Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wonderful sushi

sushi-svartsjoslott

I've had some really strong sushi cravings during this pregnancy, but since the advice differ a bit on whether or not to eat sushi, well, I haven't really given in. Until recently. See, I don't like a lot of sushi - it has to be REALLY good, and since my brother in law is one of the best sushi chefs in Sweden... well, that's really the sushi I prefer. And I completely trust him, which is more than I can say for most sushi bars out there.

Problem is, he sold his restaurant this summer, and is now working as a chef out at Svartsjö Slott. He does serve sushi once a week, but it's a pretty long drive. Worth it though. Very, very, very worth it!

14 comments:

Murasaki Shikibu said...

My Japanese friends all tell me the standard of Sushi is very high compared to the rest of Europe. The photo you posted looks really good, but I'm curious...what's that green stuff?

Murasaki Shikibu said...

*standard of Sushi in Sweden!

Gee I'm too tired to be posting comments. I think I'm typing it all there, but words are missing when I re-read what I've typed!

Anne said...

The green stuff is flying fish roe - is it called tobiko in Japan? (I just googled it.) He used that on the outside of the roll to get some interesting color and flavor :)

Filippa said...

Oh, I´ve been daying to try it since my dad lives nearby. I´ll tell him to go buy take-out next week :-)

Filippa said...

Me too, to tired....dying not daying :-)

hannaH said...

Anne, vegetarian sushi is also very nice (avocado, carrot, spring onion, cucumber, tofu and vegetarian caviar-ones), and completely pregnancy-safe. I use to make them myself at home (tasteline's recipe with whatever I happen to have at home). It might not be just the same as the fishy ones, but it does taste a bit like the sea from the seaweed, and the lovely rice is of course just the same, so it might just satisfy your cravings when you are far from your brother-in-law (whose sushi admittedly looks fabulous!)

twentyone-ten said...

The sushi looks really yummy, espacially the one with the saffron (I guess its saffron...)

Anne said...

Hanna H - I've never tried making my own actually, I'm scared of getting the rice just right. In any case, I'm not a huge fan of the seaweed, so I only eat an occasional roll. I do like sushi with avocado or omelet though! :) But hey, it's just about two months to go, so I'll survive :)

Twentyone ten - I actually think that was some sort of algae and not saffron - it looked like it, but it didn't taste like it at all :)

Ellen said...

Oh :S I've been planning to go to Hattori Sushi Devil for ever... or at least since you wrote about how great it was... Do you know if the sushi's still any good there? Since it's more likely I'll get to Tegnérgatan soon than Svartsjö....

In any case, I'm going to Japan in two weeks,so I see good sushi in my future.. :)

Anne said...

Ellen, I haven't tried it myself since Peter left, and I've heard some really varied reviews. They do try to keep up the standard, but some say that they really can't - so I don't know...

Going to Japan sounds like so much fun - lucky you!! :)

eatswedishfish said...

The sushi looks awesome (yummy)!

If you have any leftovers, send them my way!

Janne Marijke said...

Hi!

Would your brother-in-law advise on using frozen fish filets (e.g. salmon) or fresh ones for the sushi - concerning hygiene/bacterias? I have heard some people believe frozen is safer, but I never know which one to go for. I guess fresh tastes the best, but seeing as many stores do not store/keep the fish up to hygiene standards... What do you choose?

Anne said...

Janne Marijke - I think he freezes the fish himself, at least salmon. (The more exotic fishes probably arrive frozen.) Fresh salmon is a lot tastier, but I would freeze it for a few days to make sure it's perfectly safe. (Well, at least while I'm pregnant.) I wouldn't make it with ready-frozen salmon though, that stuff is usually really inferior.

Janne Marijke said...

Thanks, Anne! That was really valuable information. Finally I am ready to make my own sushi!