My family just loves Japanese food! Especially sushi, but making REAL sushi is expensive because you have to buy sushimi which is like 5 times the cost of a piece of salmon you throw on the grill. So for the first time making sushi, we chose good old California Rolls!

Actually, I did not make the rolls, my son, Jonathan made them. 🙂
Last week, he says to me, “Mom I want to cook some things, like sushi, bratwurst and Irish Soda Bread. Guess you must be rubbing off on me!” Me…..I just smile and give him a BIG HUG!

So we used a recipe from Alton Brown –

We gathered all of the ingredients, the avacado, crab, cucumber, rice, seaweed sheets, rolling mat and Jonathan started his project.

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I made the rice in advance. Jonathan starts cutting up the veggies after I showed him how to do it.

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Next, he lays out a sheet of seaweed, I always forget the proper name. Adding rice and spreading it out.

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Then the wrap is flipped over and the veggies and crab are placed down the center.

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Time to wrap it up, rolling it tight! Well….as tight as this BIG roll can get!! 🙂

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Here it is sliced along side my General Tso’s chicken and fried rice. All of it was sooooo good!

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Great Job Kiddo!



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Great job! They look good!


Held together AND beautiful! Congrats!


Thanks everyone! Not bad for a 15 year old. 🙂



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