Makin' Maki Sushi Round Up!

I am a big sushi lover... I'm talking BIG! I could eat sushi if it weren't for how my body has a love/hate relationship with carbs. However, today I indulged in sushi and had friends come over to learn how to make maki rolls. For my sushi event, I prepped all the ingredients for our maki rolls. Some ingredients I offered included:

carrots, yellow pickled radish, cucumber, red & green bell pepper, mushrooms...

orange fish roe, egg omelet, broiled eel (unagi), avocado, crab sticks, cream cheese...

sashimi platter of white & red tuna, salmon, mackerel, yellow tail, & whitefish... After we made a couple rolls, we had ourselves a full Japanese meal where I served iced honey green tea, edamame, miso soup and Adzuki (sweet red bean) ice cream for dessert...

To join in the fun, my fellow bloggers have submitted their Japanese/Sushi recipes! As I do with each blogging event I host, a lucky blogger receives a giveaway related to the food theme. This event's winner is Kristin of Tiny Kitchen Cooking! Kristin will be receiving a bamboo mat and fancy chopsticks for her entry. Congratulations Kristin and thanks to all that participated in the blogging event! Read on to check out the recipes submitted by my fellow bloggers...

Kristin of Tiny Kitchen Cooking
from Massachusetts
California Rolls
Kristin joins us to share her spring rolls and california rolls for her first every blogging event! Kristin recently learned how to make maki sushi from a friend, Masako. Check out Kristin's blog for the recipes Masako shared!
Lalaine of The CookMobile
from Norwalk, CA
Sculpin Fish in Miso Broth
Lalaine joins us to share a beautiful dish of Sculpin Fish. Not familiar with this kind of fish? Check out Lalaine's blog for more info and the recipe of this tasty dish!


  1. I found you through a friend of mine's blog! Wow! Look at all that YUMMY sushi! Never knew how to make it before! Might have to give it a whirl one of these day!!!!

  2. What a great event! Doug and I love sushi, but I am too nervous to try my own...maybe someday. Your spread looks delicious :)

  3. Wow! Great Japanese meal you had. I will look for the Azuki ice cream, or make one if I'm not able to!:)

  4. All of that sushi looks incredibly gooooood!

  5. I haven't had red bean ice cream in far too long. Everything else looks great too!

  6. Cool! I really want to make sushi soon.

  7. I so wish I lived in your neck of the woods so I could come to your gatherings--this one especially. I have yet to try my hand at sushi, but I feel the day is drawing near....

  8. how fun!! the only "sushi" i eat is california rolls :)

  9. I've never tried making sushi but you guys did such a fab job! Can't help myself but drool in front of this Sculpin Fish in Miso Broth, I love this type of soup!!!

  10. I have always wanted to try making my own sushi. We even got some sushi dishes and chopsticks for our wedding 3 years ago that have only been used for sushi take-out... you have inspired me to set up a time with friends to try our hand at making sushi ourselves!

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