I cook often. I happen to be pretty good at it. People pay me to cook for them so I am gonna go out on a limb and say I can hold my own in the kitchen. That said, that doesn't mean any of us good cooks are good with sushi. There is a reason there is a job called "Sushi Chef". They have a different set of skills. There isn't one kind of sushi. I can make a roll, I can even do some nifty things with a knife but all around sushi, not so much.
Enter in the Sushi making class at Bottle Rocket in Castleberry Hill. Sushi chef Jen Anderson delivers this hands on class in a very informative yet fun way. In this class you will learn three types of sushi:
- Nigiri (fish and rice)
- California Roll (basic yes but classic)
- Their signature Aloha roll. (Why, there is mango in it! Sassy!)
There is a trick to seasoning, cooking and handling that special sushi rice. You will learn it. If you make a mess in the process that's ok. You will have plenty of supervision to make sure you are understanding what is being taught and correct you before your slight error turns into sushi disaster!
There is a right side and wrong side to that seaweed wrap. Who knew? That fish has to be kept cold while you assemble and all that manhandling will ruin it if you do this without the proper know-how. How do you get cucumber perfectly into sushi rolls? Oh you have to see this! There is a trick to slicing, and not sawing those pieces into perfectly even shaped bites. Chef Jen has your back. You will leave feeling well armed to make a variety of sushi in your own home along with recipes. She wouldn't throw you to the wolves but even if she did I feel pretty confident she would take her big sushi knife and filet it before it took a bite out of you.
Details on this fun informative class here on scoutmob. I hope you don't mind a sake bomb. They are part of the party...I mean class. Enjoy! I know I did.