baja california roll

Baja California Roll

I’ve lived in Southern California all my life. So you would think that I might have driven a few hours south to go party it up at Tiajuana or something. Nope. Never ever in my entire life have I crossed an international border! Kind of sad, if you think about it… all the different regional

Hummus Maki

<p>Back when I was still living at my parents' house, my sister decided she liked hummus. So, of course, she had my parents go to Trader Joe's and buy her some. At the time I tried some, and I hated it. I thought that was it for me and hummus.</p> <p>A few months ago, Son and I went to Costco. Now, everyone knows that the best part about Costco (aside from

spicy hamachi gunkan maki

Spicy Hamachi Gunkan Maki

I love yellowtail. We all know that. You might also know that I love the mayonnaise mix that I used in the Maguro Karakuchi Spicy Tuna Roll. (I put it in tuna salad, and I’m seriously considering hard-boiling some eggs and putting it in egg salad!) So of course, I had to see what happened

cinco de mayo roll

Cinco de Mayo Roll

Okay, so technically this isn’t a very *Mexican* roll. But work with me here – it does use red pepper powder, and technically yellowtail is mostly found in Baja California (at least in North America), which is part of Mexico! Plus it’s all pretty and colorful, and today is May 5th! So there. 😀 Of

yellowtail nigiri

Yellowtail Nigiri

I first tried yellowtail sashimi late last year, and it was love at first bite. Now, if you held a gun to my head and forced me to choose (please don’t, by the way) yellowtail would be my sashimi of choice, even over tuna and salmon! It has such light flavor and just melts between

tuna nigiri

Tuna Nigiri

<p>So simple, and yet so good. This is definitely the most basic type of sushi, and the most common one seen in media, sushi bars, and anywhere else sushi or pictures of sushi might be found. Not surprisingly this is what most people thing of when they think of sushi. </p>

New York Roll

<p>Yeah, I know... don't ask. I have absolutely no clue why this is called the New York Roll! If anyone has any idea of the origin of the name, or any suggestions for a roll better desering of the name, please share! :D</p>

Naked Spicy Tuna Roll

<p>Hot hot hot! This is another spicy tuna roll, but it gets it's heat from a completely different source. Instead of the Sriracha sauce that is in normal spicy tuna rolls, this one has a jalapeno as one of it's fillings. Even though it has cream cheese to soothe your taste buds... it really doesn't help much. Or so I hear. To be honest, I made Son try this

unagi asparagus

Unagi Asparagus Roll

<p>Tuna tuna tuna... so many tuna sushi recipes lately! What? I'm catching up for the entire year that I didn't use any sashimi at all! :D A quick break though... it's an unagi recipe today, and then it's back to tuna! Mmmmm...</p>