Have you ever rolled a ball of cookie dough? Or made meatballs? Well, then you are highly qualified to make this stunning and ridiculously easy temari sushi! I kid you not, all you need is a piece of plastic wrap and you’re in business.
These are perfectly elegant and can be made ahead of time to wow dinner guests or, I would suggest making them together with your date! They’re so much fun and actually quite romantic in a giggly sort of way.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and yes I know, some of you may grind your teeth because “Omg another holiday I have to find a GREAT gift for” or “Ugh way to remind me that I’m single!” But even through my single years (of which there were plenty) I always had a soft spot for Valentines Day.
I also have a soft spot for sushi and these days I have a soft spot for Tony but don’t tell him that, it might go to his head. 😉 But even if you’re pioneering through this holiday with yourself as your other half, why treat yourself any less well than you would your significant? After all, you are the person you’re actually going to spend the rest of your life with and I think that you deserve some sushi! And chocolate, and your choice of libation…
And if you’ve never quite been able to get behind the raw fish situation that’s ok! These would be delicious with smoked salmon and I won’t tell anyone if you tuck a bit of cream cheese inside the rice ball. And heck you don’t even have to use fish, you can use any standard sushi fillings to make these fit any dietary restrictions.
But if you love sushi as I do but you’re a little scared about finding and working with raw fish safely, I’ve got you covered! See the Learn the Lingo section below the recipe and I’ll explain all your sushi woes away, including where to buy sushi grade fish and how to prepare it without worrying.