How is sushi stored in the summer heat?

Nigiri
Sushi is a fantastic dish that is enjoyed all year round.
Especially the bright summer evenings offer cold white wine/bubbles with delicious food. Sushi is very pleasant to eat in the summer heat. The body is not warmed by eating sushi as sushi is eaten at room temperature.

In the summer heat, it is important to store sushi in the “right” way, as the fish is eaten raw.
When you buy sushi as a take-away, it is a good idea to transport the food in a cooler bag that will extend the shelf life of the food. As soon as you get home you should put sushi in the fridge.

Sushi should be stored in the refrigerator until dinner time. Approx. 15-20 minutes before dinner time, sushi is taken out of the fridge and placed on the kitchen table without the lid.
During the 15-20 minutes, the temperature will slowly until each sushi piece have reached room temperature. Then they are ready to be eaten. Sushi should always be eaten at sushi room temperature, so you get the full taste experience of the individual pieces.

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Can sushi rice be used the next day?


There are many people who store cooked rice for the next day. It’s a really bad idea to save sushi rice for the next day.

Sushi differs from other rice dishes such as the dish meatballs and Curry.
Sushi is not a dish that is cooked on a pan or in the oven and, this means that the quality of the ingredients used for sushi should be as good as possible.
If sushi rice is more than 1 day old or that vegetables have become a bit slack, then it can be tasted when used for sushi. You will make sushi of a poorer quality.

What happens to sushi rice when stored for the next day is that they become drier and looser in consistency while the rice kernel itself becomes harder.
Besides the fact that it is harder to make sushi with day-old sushi rice, it can also be tasted if the sushi rice is not freshly made.
This is not necessarily the case with day-old rice which is used for Meatball and Curry, as it is the sauce that hides the rice and its taste.

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Is it a must to buy a rice cooker for cooking sushi rice?

You do not a must to buy a rice cooker to cook sushi rice.

Rice cooker is a great tool for cooking all types of rice. However, it is not a “must” to go out and buy a rice cooker if sushi rice is only to be cooked for 2-4 people. You can cook tasty sushi rice by only using an ordinary pot. However, you need to keep a little more eye on a pot than a rice cooker.

The disadvantage of a rice cooker is that the rice can burn and the pot in the rice cooker can be difficult to clean.

Where a rice cooker is a must is in a sushi restaurant. Most sushi restaurants in Denmark cook approx. 10 kilos of rice a day. When cooking such large amounts of rice, it is important that the rice is cooked in a pot, where the heat is evenly distributed throughout the pot. A rice cooker really comes into its own.

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Does the quality of sushi rice have an impact on sushi?

Sushi rice
The quality of sushi rice has a very big impact on the food.
There is no doubt that when using good quality sushi rice can be tasted. The sushi meal becomes a completely different experience when quality sushi rice is cooked in a way so that they are firm and soft in consistency.

In Denmark, there is not much difference in the quality of sushi rice that can be bought in stores. If you go to the USA or Japan, you can get many different types of sushi rice just as many as bread in a Danish supermarket.

It is not only Japan that grows rice for sushi. Countries like China, Korea, USA and some countries in Europe grow different kinds of sushi rice.

Sushi rice is harder to cook than other types of rice. Good quality sushi rice is easier to cook and, the consistency of the cooked sushi rice is also better.

At the Sushi course for beginners, you will learn what it takes to be successful in cooking sushi rice in your own kitchen.

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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.

What is the purpose of sushi vinegar?


Sushi vinegar is used to season and preserve the cooked sushi rice.

Sushi vinegar has a perfect balance between sour, sweet and salty.
Since salt and pepper are not used when eating sushi. Sushi vinegar helps to season the individual pieces of sushi without influencing the taste experience.

Sushi vinegar acts as a binding agent. It makes the sushi rice stick together better, which makes a big difference when it comes to sushi rolls and nigiri. If sushi vinegar is not used, the individual pieces of sushi would fall apart when you either lift a piece with chopsticks or dip the piece in soy sauce.

Vinegar itself has been used as a preservative for several centuries.
As soon as sushi vinegar is poured on the sushi rice, the rice is preserved. It is also a way to stop the development of bacteria and extends the quality of the rice.

At Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make sushi from scratch with the unique flavors that characterize sushi served in restaurants in Japan.

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What consistency does sushi rice have that is cooked to perfection?

