Just check out the video below to see what I mean.
Free Fish from Don - VIDEO
Play it here, video runs 1 minute, 22 seconds.
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Fish is the most expensive protein (click here to see some sushi grade fish from a downtown Los Angeles seafood market.) And now you know why I can do this Sushi Video Series on the cheap. Of course, I know many of you cannot get free freshly caught fish, so I have some sushi recipes using less expensive ingredients -- that anyone can afford.
For example, the popular California Roll is made with crab, cucumber, avocado, rice, and wrapped in dried seaweed. The two expensive ingredients are crab and seaweed. Well, for my recipe I use fake crab, or krab. I like krab and have used it on other recipes (click here to see my delicious Ceviche recipe.) I often find small half pound frozen packages of krab for around a dollar. And from one package of krab you can easily make half a dozen California Sushi Rolls!
And dried seaweed is about $2 per package in Little Tokyo (downtown Los Angeles.) If you have an oriental market in your city, then it can be had for a bargain price - another reason to frequent your local ethnic grocery stores. Even at $2 for 10 sheets, that's still only 20 cents per sheet. And I can find 30 sheets of seaweed for $2.49, so that's less than 10 cents per sheet!
I also like vegetarian sushi, and you know how cheap veggies are. I came up with a tender and flavorful Nigiri Carrot Sushi recipe, made by steaming thick carrot slices in white wine. I also made sushi with earthy mushroom slices. It's a delicious and colorful way to make affordable sushi.
So if you have any favors to cash-in from a fisherman friend, (or if fresh fish comes on sale at your local grocery store) keep checking out my Cheap$kate Sushi Video Series and see the recipes I've come up with, that everyone can afford to do. And remember, it pays to befriend your neighbors!