Last weekend my sister and her beau treated us to an Asian feast. It was my first ever sushi hand roll party and all I can say is that I'm hooked! I'm not sure what part of the evening topped the other—all of us in the kitchen slicing, dicing and gabbing away or the rolling and eating part!
If you're looking for an easy and engaging dinner party idea, look no further, throw a sushi hand roll party! Just toss some sushi rice, offer a few starters, set out some fillings, and leave the rest to your guests.
Marisa over at In the Kitchen with a Southern Sushi Chef has more great tips for throwing a sushi hand roll party including a shopping list for a party of 10. Stay tuned for a tasty spicy shrimp filling and a gluten-free (and eel-free) eel sauce—that sweet and tasty brown sauce I liberally dip sushi in.
The Rice & Nori
Cut sheets of nori in half.
Avocado (ripe but firm)
Takugan (pickled radish)
Whatever suits your fancy
Spicy Tuna or Spicy Shrimp Filling
Smoked or Grilled Salmon
Sushi Grade Raw Fish
Cooked Crab (most imitation crab meat contains gluten—eeks!)
Egg Omelette Slices or Tamagoyaki
Cream Cheese Substitute (or cream cheese if tolerated)
The Extras & Drizzles
Pickled Sushi Ginger
Toasted Sesame Seeds
Gluten-Free Eel Sauce
Chili Sesame Oil
Let Your Guests Have at It
Set out one or a couple of communal rice bowls. Arrange fillings on a platter and let guests roll their own hand rolls. Here is a how-to video so that you can give your guests some pointers. Have fun! We did!!!
Other Sushi Recipes from Lexie's Kitchen