, of course I can always use crab meat or shrimp, but I guess I just never had the motivation until I found this Korean store that sold Korean and Japanese goodies! There are many Asian stores here but they're mostly Hmong and the products are mostly Southeast Asian. I definitely have no complaints as they sell the food I want and need. But they didn't have much Japanese or Korean items so finding the Oriental Food Mart in Appleton was awesome.
I finally took the courage to create my own Maki Rolls! The catch? I cooked my salmon!
But why!?? I wasn't ready to risk getting parasites or getting sick. Did it taste any different? Not really. The texture is different consider that raw fish more gelatinous but it was still great (or so the Husband Bear says!). This will also be great for people who aren't fond of eating raw food.
Let's Get Started!
Easy Maki Roll Recipe using pan seared Salmon
Alright! So before we begin, here's a few things that you need to know - I bought most of my ingredients and items locally but I got a few items online. I've included links to those that I used and was able to find online!
Let's do this!
Tada! Home made easy maki rolls :)
I know it sounds a little bit complicated but it's actually a lot of fun to make and it's not as tedious as it seems. I will be making a video when I make it again and also show the art of cooking rice. Don't be afraid to experiment with fillings and other sauces. What's your favorite maki roll? I'll experiment with more so stay tuned!
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