Fish is my favorite food. Salmon, shrimp, tuna, tilapia, I love it all. What about raw fish? I love it too.
Last Saturday night, My friends and I had homemade sushi. We all love sushi, and figured we would save some money, have some fun, and make sushi ourselves! I want to share with you our fun and frugal night!
Ingredients for Homemade Sushi
Below are all of the ingredients we used in making homemade sushi. In addition, I list the cost to give you a feel for how much we spent on each ingredient.
Sushi Grade Fish
Fish: Salmon, Tuna, and Marlin
Amount: 1/2 of each
Vegetables: Carrots, Avocado, Cucumber, Red and Green Peppers
Amount: 1 Pound
Total Cost for Homemade Sushi Night
Total cost: ~$39.
Now that we have our ingredients, it’s time to make some sushi!
Cutting the Vegetables
We decided we would make sushi rolls with cucumber, avocado, carrots, and peppers. The final step of making a sushi roll is to wrap it up tight inside the seaweed wrap. To allow the wrap to be tight, the vegetables must be cut thin! Cutting the vegetables took about 15 minutes.
Cutting the fish
The sushi grade fish came in 3 1/2 pound slabs. The marlin, salmon, and tuna had to be cut into skinny pieces to help the rolling process. Cutting the fish took about 15 minutes.
Cooking the Rice
We cooked the rice in a rice cooker. Once the rice is done, transfer the cooked rice to a large mixing bowl. Next, you add a vinegar solution called the “su“. The vinegar solution makes the rice sticky and able to hold the seaweed together.
With all of the ingredients prepped and ready to go, we can now get on to the main event – eating!
Once we had cooked the rice, cut the fish, and chopped up the vegetables, we could get on to making the main dishes.
To make some fried rice, we splashed some canola and sesame oil on the rice, scrambled an egg, and mixed in bits of carrot and onion. At this point, I was very hungry. I scarfed down my fried rice!
Next, we made some nigiri pieces. You roll up some rice and lay a piece of fish over the top. That’s it! Dip it in some soy sauce and toss her back!
Finally, we made some rolls of sushi. To make a roll of sushi, you do the following:
- Warm the seaweed wrap over a burner
- Spread the rice out on the seaweed wrap
- Place your veggies and fish in the middle of the rice
- Dab some water on the edge of seaweed wrap and roll it tight
- Next cut the roll into equal pieces and eat!
All the food we made was so good. The 6 of us were full and happy after the meal.
The six of us all enjoyed our homemade sushi experience. Good friends, good food, and good times.
Also, because I’m cheap, I was happy because the total bill for the night came to less than $40 to feed everyone! If we went out for sushi, the bill easily would have been $150+ for the 6 of us. That’s a savings of over $100!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my frugal night with you.
Do you like sushi? Have you ever made sushi at home? What fancy foods have you made at home?