Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rolling Sushi

Date night yesterday consisted of Bryan cashing in on his Christmas present....a sushi cooking class at Sur La Table. I crave sushi like nothing else, (well, except maybe chocolate) so it was great fun to learn how to make it.
After we were all done slicing, dicing, and rolling the chef and his assistants sent us off for a break while they cleaned up. How nice is that? To cook up a big mess but not have to clean up after yourself? When we came back they had all the sushi set out nicely on plates ready for us to eat....a buffet of sorts. The chef commented that he'd be impressed if we could eat even 60% of what we had made. I was doubtful. I can put down a lot of sushi. But he was right. We only made it through about 55% before we were all filled to bursting. Bryan said that if this had been a real sushi restaurant he wouldn't return. Apparently many of our sushi creations, made by 13 newbie sushi chefs....well, lets just say that some of the filler combinations didn't quite gel perfectly. :) Amazingly enough, my favorite was the very first roll that I made. Rice, of course, and salmon, cucumber, sprouts, basil, lemon and some kind of citrus sauce. Yum! I think it was the basil that did it. I've never had a roll with basil in it before.We had so much fun that we're thinking we might make cooking classes at Sur La Table a semi-regular addition to our date night repertoire.

7 comments:

Croft Family said...

Sounds like so much fun. Don't like sushi but still sounds fun!

Jill said...

That is AWESOME! I'll have to take Mike and try that, too!

Mindy said...

That sounds like such a fun date.

Mary said...

So, you were all worried about your Christmas gift, and it turned out great. Do they have advanced courses that you and Bryan could take? What a fun date night. Oh, and you look super cute in that top picture!

MELISSA said...

What a great date night! I wouldn't have cared much for the tasting part but it sounds like a fun activity - made even more so by cooking one of your favorite meals!!

MamaBug said...

This looks like fun (and I don't even like sushi). It seems your cooking related Christmas gift worked out a little better than mine. You'll have to ask my hubby about the stinky cheese some day. :P

Jenn said...

hmm....maybe i'll have to steal your date night idea. adam and i would love to learn how to make sushi!!