How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever Choosing the right seaweed:Seaweed comes in many grades. Make sure to select at least a silver-grade seaweed, but preferably a gold-grade.How to roll sushi:Place seaweed (shiny side down) on a sushi mat covered in plastic wrap.Wet hands in mixture of water and rice vinegar. The water and vinegar mixture keeps rice from sticking to your hands. Keep hands moist, but not dripping wet.Spread about 4 oz of prepared sushi rice evenly on seaweed.Place ingredients in a thin line toward top of seaweed (closer to you).Begin rolling the sushi away from you, tucking in the end.Tighten the roll and remove the mat.Slice the sushi roll into eight pieces, wetting the knife between each cut.Easy Sushi RecipesCalifornia Roll The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Gyutou Knives – Aka chef’s knives. Used for filleting smaller fish, cutting sushi rolls, and chopping vegetables. Yanagi Knives – Used for slicing fish (it cuts the most consistent portions) and peeling cucumbers, radishes, and daikon. Deba Knives – Used for mongering whole (larger) fish.Article originally published by Cator Sparks on May 27, 2017. Last updated by Sam Slaughter. Editors’ Recommendations When you think about sushi, more often than not you probably think of it as a meal that you can only go out to get — whether that’s at an upscale Japanese restaurant or just at the corner grocery store. The thing is, on the surface, sushi is actually pretty easy to make. We’re not talking about matching up against the sushi masters who spend their entire lives mastering the craft. Rather, being able to craft a simple roll for the purposes of sustenance (and maybe showing off) is a task easily accomplished by even the most cooking-averse of people.Yuichiro “Junior” Takebata of Miyabi Sushi Bar in Charleston, South Carolina. Miyabi Sushi BarTo figure out how to make sushi at home, we spoke to sushi chef Yuichiro “Junior” Takebata of Miyabi Sushi Bar in Charleston, South Carolina.Hailing from a small town outside of Kyoto, Japan, Takebata still orders most of his seafood from purveyors that source directly from Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, the biggest fish market in the world. With these ingredients, he crafts beautifully plated sushi rolls, nigiri, and sashimi, as well as other traditional Japanese dishes both raw and cooked.How to Make SushiYou will need:Bamboo sushi matPlastic wrapCutting boardSharp knifeRice cookerHow to make sushi rice:Choose a short-grain rice (preferably a Japanese brand, such as Kokuho). Short grain rice is much starchier than long grain and will hold together better.Cook according to directions. Note that 2 cups of uncooked rice will yield approximately 6-8 rolls.Once rice is cooked, remove from heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes.Stir in 4 oz of sushi rice vinegar to rice (or mix 4 oz rice vinegar with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of salt, and let dissolve). Make sure to distribute vinegar thoroughly through rice, but don’t put too much pressure on the rice when stirring, because it will break down the starches and make it too sticky. Sesame mayo*AvocadoImitation crabSesame seeds (optional)*Sesame mayo: Mix 1 cup mayo with 1 tablespoon soy sauce and sesame seeds to taste.Salmon RollPhoto by Ira Heuvelman-Dobrolyubova/Getty ImagesSalmon (Chef recommends Scottish Salmon, but Atlantic will work as well)Green onion, diced finelySpicy Tuna RollPjohnson1/Getty ImagesTuna (Chef recommends saku tuna, which can be found in most Asian grocery stores)Sriracha mayoCrunch RollCrunch roll with salmon. Julien Psomas/EyeEm/Getty ImagesSesame mayo (see recipe above)Green onion, diced finelyTempura shrimp*Smelt eggs*Tempura shrimp: Mix tempura flour with egg yolk and cold water. Dip shrimp in batter (leave tails on), let excess drip off, and carefully fry in oil.The Best Sushi KnivesWhile relatively simple, the sushi-making process requires precision. Takebata shared the three types of knives that he uses most often in the kitchen. For more information on specific brands, check out our guide to the best Japanese knives.
Claiming that Tamils in Sri Lanka are being treated like “second class citizens”, DMK chief M Karunanidhi has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding that New Delhi should move a resolution in the UN General Assembly and the UNHRC for “bestowing rights” to Lankan Tamils to “decide a political solution by themselves”.He has also asked the government to employ “all possible diplomatic strategies” to drum up support for the resolution. He has said the UN protocol on refugees should be followed in India. He has also asked the Centre to send a team to Sri Lanka to monitor use of Rs 500-crore rehabilitation aid, avoid training Sri Lankan defence personnel and ensure steps to “protect” Indian fisherman from attacks by Sri Lankan Navy.Karunanidhi has said India should “play its primary role” in implementing the solutions, including release of imprisoned Tamils, free and safe homecoming for the overseas Sri Lankan Tamils, and restoring Tamil tradition and culture. In his letter, Karunanidhi has demanded that all Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in India should be granted Indian citizenship or permanent resident status. The DMK chief’s letter, handed over to the Prime Minister by a delegation of DMK MPs led by its parliamentary party leader T R Baalu today, contained demands which were part of the resolutions adopted at the controversial conference his party organised in Chennai earlier this month to highlight the plight of Tamils in Lanka. “The camps and even the localities where Tamils live today are more like military controlled areas with the presence of Army personnel all over the Tamil traditional homeland. Lacking in civic facilities, Sri Lankan Tamils have no democratic space to air their grievances, speak out and protest peacefully. The situation is such that they live in constant fear of apprehension and anguish,” he wrote. (Indian Express)
Building on its members’ commitment to addressing climate change, The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) introduced its recently launched climate change program at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa. It is presented three new publications and hosted two on-site events that highlight the role of the mining industry in tackling the climate change challenge.John Drexhage, Director, Climate Change, ICMM, says: “The UNFCCC COP17 meeting is an important event for ICMM. Introducing our climate change program to a wide international audience and to key stakeholders is vital for bringing progress to the global policy debate around climate change.”He adds: “The mining and metals industry accounts for roughly 2% of greenhouse gas emissions globally. Our member companies recognise their responsibility to address climate change effectivelyand to contribute to carbon emission reductions.”The series of three publications share insights from the perspective of the mining and metals industry on three issues important to climate change policy formation. The material is available in PDFformat and can be downloaded from the ICMM website: http://www.icmm.com/library.InBrief: Competiveness implications for mining and metals addresses the challenges the industry faces in responding to national carbon pricing policies.InBrief: The role of mining and metals in land use and adaptation focuses on the role of mining and metals companies in sustainable land and water management.InBrief: Measurement, reporting and verification and the mining and metal industry analyses the currently decentralised MRV system and likely future ‘patchwork’ of different national, regional and sub-sector specific rules that affect the mining and metals industry.ICMM members have a strong record of pioneering sustainable mining practices and developing carbon-efficient technologies. Three examples of how ICMM members have taken action on tacklingclimate change include:Gold Fields’ innovative carbon credits scheme at its Beatrix mine has just been registered with the UNFCCC. The South African Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project will result in reduced emissions of 1.7 Mt CO2 by 2018. Carbon credit revenues enabled Gold Fields to extract methane gas at source, which the company is now looking to use to generate electricity.Vale created the Vale Florestar project, where an area of over 300,000 ha of degraded land of the Brazilian Amazon is being reforested with 90,000 native and exotic trees. The sustainable development project will make significant social, economic and environmental contributions in the Amazon region.Anglo American invested almost $US100 million in a water reclamation plant to treat underground water from its mining operations in the Witbank coalfield. The plant located in eMalahleni supplies 20% of the daily water for 400,000 inhabitants of this water-stressed area.