(The little fish is a Fugu. I’m talking about the bigger one.)
Add sushi rice and nori… “Smith Roll”…
Being particularly fond of Hamachi (a 1 year old “yellowtail” Japanese Amberjack), we have been in the habit of ordering it at the local Sushi restaurant. One day, while looking at the menu, we noticed that they had a “Tokyo Roll” that was tuna and avocado, and a San Francisco Roll that was salmon and avocado, and a California Roll that was tuna, crab, and avocado… The thought slowly formed… Could we get a Tokyo Roll, but made with Hamachi?
For about 2 years now, we have ordered this “special made” roll. It is particularly subtile and soft in the flavors and textures.
Tonight at dinner, we finally gave it a name. “Smith Roll”. So now, at our local Sushi Restaurant, we can order our favorite, not as an explanation of a variation on their menu, but by name.
If you are fond of sushi, and have not tried this particular combination, I do recommend it. But remember to tell your Sushi Chef its name ;-)