So now that you know how to make oshizushi, it's time to make some! You can use most ingredients in oshizushi, although squishier ingredients work better since they can compress very nicely. Here are some of the creations we tried...
Oshizushi is a type of sushi that uses a small wooden box to press the sushi into little rectangles. It's a lot of fun to press the sushi, especially since there are so many different combinations you can make (As you can see, we went a little overboard ;) ).
This roll is my sushi version of the classic BLT sandwich. I used to love BLT sandwiches, except that I don’t like tomato – so mine always ended up being BL_ sandwiches. 😛 This roll turned out tasting pretty darn good! I think it’s even better tasting than the sandwich… but then of course, I’m
<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/129/345215530_bbba5728b0_o.jpg" alt="Frisky Roll" /> </span> <p>This roll is amazingly delicious! I love tempura shrimp, avocado, and unagi, and together they taste so good! In addition, the roll ends up looking very nice, so it seems even more mouth watering. </p>
<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/166/337221899_9f7a785bfe_o.jpg" alt="Boston Roll" /> </span> <p>This roll is similar to the <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2006/10/31/california-roll/">California Roll</a>, using shrimp instead of imitation crab. It's really good, and the tobiko adds a nice splash of color to the roll.</p>
This is one of the more well known rolls which can be found in a lot of sushi restaurants. This roll is very similar to the Unagi Roll. It’s so tasty! I absolutely love this roll. This (along with the Crunchy Shrimp Roll) is one of my favorite rolls that I have made thus far.
<p>Uramaki is the Japanese word for inside-out rolls. They are a little more difficult to make than maki rolls are. These are very similar to maki rolls, only with the rice on the outside instead of inside the nori. There are many types of popular uramaki rolls, several of which will be posted in the near future! So watch for them... they'll be up soon!</p>
Unagi (eel) is a great way for non-fish eaters to make the transition to trying fish. It is eaten cooked and usually teriyaki flavored, and has a subtle fish flavor. This is one of the more traditional rolls that can be found in most sushi restaurants. Unagi can be found frozen at Japanese supermarkets. Makes
This roll is pretty much a California Roll with the addition of shrimp. (Because obviously California plus shrimp equals America. Who knows how they came up with that one? I have no idea… I just make the sushi!) This makes the roll seem a little more elegant(something you can serve to “polite company”?) I got