If you’ve ever needed a reason to eat more sushi, we’ve got it for you! International Sushi Day is celebrated on June 18. Sushi is a Japanese preparation made from cooked rice soaked in vinegar. This cooked rice is wrapped in nori (seaweed) then filled with an assortment of ingredients including seafood, meat and vegetables and accompanied by a tangy dip called Wasabi. Sushi is usually eaten with chopsticks and is ideally meant to be eaten in one bite. Although traditionally prepared with meat, there are now vegetarian options. The bite-sized snack is actually quite healthy and has found countless fans across the world and even in India. On International Sushi Day, sushi lovers unite to mark this special occasion that commemorates this delicious Japanese dish.
History of Sushi: Why is International Sushi Day celebrated?
International Sushi Day was founded by Chris DeMay, according to reports. The idea gained momentum across multiple social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter, and quickly became a global phenomenon.
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The history of sushi is also very interesting for gourmets to know. Sushi was originally intended as a method of storing or preserving raw fish, also known as Narezushi. The fish was apparently stored in fermented rice to keep it fresh longer. The rice was thrown away and the fish was eaten. Later, the Japanese discovered that even rice could be eaten if it was not fermented. This happened during the Edo period between the 1600s and 1800s. Rice soaked in vinegar was combined with fish, vegetables and the like to make sushi as we know it today. Sushi quickly traveled the world and appealed to all sorts of palates and the rest, as they say, is history.
5 amazing sushi recipes you can make at home
International Sushi Day celebrations would be incomplete without enjoying this incredible treat. There are several ways and customizations you can do when cooking sushi. Contrary to popular belief, sushi can be cooked even at home by keeping a few simple tricks in mind. We have selected some delicious sushi recipes for you to try today.
Here are 5 delicious sushi recipes you must try today:
1. Asparagus Gari Tempura Roll
Pickled ginger or gari with the asparagus gives this delicious sushi roll a delicious and tangy flavor. You must try this!
2. Avocado and Mango Uramaki
This sushi is a delicious combination of sliced avocado and alphonso mango. Vegetarians can enjoy this amazing recipe during the summer season.
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3. California Sushi Roll
Japanese sushi takes an American turn! This popular sushi recipe also has crabmeat, avocado, and a sprinkle of cream cheese.
4. Shrimp tempura roll
If you love seafood, look no further than this delicious shrimp tempura roll. The crunch of the shrimp will make your mouth water.
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5. Exotic Lover Roll
A gourmet recipe, this sushi is truly worthy of a romantic evening. We bet that your loved ones will love this Exotic Lovers Roll recipe.