Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sushi Dinner

Last weekend we had a couple friends over for homemade sushi, apple tarte tatin, and a fantastic game of Ticket to Ride.

From left to right: vegetable, imitation crab, crunchy shrimp
I enjoy making sushi as much as I love eating it. Sushi rice is so sweet and fragrant. Add some rice vinegar and sugar and you're good to go.

It's so much fun to come up with various sushi combinations. My favorite ingredient aside from the sweet rice has to be steamed scrambled egg. I remember my mom making it when I was little and now it's a mandatory ingredient for me. I also made the pickled ginger and carrot this time (julienne then add to 1/8 cup rice vinegar and 1-2 tbsp sugar).

Panko crusted shrimp, avocado, and spicy mayo roll
This year, making sushi is particularly fun because I get to use the wild Alaskan salmon Bill caught. You can be sure there will be blog posts about fishing in Alaska later. This plate is mostly salmon rolls. I forgot to make some sesame rolls though. Next time!

Alright back to the game! I got it for Bill last year for his birthday to feed his train obsession. Since we moved to New York four months ago, we've already played it twice with our friends! Back in Alaska we took it camping a few times. This picture was taken in June but it was so cold, it might as well be wintertime. We played it in our tent (it was after 9pm but still light out because of the midnight sun).

With the holidays and family gatherings upon us, there will be many more opportunities to play. Are you looking forward to any favorite family games or activities?


Kay Heritage said...

Our favorite game is Dutch Blitz; fast paced game but fun for my four children! And I wish I could be your neighbor so I can invite myself over for that scrumptious sushi! Great to connect with you, Hong-lean.

s said...

i remember playing this! bill did not tell me all the rules so i lost. haha

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