At 10 am today, when I was reading over this month's Daring Cooks challenge, I realized that the reveal date was today and not tomorrow like I had thought. A quick trip to the supermarket and a bunch of dirty dishes later, I am very proud to say, mission accomplished. I never thought that I would actually get through this challenge in time, but somehow I made it and I had a great time doing it.
The November 2009 Daring Cooks challenge was brought to you by Audax of Audax Artifex and Rose of The Bite Me Kitchen. They chose sushi as the challenge.
When I first saw this challenge, I was really disappointed. In my mind, sushi making is an art and unlike many things, homemade sushi will never be as good as in a restaurant. Although this challenge didn't change my mind entirely, I had so much fun making this that even if it wasn't as good as what I get when I go out, it was totally worth it. My friend Katy came over and was my "sushi sous-chef" (try saying that 10 times fast) and my roomate Stefi was a very appreciative taste tester. This is definitely the type of cooking activity that is best to do with friends, without them I wouldn't have had anywhere where near as much fun as I did.
oven roasted sweet potatoes, and portobello mushrooms roasted in sesame oil and soy sauce. I also prepared wasabi mayo and and spicy mayo to put in the rolls and to dip them in. I used both nori and soypaper to roll the maki, because I always love the texture of soypaper when I get it in restaurants. Although the soypaper was much harder to roll, I did prefer the final product. The only real challenge I faced was the fact that I didn't have a good knife to cut the rolls with, but I just did it slowly and carefully and it didn't pose any big issues.
For the Recipe (which is very long) click the link below....
Nov Challenge Sushi-Audax Rose