Step 1: You will need:
- some sushi rice
- 1 salmon fillet
- some wasabi
- bowl of water
Step 2: Slice
Slice the fish into rectangles that are about 5cm by 4cm and half a centimetre thick.
Step 3: Form the Nigiri
First, dip your hands in a bowl of water. This will make the rice easier to handle.
Pick up a strip of fish in one hand and a ball of rice in the other. Smear a pinch of wasabi onto the fish and lay the rice on top.
Flip the nigiri over, lightly squeeze and turn to ensure that it is evenly pressed. Let's see that again; fish, wasabi, rice flip it over and turn to ensure that it is evenly pressed.
This hand-turning method is called te-geashi. It's purpose is to make the sushi evenly pressed without mashing the rice.
Step 4: Serve
Nigiri is always served in pairs to symbolise peace. They are usually served with other sushi dishes, recipes for which can be found on the VideoJug website.