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My Sushi Recipe

I’m back with another Freedom Friday post. If you’re joining me for the first time, I tend to use Fridays as the day I can let loose, chat about nothing really and still try to make sense of the whole thing. Get it? Yeah, me neither. You can read all my Freedom Friday posts simply by clicking on the link on the Features panel.

My salmon & avocado dish at The Sushi Garden
My salmon & avocado dish at The Sushi Garden

Okay, I feel like food. Well, I feel like talking about food. Strange, coming from a guy whose main preoccupation is zombies, aliens, and female superheroes. The caveat to writing all my blog posts is I get hungry occasionally and need to eat. What does a mind focused on the undead eat? Ah, good question. I thought I’d share a recipe with you.

No, it’s not man brains served on a platter. What am I, Hannibal Lecter? Besides, that’s kind of gross.

My Salmon's Lover's Sushi dish at The Sushi Garden
My Salmon’s Lover’s Sushi dish at The Sushi Garden

For anyone who knows me, I have an affinity for sushi. If you haven’t tried sushi, get into a sushi bar pronto and live a little! It’s an experience you will soon never forget. And just because it’s called a sushi bar doesn’t mean they serve alcohol. It means, it’s an all-you-can-eat restaurant of sorts, with plenty of time for chitchat. Whenever I go there with the family, it’s no less than three hours of absolute delight. Lots of food, and lots of chatter.

Anyway, getting back to my sushi recipe. I’ll first give you the ingredients then I’ll provide the directions—hows and whys, and all that stuff.


  • Nori (raw seaweed)
  • Sticky rice (uh-hu, it’s really called sticky rice)
  • 1-2 Avocado (this will serve four)
  • 1 Lemon
  • Smoked salmon (sliced, preferably in sealed package)


  • Cook the rice as directed on the package. The typical cooking time is twenty minutes with a standing time of five minutes. Cook as much as you need. If you’re cooking for four then one avocado will do. I tend to cook for eight because…well, my family likes sushi.
  • As the rice cooks, take the time for prep. You’ll need a Bamboo sushi mat. So make sure it’s clean. I wrap my mat with plastic wrap (hey, that rhymes). You’re going to need the sushi mat to roll your maki. Maki is the name for a particular type of sushi. You can learn the various other kinds of sushi names by reading the menu from a sushi bar first. This is how I learned how to make my sushi. Silly, I know. But it worked for me.
  • Once you’ve cooked your rice, you can start the rolling process. First, take a sheet of nori, lay it on the sushi mat, and spread the rice evenly on the sheet. What you want is a nice bed for the filling.
  • Next, lay the smoked salmon slices on the rice. This is so good. No cheating. Don’t eat any of the slices while you’re making it—it’ll spoil your supper.
  • When you’re done, scoop some avocado and spread it on the salmon. Make sure it’s even. What you don’t want is to get a piece without the filling. Believe me, a piece with only nori and rice is good, but a piece with the filling included is better.
  • After you filled the entire sheet, you roll the sheet into a roll (there’s a tongue twister).
  • The last part is cutting the roll into pieces, laying them on the presentation plate. Spray a little lemon, so as the avocado doesn’t get brown, and serve.

And there it is. My salmon sushi I make from scratch, right at home. Food fit for a zombie slayer!

The final product: My Maki Sushi
The final product: My Maki Sushi

To see how it’s done, check out this video on YouTube.

By the way, with every sushi meal you need some wasabi, Japanese pickled ginger and soy sauce. I should have mentioned that earlier. This is how it’s done: Take a small plate, pour some soy sauce, add some wasabi, stir and dip the sushi in the mixture. While enjoying the bite, slip in some ginger.


Have you ever made sushi? What do you like about it? Do you like eating it at a sushi bar or at a dedicated restaurant? If so, why? I’d love to hear your comments!


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

11 thoughts on “My Sushi Recipe

  1. Yum, what’s tastier than sushi 🙂 Takes time to roll them (for me like half a day)) but it’s worth it. Can make up your own numerous recipes and play with ingredients 🙂

  2. Hahaha ur hilarious! I like the way u write its so easy to read 🙂 I love sushi I learned to eat it during my days in cosplay playing sailor jupiter from sailor moon. Ur blog is cool keep doing what ur doing its great. 🙂

  3. i haven’t had sushi in sooooo long. i don’t trust sushi sold in a grocery store. blah. i will have to try this recipe out.
    also, i was wondering when something about zombies was going to come about…you didn’t disappoint. 🙂

    1. The sushi in stores… I’ve tried it once, never again! The portions are small and the quality isn’t the best. Oh, and the price? Too much! I calculated for $20 I can make just under a hundred maki. It’s a crazy price discrepancy!

      My next zombie post will be out this coming Monday. I post about either zombies or aliens on Mondays. I post about super females on Wednesdays. And I leave Fridays open for whatever floats in this little brain of mine. You can click on the Monday Mayhem link on the features panel for any of the zombie or alien related posts I’ve written.

    1. Thanks!

      I use a simple Canon point-and-shoot. Whatever comes from the camera is what you see. No post-processing–I haven’t the time. Maybe one day I’ll grab a DSLR on sale…for now, I’m pretty happy with my 6-year-old dinosaur!

      1. I started off with a Sony point-and-shoot and then moved up to a cheap SLR once I could afford it. I love my SLR but I do miss the convenience of a smaller, more compact camera. That’s why I stick to only one lens!

      2. I guess that’s why I’ve never really upgraded to DSLR’s…the lenses. I picture a bag full of lenses and the body. Just like you, I like the convenience of my P/S. I like whipping out the camera, take the shot and slip it back to where it belongs. One day, I suppose 🙂 Which lens do you use?

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