 


Sushi rice is the heart of any good sushi, and the art of cooking it perfectly can be the difference between mediocre and great sushi. Sushi rice that is cooked to perfection is characterized by,

Sushi rice should be sticky, but each individual rice should still be intact. They should not be too soft or too hard.

In addition to the natural taste of the rice, rice vinegar is added in the right amount. Neither too much nor too little rice vinegar should be mixed, as this will affect the taste of the freshly made sushi pieces.
Perfect sushi rice has room temperature. Too hot or cold rice spoils the experience and affects the taste and texture of the fish.

Sushi rice cooked to perfection and mixed with rice vinegar has a slight sheen, not a dull surface.

On the Sushi course for beginners you will learn how Japanese sushi chefs cook sushi rice to perfection. Of course, you will also learn how to make tasty sushi.

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How many vitamins and minerals does a sushi roll contain?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
Sushi is a popular Japanese delicacy known for its fresh taste and artful presentation. In addition to being a delicious dish, sushi is also known to be healthier than many other fatty and calorie-heavy alternatives.

How healthy is a sushi roll?

Sushi is often made with raw fish such as salmon, tuna or mackerel, which are rich in omega-3. The fish is a good source of proteins and the fatty fish oils are healthy for the body and strengthen health.

Beside fish, sushi also contains vegetables such as cucumbers, avocados and asparagus. These vegetables not only give sushi its distinctive taste and texture, but they are also packed with vitamins and minerals.

Sushi also contains rice, which is an important source of carbohydrates and energy. Although rice is not as rich in vitamins and minerals as fish and vegetables, it is still an important part of the meal.

Sushi seaweed is one of the healthiest vegetables in the world. It is the vegetable that contains the most vitamins and minerals. One seaweed sheet corresponds to 600 grams of vegetables. If you are tired of eating cauliflower or broccoli, sushi is a good alternative.

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Should sushi be eaten in one piece?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
When it comes to eating sushi, there are different opinions on how it should be enjoyed.

Should you take one bite at a time or try to eat in one piece?

Historically, sushi in Japan has always been prepared to be eaten in one mouthful.

One of the purposes of eating sushi in one piece is that you experience the fusion of the different ingredients. By eating sushi in one piece, you get to enjoy all the ingredients at once. Sushi often contains several raw materials such as rice, seaweed, vegetables and the texture of the fish.

By taking smaller bites, you can experiment with different combinations of soy sauce and wasabi and adjust the taste to your preference.
If you eat large pieces of sushi, it can be difficult to eat the whole piece at once.
If you are not used to eat sushi, it may be more comfortable to take smaller bites at first to get used to the taste and textures.

Although sushi is traditionally prepared to be eaten in one piece, there are no set rules for how to enjoy it.

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Which fish is the healthiest to eat?

Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher
Salmon is the healthiest fish. There are several reasons for this.
It is a fish that is described as fatty fish in the healthy way. It has a high content of omega 3, which belongs to the healthy fatty acids that are vital for the body.
Salmon also has a high content of protein 200 grams of salmon contains 44 grams of protein. Salmon is a booster for your health.

The Japanese population eats as much seafood as Europeans eat meat. In Japan, the variety of different types of fish is large, so most Japanese follow the season for fish.
During the year, the Japanese eat fish with a high content of omega 3 and at other times, they eat fish and shellfish which are not fatty, but instead contain other types of vitamins and minerals.

As a side dish, the Japanese eat many vegetables and cabbage prepared in different ways.

On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi with the most popular fish.

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What is the difference between a Danish Sushi Chef and a Japanese Sushi Chef?


The biggest difference between a Danish and a Japanese Sushi Chef is the food. Yep, I said the food.

Sushi prepared by a Danish Sushi Chef tastes completely different from Sushi prepared by a Japanese Sushi Chef. There are several reasons for this.

Danish Sushi Chefs have a completely different professional background than Japanese sushi chefs. In Japan, different requirements are placed on the skills of Sushi Chefs.

Danish Sushi Chefs use different ingredients in the preparation of sushi than Japanese Sushi Chefs. Japanese chefs use ingredients that highlight the flavor of exactly the fish used for sushi. The taste is highlighted in a way that creates a unique gastronomic experience.

Danish Sushi Chefs use other cooking techniques in making sushi. It ranges from cooking sushi, filleting fish and not least the hand techniques for making the sushi pieces.

On the Sushi Course for Beginners, you learn, step by step, how to make sushi like Japanese Sushi Chefs. You do this because Japanese sushi have the best tastes. You also get the best tips about, which ingredients are best suited for and how to handle fish the best way.

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