Temaki is basically the down-home approach to sushi. Most of us who've had some exposure to sushi have seen temaki pictured as a cone shaped hand-roll or two on a beer sponsored sushi poster. Though temaki does not need to be rolled into a cone, it is generally folded, rather than rolled in the way maki is. Another difference is that it tends not to contain more exotic ingredients and is often made of common fish or shrimp, condiments and seasonings, pickles, or other vegetables.

Making temaki is more or less the same as preparing maki, but requires far less skill. Slice your ingredients, spread a layer of sushi rice across the nori (you can get toasted nori already sized for temaki in most grocery stores), pile on the fillings, fold it up, and enjoy.

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