California Futo Maki Workshop
To master the futo maki technique, practice making simple and delicious California thick rolls.
The California Roll, though synonymous with sushi, has it roots as the name suggests here in America. Its exact city or chef of origin is unknown, but the city of Los Angeles is most often credited with its creation since the popularization of sushi in America was celebrity spawned in the seventies. Sushi lore suggests that it was named after the state because of one particular local and at that time very unique ingredient-the avocado. It is also suggested that the popularity of this “unique” roll opened the door to creative freedom with ingredients that revolutionized the world of sushi.
Though ingredients will vary some, it commonly consists of crab stick, cucumber,
masago roe and of course avocado.
California Futo Maki Basics
4in x 7in piece of nori
prepared sushi rice
1 crab stick
1 cucumber stick
1 wedge of avocado
Following the method for thick rolls, insert ingredients accordingly and roll. Let rest 2 minutes before cutting into 4-5 pieces.