Homemade Sushi a la Carte

Salmon and Tuna are our favorite fish, especially when eaten in Sushi or Sashimi form.

Tonight after a quick dash to my local Asian Market – New York Mart – to get some Seasoned Rice Vinegar, I set on the task of preparing our favorite family dinner!


I have a mad passion for Japan, Japanese food and Japanese Culture, and after my loving husband took me on a fantastic trip to Japan, that passion became an obsession ❤


  • I rinsed and cooked my rice (no science there, just follow the instructions on the Sushi Rice container) but remember, its a delicate grain so handle it with the right tools


  • I sliced my salmon and tuna
  • Sliced the cream cheese – below’s picture shows my son preparing his own roll, Tuna, Cream Cheese and lots of Sriracha Mayo


  • Pulled out a leftover tasty Cucumber salad (cucumber, sesame seeds, sesame oil, seasoned rice vinegar, salt and pepper)
  • Seaweed sheets
  • Sriracha Mayo
  • Leftover seaweed salad


We made 4 different types of rolls:


  • Tuna, Cream Cheese and Sriracha Mayo
  • Salmon, Cucumber Salad and Cream Cheese
  • Tuna Marinated in Lemon and Cilantro
  • Salmon, Cream Cheese and Sriracha Mayo


Served with some crunchy Salmon Skin and Seaweed Salad it was the perfect meal with my loving family…..<3

Of course the meal wouldn’t be complete without a bottle of Sake right?


Hook Line and Sinker…….

Isn’t it funny when the most unpredictable results come from an innocent comment?

This morning the “hubby” announced that he was going Deep sea fishing with some vendors and coworkers.

Later on he posted a lovely picture in the midst of the ocean and I made the following comment “Bring home some dinner”, not expecting an outcome of course!

The beep beep goes off signaling that somebody is coming into the house and there is the “hubby”, bag full of smelly fish in hand!

Imagine my excitement when he announces that he brought home some Black Fin Tuna

Out came my Deba-Bocho Japanese knife (I know I know not the right knife for this but what can I say, love that knife!) and Tuna Tataki is suddenly on the menu for tonight.


Once I got the skin and bones out, I sliced it as thin as possible and then served it with my own special sauce (mixture of Ponzu sauce, a drizzle of Seasoned Sushi vinegar, and a drizzle of sesame oil).


For this occasion I had to open a bottle of yummy  Plum Sake of course and here we are, the most delicious dinner in a flash, this was a definite Hook, Line and Sinker 🙂



Sushi Night at the Lundini’s

Yes its Sushi night at the Lundini Household!


Made some shrimp, tuna and salmon rolls, some with cream cheese, cucumber and avocado, some with sriracha mayo and sesame seeds, but you get the gist…….


Also on the menu was one of my childhood favorites! As a kid there was nothing yummier to me when going out than some palmitos con salsa golf, which would translate to hearts of palm with a mayo and ketchup mixture! Yes they are straight out of a can but they are ohhhhhh soooo good!



Of course we had to have some lovely Sake with it! Kanpai!