Fresh Sushi : A Gateway to Happiness
Some may think the title of this article is hyperbole. However, if you have entered the world of sushi, you will find that it is rare anywhere in life to find freshness, health, vibrance, diverse tastes, and wonderful colors all wrapped into one delicious food. Sushi and sashimi are generally extremely fresh, especially on the coasts. Flavorful raw fish and vegetables highlight these supreme creations. The art of sushi could be explained in a book thousands of pages long, and that has been attempted many, many times. To sum it up, however inadequate, would be to say it is usually vinegared rice that has been prepared and rolled with this seafood and these vegetables. Let’s examine some favorites.
The Dragon Roll is a fiery roll when dabbed in a little wasabi and ginger. It is freshly sliced eel, with the freshest cucumbers, and avocado. Most chefs agree that you can’t go wrong with avocado. Kabu Japanese Steakhouse in Laurel, Maryland serves an extraordinary Dragon Roll. It is one of the longtime mainstays of the menu. Probably the public’s overall favorite on that menu is something that speaks to the core of everything that is Maryland. The highly touted ultimate Maryland Roll is named simply, but inspires the best of the region with lightly battered fresh jumbo lump crab meat, with an added kick of Old Bay and spicy mayo. Kabu Japanese Steakhouse has some of the most accomplished sushi chefs in the region, and it’s cuisine has been regionally acclaimed.
The Lobster ChaCha is another treat that has been perfected with a fresh lobster tail that is cooked tempura style, with asparagus, avocado, caviar, and mango. It also has a special sauce created by each chef. This is an extraordinary melting pot of produce and seafood. Caviar, or fish eggs, is a highly touted delicacy and brings tenderness to the crunch of the lobster tempura. Then you add in the fruits and vegetables and you have a complete roll.
Nori is a very important ingredient in making sushi. It is roasted seaweed. Nori comes in sheets, and the rice for the sushi gets rolled inside the Nori. The vinegared rice should be prepared with salt and/ or sugar. If you buy the rice pre-made, you should get seasoned rice vinegar. Raw, fresh vegetables are the next component. Of course certain types of fish seem to blend better and stay fresh, but the limits are really endless. Salmon and tuna are definitely favorites, but crab, eel, lobster, yellowtail, and almost any other type of sea creature will work. Fresher the better, and sliced thinly.
Sushi is a lot easier to roll using a bamboo mat. If creating your own sushi, it is best to line up each ingredient in a different line horizontal to each other at the edge of the roll. After rolling it up, you should tighten the roll using the mat. This helps keep the ingredients together. It should not be tightened too much, however, as the seaweed could rip and the rice will fall out. The more ingredients there are in the roll, the thinner the slices of sushi should be.
Sushi has been around since ninth century Japan. It is one of the freshest prepared foods you can find anywhere. It has also seen a great surge in popularity in the US in recent years. Kabu Japanese Steakhouse serves the freshest sushi in Maryland. The salmon and tuna are delectable items, freshly caught and immediately prepped and served. Kabu Japanese Steakhouse in Laurel has become the premier place for delicious sushi in the Washington Baltimore area.