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Home Sushi Kits Make Great Gifts – And Great Sushi
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Home Sushi Kits Make Great Gifts – And Great Sushi

Since getting my first sushi kit as a gift, home sushi kits have really taken off in a big way and“ the number of reviews has trebled in the last two years and keeps rising. Healthy, virtually fat free, low sugar if you watch the sauces, sushi is the perfect nutritionally balanced meal.

You don't have to like fish raw or cooked, there are plenty of vegetarian options for fillings or toppings and strips of cooked seasoned chicken breast are a good alternative for those avoiding the more traditional fillings. You won't catch me eating raw fish period.

There are no big complexities to sushi and once you've made it a few times, not only will you be making restaurant quality food, you'll be hooked. However, there are a lot of different things going on with sushi, including cooking the rice which has several precise steps of its own.

Buying the right seasoning sauces like Wasabi is fine - if you know enough about sushi to realize you need it and there are a dozen other bits and pieces which go to make up the complete ensemble, including nori - seaweed sheets and rice wine or Mirin, an absolutely essential condiment in Japanese cuisine.

About 14% alcohol, Mirin is similar to sake but has lower alcohol content and more sugar. Diabetics need to use a substitute sweetener and adjust the rice cooking liquid.

So you see, these are the little complexities that a kit takes care of. It's the bits and pieces that anyone doing this for the first time can miss out and may not even know about, heck I had no idea Wasabi existed!

Having been given one as a gift and coming to realize I didn't have to eat raw fish, I read up a bit on making sushi at home and then used the kit to make a meal that tasted superb and looked an absolute mess!

Since then I've got way better with the rolling mat but even so, invested in a plastic rolling gadget which takes all worry out of the process and turns out perfect rolls every time as so long as you get the rice right.

My gift was a Sushi Chef sushi making kit which comes with everything you need including proper sushi rice, rice vinegar and wine, pickled ginger, Wasabi and other dipping or seasoning sauces. The kit served 12 potions and we made the first few, then had friends round for the rest, by which time I had a sushi rolling gadget, so it was easy to impress.


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