Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:55 pm
Had some smoked pork butt left over from an 'ordeal' along with a new sushi mat and my first bag of sushi rice (sushi is not a big thing here in hillbilly land). My intent was to make "Southern Sushi" and become famous (household famous at least) for the idea. I don't need to post a picture because it looked exactly like sushi. Unfortunately, it tasted like it was cooked in an old stump where tadpoles died.
Miffed a bit, but undaunted, my next attempt will be called "Redneck Sushi" - BBQ pork rolled in a dried collard green leaf with stone ground grits. I may need help creating a decorative chittlin' garnish.....
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:25 am
I have no explanation as to why it would taste so poorly. It is not at all uncommon to utilize Western style ingredients in maki. Same goes for the collard idea... intestines aside, of course.
The collard leaves are used extensively by the raw foodies & Vegans.
Food is as good as its ingredients, and if the pork was good - as I reckon its your forte, the rice might have been cooked poorly or not seasoned well.
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:40 am
"Tasted like it was cooked in an old stump where tadpoles died" would have been an improvement to some of the creations of mine that went bad. But hey, we rinse out the bad taste, take what we learned and move on to the next bad creation.
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:56 pm
I think it was that loud smelling Nori that I didn't like. Never had any "real" sushi but I don't remember that fake casino buffet stuff being that bad.
Funny story...me and my brother in law were at the Red Rock in Vegas (country come to town) and decided on the buffet. I believe I had a BOGO coupon that swung the deal. I put some sushi on my plate and not to be outdone he did too. There was a full size serving pan alongside with some green stuff that was labeled "Wasabi". It also had a great big spoon stuck in it - like one you would put in green beans. I whacked a big dollop on the side and being short on space, he just put a spoonfull on top of the sushi. I was the first - swabbed a piece in the wasabi, put it in my mouth and immediately couldn't breath. Looked across the table for some help and saw that he was about to do it double. I couldn't speak so I had to knock it out of his hand with my cap so he would live and be able to tell others what happened to me. You can imagine his initial reaction but he thanked me in the end. I got over it sooner than I thought and we had a good laugh. Nothing beats a crash course....
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:37 pm
You can try soy wraps as a Nori replacement, as well.
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:06 pm
Had an old girlfriend introduce me to wasabi long ago— she decided to be cruel and tell me the more I slathered on my sushi the better. I don't think I talked to her for a week after that.
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:57 am
I think I'll try some of those soy wrappers. All I need is a little something to hold it all together and not bring anything.
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:46 am
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:50 pm
pics would be nice though....??
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:27 am
OK, a picture it is - The grits version - quick grits....I just had to try it. This woulda been a delight with some of that sauce that has a nasal only hot pepper sensation. Sadly, that sauce eludes me...
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