Gluten Free Sushi
8/30/07 Every celiac should develop a taste for Sushi. Consider one blogger’s suggestion: “Once I was diagnosed with Celiac, sushi restaurants became a haven for my gluten free dining. It’s so much easier to ask someone if they want to go for sushi than look for other gluten free friendly dining establishments. I can just grab my bottle or packets of gluten free soy sauce and head to the restaurant.” If you are interested in gluten free soy sauce packets or bottles, check out my article “Gluten Free Soy Sauce”.
Sushi is gluten free, but (as always) there are cross contamination issues. This same blogger continues: “Unfortunately eating sushi gluten free is not completely care-free and there are still things you need to be wary of in order to eat safely. Ask for your fish to be cut with clean utensils on a clean surface. The rising popularity of tempura rolls has increased the chances for cross-contamination here. Tell your server no crab unless they can assure you it’s real, most fake crab meat used in sushi rolls is made with wheat. Most roe (fish eggs) used to top sushi has wheat as an ingredient. Also, ask for no sauce, albacore sashimi usually comes with a forbidden sauce and many white fish are sprinkled with a gluten containing culprit. Eel (unagi) comes soaked in a sweet sauce that is a definite no-no. Double-check the wasabi, ginger and rice to make sure that there are no suspect ingredients.”
NOTE: I HAVE PUBLISHED UP-DATED INFORMATION ON THIS SUBJECT IN MY "SUCCESSFUL CELIAC’S UIDE TO UNCOVERING HIDDEN GLUTENS". CLICK ON THE TITLE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MORE TO THIS ARTICLE.
Please be sure to read the comment at the end of this article as well as my reply to it. This visitor seems to agree with the blogger I just quoted and has given us a specific suggestion as to how we can "double check the wasabi, ginger, and rice.
I found three different sources extolling the virtues of the Magic Fingers Sushi Bar in Atlanta. Sorry, that’s all I discovered. Sushi does not seem to get much publicity on-line. If you are not lucky enough to live in Atlanta, please e-mail your recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment at the end of this article.
I discover two recipes for preparing Sushi at home. The first is aimed at persons who never prepared or even tasted Sushi. The second requires more experience and includes instructions for obtaining the needed supplies on-line.