If you’ve ever needed a reason to eat more sushi, we’ve got you covered! International Sushi Day is celebrated on June 18. Sushi is a Japanese preparation made with boiled rice dipped in vinegar. This cooked rice is wrapped in nori (seaweed) and then filled with an assortment of ingredients, including seafood, meat and vegetables, and combined with a tart dip called wasabi. Sushi is usually eaten with chopsticks and should ideally be consumed in a single bite. Although it is traditionally prepared with meat, vegetarian options are now also available. The bite-sized snack is actually quite healthy and has found countless fans all over the world and even in India. On International Sushi Day, sushi lovers come together to celebrate this special occasion that commemorates this delicious Japanese dish.
Sushi History: Why Is International Sushi Day Celebrated?
International Sushi Day is reportedly founded by Chris DeMay. The idea gained momentum on multiple social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter, and quickly became a global phenomenon.
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The history of sushi is also quite interesting for foodies to know. Sushi was originally conceived as a method of preserving or preserving raw fish, also known as Narezushi. Fish was apparently kept in fermented rice to keep it fresh longer. The rice was discarded and the fish was consumed. Later, the Japanese discovered that even the rice could be consumed if it had not been fermented. This happened during the Edo period between 1600 and 1800. Rice dipped in vinegar was combined with fish, vegetables and the like to make sushi as we know it today. Sushi soon traveled the world and appealed to all taste buds and the rest, as they say, is history.
5 amazing sushi recipes you can make at home
International Sushi Day celebrations wouldn’t be complete without enjoying this amazing treat. There are multiple ways and adjustments you can make while cooking sushi. Contrary to popular belief, sushi can even be cooked at home with a few simple tricks in mind. We have shortlisted 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 along with asparagus give this delicious sushi roll a delicious and spicy taste. You must try this!
2. Avocado Mango Uramaki
This sushi has a delicious combination of avocado slices and alphonso mango. Vegetarians can enjoy this great recipe in the summer season.
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3. California Sushi Roll
The Japanese Sushi gets an American twist! This popular sushi recipe also features crab meat, avocado, and a drizzle of cream cheese.
4. Shrimp Tempura Roll
If seafood is your thing, look no further than this delicious Prawns Tempura Roll. The crunch of the shrimp will have you salivating.
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5. Roles of Exotic Lovers
A gourmet recipe, this sushi is really fit for a romantic date night. We bet your loved ones will love this Exotic Lovers Roll recipe.