Sushi Masterclass with Silla Bjerrum
I have been a great fan of Silla's cooking for years now having used her "Simple Japanese Cookbook" on many occasions, and so I was thrilled to be invited to one of the sushi classes taught by Silla Bjerrum herself.
Over a few hours, Silla taught us how to prepare and roll a variety of different sushi - it was fascinating to see how she made it look so completely effortless to feed a group 6 hungry students while teaching/entertaining us all at the same time. Under Silla's instruction we learnt and rolled some utterly scrumptious sushi including:
Cucumber maki, and avocado maki with pickled ginger;
We also learnt how to cut salmon sashimi from a salmon block or steaks. The salmon had a buttery texture, yet was ultra-light and very delicious. Silla's secret is to marinate the salmon in sake to tenderise it and slightly cure it.
The winner of this competition who was randomly selected by random.org is entrant number 1! Congratulations Kay! I will be in touch to arrange delivery of Silla's cookbook to you.