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Tuna Sushi roll
4 cups cooked sushi rice
4 sheets of nori dried seaweed
4 ounces raw tuna sashimi
Cut the tuna into thin long strips. Put a nori sheet on top of a
bamboo mat. Spread the sushi rice on top of the nori sheet. Place
the tuna strips lengthwise on the rice. Roll up the bamboo mat,
pressing forward to shape the sushi into a cylinder. Press the
bamboo mat firmly and remove it from the sushi. Cut the rolled
sushi into bite-size pieces.
You can use any mixture in this way like salmon, avocado and
chicken. When serving place soy sauce and wasabi on the table so
one can add their own taste to the sushi.
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The snowfalls we have experienced in NSW over the last few
months had me reminiscing. I was in Japan visiting my son
Ben, his wife and my grandchildren. They live on the West
coast of the main island. They run a four star restaurant and a
couple of Japanese-styled guesthouses. Small fishing villages
are nearby and the country around is hilly and covered with pine
trees and bamboo.
I arrived to find the restaurant in full swing, and for the first
time I was sitting in the kitchen not having to cook but able to
watch a chef in action ... my son. The type of food was all seafood
from flying fish to sea urchins which were served alive, all this
with a twist of Italian dishes of Ben’s pasta.
It was starting to snow and I was out in the garden watching
the flakes falling. The children had got their snowboards out and
were using a small slope to show off their skills. I have done most
things but never snowboarding. So I watched them for some time
when Ben came out and offered me his snowboard.
“Come on Chaos, you should be able to do it on this small
“I don’t know, but what the hell! I’ll give it a try.”
When you watch others it looks easy but believe me if I fell
over once it was more like a dozen. It wasn’t a pretty sight. My
clothes had filled with snow and I was having trouble getting to
my feet. Ben handed me a glass of sake.
“ This should warm you up.”
After a few I was starting to get the hang of it.
“ Tomorrow we will go up into the mountains and you can
have a real go on a proper slope.”
The next morning we all piled into the van and headed for the
mountains behind Toyama. The drive on the narrow mountain
roads was hair-raising and when we were half way up we had to
park and grab a cable car. After that we caught a bus that travelled
for a few ks up through a narrow cutting with more snow than I
have ever seen. It was at least six metres deep.
At the top we all jumped out and started to get the gear out.
“ You going to have a go Chaos? ”
“ Yes, why not! But first I think I need a warm sake. Does the
hotel that is half-buried over there sell it” ?
“ You kids go with the others. I ’ll take Dad up for a quick one.”
After some time we emerged and I felt ready for anything.
Some friendly girls asked me to join them on the slopes.
“I wouldn’t go Chaos. That slope is for experts.”
“Hey, what’s the worst that could happen? ”
Ben told the girls to look after me because he had to go and
supervise the kids. Well, with a lot of laughing and me trying to
understand their conversation, we came to what looked like the
set for Cliffhanger, a veritable mountain-face with a view down
into a valley. What had I got myself into? So, showing no fear I
strapped on my board and following the girls, I pushed off.
I was going alright
down the cliff until I tried
to do some manoeuvre.
I don’t know what it’s
called but I started
doing Katherine wheels,
throwing my hands out
as I ploughed through
metre deep soft snow.
Suddenly, to my surprise, I was out on a area of packed snow
where the girls were standing. They were clapping and shrieking
with laughter ... they thought I had done it on purpose!
It was hours later when I got back to holding the bar up again
that Ben came in and told me the girls thought I was amazing
and from where they had watched me they had counted over 20
Katherine wheels before I got to them. We stopped for a snack
of Sushi. This was one of the ones on offer. h
The road to the top.
Katherine wheels on the slopes
of Japan’s Mount Tsurugi
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