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.