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Cooking Nigiri Sushi Shrimps

October 29th, 2007 by sushi

Nigiri Sushi Shrimp Preparation
The Nigiri requires using big shrimps. Usually shrimps come in a frozen bag, raw or boiled. Raw shrimps are covered in greenish shell and boiled shrimps are white with red spine. Try both and pick the one that you like the most. It is up to you whether you want to boil the shrimp with shell or without.

nigiri shrimp for sushi

Be careful when you buy shrimps:
! – make sure that raw shrimps are not pre-cut on the back (spine is cut);
! – make sure that boiled shrimps are not damaged (spine is damaged or spine is removed).

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How to make nigiri sushi? #13

October 16th, 2007 by sushi

Nigiri sushi is more common than maki and nigiri is much easer to make. Of course many people who just got into sushi making go for maki sushi. I don’t know the reason behind it, but it is true. May be maki sushi looks more beautiful and complicated, but the main difference between both is that nigiri is very light sushi, meanwhile maki a bit heavy (that’s the feeling you get when you eat them).

nigiri-sushi

The understanding of this comes with time or straight away. So, how to make nigiri sushi? Since you already know how to cook sushi rice from my previous guide, I will explain how to make small sushi pieces for nigiri sushi. Well, there are actually three ways: using hands, using rolling mat and using the nigiri sushi making plastic box. There are pros and cons for each method, but good nigiri are done by hand.
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