Temaki sushi is also known as hand-rolled sushi. The temaki cone-shaped form includes rice, special seaweed and a variety of neta fillings. Although Temaki is not a common dish in formal restaurants, it’s very popular at home and at casual places, such as for making your own sushi. Temaki is fun and easy to make, and is used often to introduce Westerners and Japanese to the delicious taste and experience of sushi.
sushi is a Japanese culinary term that refers to specially prepared rice. It forms the basis of all sushi dishes from nigri to plain rice bowls with sprinkled toppings. maki is a type of sushi roll that incorporates nori. te means hand. sushi is usually rolled by hand, but temaki is more hands-on, since it’s prepared with hands and not using any tools like chopsticks or sushi mats.
A temaki cone.
Temaki begins with a sheet of nori. It is often cut in half to make it easier. After placing a little sushi rice on the nori, the cook will add neta to make it more manageable. The cone can then be rolled up tightly and placed in the hands. Temaki is traditionally eaten by hand because it’s too heavy to be able to hold with chopsticks.
Temaki can be filled using any type of neta: fresh fish or tempura veggies, fresh vegetables or grilled tofu fish. Many families just set out a tray of neta and sushi rice and let guests and family make their own temaki rolls. A variety of condiments and dipping sauces, such as soya, Ponzu sauce and pickled ginger are also available.
If you are serving temaki at a party, be sure to watch the tray of ingredients and refill it as soon as they run out. You can use raw or cooked fish. Keep it separated from vegetable ingredients. Make sure to chill it on ice if you want it to stay fresh. A finger bowl will be a great addition to your guests’ table. This will allow them to dip their fingers in the rice to avoid sticking to it.
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