What better way to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday than to spend quality time with Dad while learning some new skills in the kitchen? David Zinczenko, editor in chief of Men’s Health, shows us tricks for making sushi rolls, burritos, and s’mores like pros. Prepare these meals together, then sit down for a Father’s Day feast. If you plan on celebrating post-meal, show dad how much you care with one of these
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Prepare a sushi roll like a pro
Step 1: Maximize taste: The best rolls have both texture and color. Choose from krab (fake crabmeat), enoki mushrooms, smoked salmon, cucumbers, or avocado. Select or cut your ingredients to equal size and shape so they’ll fit into the hand roll.
Step 2: Size the sheets:Nori, the seaweed that holds sushi together, comes in sheets. Using scissors, cut each sheet into quarters to yield a more manageable size for the rolls.
Step 3: Arrange artfully: Place the nori sheet on your palm (shiny side down) so it's in a diamond shape. With your other hand, take a thumb-sized amount of sushi rice (try Annie Chun's premade varieties) and press it into the middle of the sheet, from the top of the diamond to the bottom. Line your ingredients on top. Step 4: Roll into a cone: Slowly close the hand you're using to hold the nori to bring both outside flaps of the sheet together, sliding one beneath the other. (Put a grain of rice between the flaps to hold the roll together.) Dip the open end of the roll into soy sauce. Consume.
Before you and dad get creative with the ingredients, be sure to check out our list of The Best and Worst Sushi Rolls.
Make the perfect burrito
Step 1: Go big: A 12-inch tortilla lets you stuff your burrito with ingredients yet still provides enough room to wrap it tightly. (Or try a whole-wheat wrap for more fiber and a nutty flavor.
Step 2: Heat your tortilla:Don't warm tortillas in the microwave — they'll turn soggy. Instead, heat them in a dry skillet or nonstick pan on medium high until puffed and pliable, 30 to 45 seconds per side.
Step 3: Set a foundation: Line the burrito with rice first, to soak up the other ingredients' juices. Leaving 3 inches around the perimeter, layer your rice, beans, and protein in a line.
Step 4: Apply the finishing touches: Add sour cream, salsa, or guacamole in a line beside (not atop) the lines of ingredients. Add loose ingredients (lettuce, cilantro, sliced jalapeños, shredded cheese) last so they can adhere to the sour cream and guacamole.
Step 5: Secure the burrito: With the line of layered ingredients oriented top to bottom, fold the tortilla's left side just over the ingredients. Then fold the bottom up about an inch. Finally, finish rolling the burrito tightly from left to right. The top remains open. Now chow down on your creation, stain-free.
Looking for more healthy recipes to tackle with Dad this summer? Snag a copy of the Grill This, Not That! Backyard Survival Guide.
Chocolate peanut butter & chocolate caramel s’mores
Try these spins on the original campfire favorite:
Step 1: Toast the marshmallows: Place some marshmallows in a toaster oven on the broiler setting until the marshmallows are warm and slightly melted.
Step 2: Coat the cookies:Spread 1/2 tablespoon of caramel or peanut butter on one side of a chocolate wafer cookie.
Step 3: Complete the s’more: Top each chocolate wafer cookie with a toasted marshmallow and another chocolate wafer cookie. Smoosh together and enjoy. Experiment with this recipe by pairing banana slices with the peanut butter, or slices of apple with caramel.
Related: Steer clear of these 6 Worst Summer-Body Desserts while celebrating with dad this Father’s Day.
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