Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sushi Making Class

Mr. Milk enjoys bbqing. He sees it as his contribution to making dinner. I can make the sides, veggies and so on, and he can bbq the protein. Well now that winter has set in and it gets close to freezing outside, being on the balcony to bbq is not much of an option.

For about a year or so, Mr. Milk has been interested in making sushi. He's been saying that we should buy the tools required to try make some at home. Well about a week ago he flat out asked for a class. He requested it as a Christmas gift - even though we haven't decided if we are getting each other gifts this year. I looked around online and found a sushi-making class that was taking place this past Friday at a cookstore close by. It was for 3 hours and they had a special offer for couples, so I booked it. When I told Mr. Milk he was excited about it and changed his Friday night plans to go to the class.

The chef, Ron, was a sweet Japanese man who talked to us about the history of sushi, its origins, and then began to make some food. He was hilarious! He was an excellent sales man, pitching some of the products sold at the store. He made sweet potato tempura (which we later used to make rolls with), told us how to make the perfect sushi rice, and went on to teach us how to make California rolls, dynamite rolls, spicy tuna roll, nigiri, and his "famous" party log with salmon, shrimp,crab, avocado, cucumber, and fish roe. The thing was HUGE! After he'd made the roll, his wife walked in and was startled by the size of it. His response? "Thats why its called the party log!"  hehehe

The whole experience was a ton of fun, we left feeling full, and able to make our own sushi! Now all we need is the ingredients and tools! Here are a few pics from our attempts!


Our work station


Making a dynamite roll 






All rolled up


Sweet potato tempura roll


California roll

We both really enjoyed doing something together that was not wedding related for a change. What kind of things do you enjoy doing as a couple (that doesn't involve wedding planning)?

33 fabulous blogger's comments:

Bianca @southbay rants n raves said...

Sweet potato roll? Looks delish!

Taryn said...

That is awesome!! Mr expressed an interest in learning how to make sushi, but I wasn't able to find anywhere around here for classes. Did you use a website to search for classes?

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

LOL Mr Pug loves sushi but that might be an "on-my-deathbed" try for me.... sushi scares me!!! That's so cool that you can do a class!

Guy Fieri from the food network has "gringo sushi" that's like, french fries, BBQ sauce, and stuff like that. I may be able to handle that... LOL!

-KJ PUGS

Hannah said...

We're getting a sushi kit for my cousins for Christmas! I love making sushi at home (we usually use products we find in the fridge, like ham and cheese or chicken and apple sauce... we love adding western ingredients to such a fun Japanese food!). That class sounds like a lot of fun!

Christin said...

I bought a sushi kit at Bed Bath and Beyond. We've only used it a couple of times, but it really wasn't that hard. It was actually really fun!

The class sounds awesome. Maybe I'll look into that!

PartyPlannerGal said...

I love to make sushi, but only do it rarely. This class sounds like it was so much fun! I hate to say that most of the fiance and I's activities together these days do involve the wedding. We still manage to go out to dinner and whatnot, but I think it would be good for us to do something like this!

Aubrey said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. And it's making my hungry for sushi for lunch.

A Los Angeles Love said...

The last time I made sushi was years ago. Hmm, project idea... And yes, I'm completely onboard with non-wedding related fun time. We try and get out to try new things around town or go hiking. It's difficult during the holiday season to find time for ourselves, however.

SG said...

What a great idea! My fiance loves sushi, this looks like fun!

Michelle said...

yuck....and yet, yum? Guess that's pregnancy for you.

Hey, thanks for visiting me on my special SITS day. Don't remember? How could you? It was in SEPTEMBER, but I made a vow to visit everyone. Hey, i have 5 kids and I homeschool..what can i say?

The Double Dipped Life said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! What a great thing to do as a couple!

Merry SITSmas!

saltsays said...

WOW! I'm impressed! I've always wanted to be able to make sushi at home too...it's one of my favorite things in the world.

It may sound silly, but one of M and my fave things to do together is go shopping at Target. We are always in there for way too long and end up playing with all the toys in the toy section. We're kind of immature. Oh well. :)

Ams said...

Oh I just LOVE sushi... and now I am SO hungry and really really wanting some sushi. I keep meaning to make some... I think that's going to be my weekend project!!
That's a great idea you two!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Good for you guys!! That looks awesome : )
Merry SITSmas!

Fondly
pink and green mama
MaryLea

Bicoastal Bride said...

Yum! That sounds like so much fun! A couple things we love are taking fitness classes and wine-tasting.

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

We are huge sushi fans! But I have to admit, I think I'd prefer leaving it to the pros than attempting it myself. :) I would love to take a cooking class with him though...even though I am already an avid cook. The thing we do together most often is watching NFL football games and UFC (MMA) fight nights with friends. We are huge sports fans. Mr Fix It is also a big poker player and so we love to have poker nights with friends or head to Vegas and just lounge at the blackjack tables. We don't get to do that quite as often but it is truly fun!

Morgan said...

What a neat sounding class! Good for you guys for going out and doing something not wedding related! :)

Sarah Pasikowski said...

AWWW! this looks so fun! I love doing couple things, and you need that time together to do something non-wedding related, otherwise I'm convinced you will go crazy!

Miss T said...

YUM - I could eat sushi for every meal. What a fun class to do together. Wish they offered one here. Although I might eat everything in sight!

Simply Colette said...

What fun!!! Sushi making sounds like a great couples activity. Hoping your week is treating you well! :)

xoxo-nicolette

Katie said...

I'm not a fan of sushi, but that looks like it would be a lot of fun!

Veronica Lee said...

Merry SITSmas to you !!!!

Melissa said...

thanks for the sweet and encouraging comment =) What a fun couple activity! Glad you guys had a wonderful time

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

All that food looks amazing. I love sushi and should have asked my mom to pack our bamboo mat since it's so fun and easy to make (kimbab is another great option - korean sushi with meat, spinach, and carrots).

We used to salsa dance but have only done it once since we got to London. It's great to have a joint activity.

Jamie Cooks It Up! said...

I haven't ever seen this done before. Looks great, I'll have to give it a try!
Found you on sits....Merrry Christmas!

Divine Mrs D said...

That is amazing!! I love sushi and I tried making it once. It was scary. Found you on SITS :)

Alicia said...

Mmm those look amazing! I haven't made sushi in a while.. I might have to attempt it again!

OceanDreams said...

Oh my gooness I love sushi! So glad I came by and saw this yumminess!

New Mexican Bride said...

What a great gift! I bet that was a lot of fun! And now you can make it for friends and family, they will be super impressed!!!

Karen {Serving 39 to Wife} said...

great post! our non-wedding related thing to do together? one day during the week, we clear our schedules and we go on a date...we try out different restaurants, check out a museum, or go sit in a bar and have a beer together. no (ok MINIMAL) wedding talk allowed!

Cupcake Wedding said...

oooooooooooooooooh I want to do this. Sounds fun.

Mireya said...

This class sounds like a blast! What a great idea for a date night!

SushiTail said...

Everything looks great! Perhaps I should start making friend with a chef.