Traditional Japanese nigiri sushi with a slice of raw salmon.
You will need (for one person):
— 1.5–2 oz/45—60 g prepared sushi rice,
— 2–3 oz/60—80 g raw salmon,
— wasabi to taste
Take a cutting board, a sharp knife and a bowl of clean water.
Slice the salmon fillet about 1/4″ thick. Cut slantwise against the grain of the fish.
Take a slice of salmon and spread some wasabi on it.
With your other hand, take 2-3 tsp. rice and press it into a clump.
Place the rice clump on top of the fish and press them together. Wash your hand in the bowl after handling the rice.
With your index finger, make a small pit in the rice clump. This will help the fish and rice hold together firmly.
Gently squeeze the sushi and roll it over in your hands to shape it. However, keep in mind that it’s not good to handle raw fish for too long.
Make three such pieces for one person.
Serve with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger.