Sushi is the easiest way to get more vegetables eaten!

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
Yes, it’s true. Sushi is the easiest way to get more vegetables eaten without you getting tired of the food.

For sushi, a certain type of seaweed is used. A seaweed sort that is grown on the seabed like oats and wheat is grown in Europe. Seaweed for sushi is grown on the ocean floor in China, Japan and Korea. There is a big difference in taste, depending on in which country sushi nori is grown.

In Japan, sushi nori is harvested in the autumn.
The harvested seaweed must go through a long process, where it is washed, cleaned, dried, pressed and cut to the “right” size.
In Japan, seaweed is grown in several different qualities. There are sushi nori for everyday use and exclusive sushi nori for gourmet sushi.

Sushi is the vegetable in the world that contains the most vitamins and minerals. You should not eat very much sushi until you have met your body’s need for vegetables.

At the Sushi course for beginners, you learn all the processes you have to go through to make tasty sushi at home in your own kitchen.

_
Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

How is sushi seaweed produced?

Sushi seaweed is produced in the sea.

In autumn, seaweed grower in small boats sails out to sea. Small seaweed plants are attached to the mesh and lowered just below sea level. Here the seaweed is allowed to grow at its own pace until spring. When the seaweed plants are approx. 20 cm long, they are ready to be harvested.

Small boat sails out to sea and the seaweed grower picks up the many mesh nets on board. The boats sail directly to the seaweed factory which is right next to the coast. Seaweed is filled in large plastic containers and poured directly into large containers that wash and clean the seaweed. Air is supplied to make the mass softer. The seaweed must go through several processes, where it is both cleaned and chopped into smaller pieces.

Once the tongs have been given the right consistency, the tongs poured into, long in square shapes and air-dried by several rounds. Before the final forceps are fine-sorted, the forceps are checked for microscopic irregularities that cannot be seen with the eye.

The tongs are then divided into grades and packed in airtight packaging.

Read more about Sushi course for beginners

_
Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Can you make sushi without nori seaweed?

Sushi roll futomaki with prawns, web: http://chefzoeescher.comYou can make sushi without seaweed.

Except from nigiri sushi, I would not recommend making e.g. sushi rolls without nori seaweed. It’s never really going to taste good.

Nori seaweed is the vegetable in the world that contains the most vitamins and minerals; it plays a very important role in relation to sushi. Seaweed adds an extra taste experience to the other ingredients in the roll. Seaweed also keeps all the filling in place when you eat a piece of sushi. Then it is a good dining experience.

If you don’t use nori seaweed, the sushi pieces will have a completely different taste and consistency. You may also risk the rollers falling apart.

If you do not like seaweed, then my best advice is. Try eating a few single pieces of hosomaki (the small roll) with cucumber. It can take some time before the taste buds get used to sushi.

Read more about Sushi course for beginners

_
Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Do Japanese sushi chefs use different types of fish than sushi restaurants in Europe?

Japanese sushi chefs use many different types of fish than European sushi restaurants. Fish is a very popular raw material in Japanese cuisine. The Japanese learn to enjoy fish from when they are small. The Japanese eat as much fish as we eat meat in Europe.

The selection of fresh fish suitable for sushi is bigger in Japan than in Europe. This also means that it is very normal for sushi restaurants in Japan to have 15-20 different fish on the menu.

Some of the fish which is on a Japanese menu such as salmon, tuna and squid. The Japanese menu also contains local fish that can only be caught in local sea in Japan

Read more about the Sushi course for beginners

_
Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Sushi nori is the healthiest vegetable in the world!

When you say nori most people think of seaweed for sushi. Outside of Japan sushi nori is only used for sushi.

The Japanese people have a slightly different view of nori. In Japan,  nori is a versatile vegetable that can be used in many different dishes. In Tokyo, you will find that nori used for sushi is also sprinkled over dishes ranging from salads to ramen noodles.

Sushi nori is the healtiest vegetable in the world one nori sheet contains as many vitamins as 600 grams of vegetables. During a busy week it does not take much to booste your health with vitamins and minerals.

Read more about Japanese noodle soup course for beginners

_
Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

The reason why you should eat seaweed for sushi!

Most people have heard that it is healthy to eat seaweed.

There are also more and more restaurants in Europe that have begun to use seaweed in their food.

For sushi there is a very special seaweed used which is grown on the bottom of the ocean like oats grown in Europe. The seaweed sushi is a very special vegetable. It is the vegetable in the world that contains the most vitamins and minerals. A sheet of sushi nori typically used for futomaki (the big roll) corresponds to 600 gram vegetables.

So with quite a few changes in your habits you can quickly eat 600 gram of vegetables.

On the sushi course for beginners you will learn more about the kind of seaweed used for sushi.

_
Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Did you know that nori seaweed is the healthiest vegetable?


Dried seaweed nori used for sushi is the healthiest vegetable in the world.
It is the vegetable that contains the most vitamins and minerals. One piece of sushi nori corresponds to 600 grams of vegetables.

In Japan, sushi nori is found in many different qualities depending on whether it is produced. China, Korea and Japan produces different kinds of seaweed nori for sushi.
As the range of seaweed is very large in Japan the Japanese have the opportunity to choose the types of seaweed that suit them best.

On the Sushi course for beginners I speak more about the different types of seaweed.

_
Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Gem

Quote: Nori for sushi!

Nori
Have a nice weekend!

_
Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.