Sushi Recipes

Crispy Rice Patties With Tuna And Sriracha Sauce

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I discovered this recipe by accident.  I was craving sushi, but my cupboards were bare and my wallet was just as empty. Sad is it sounds, the only food items in my fridge was a pot of cold, leftover rice and a well used bottle of Sriracha Sauce.  Three cans of tuna were stacked on each other, looking rather lonely in the cupboard.

I drained the can of tuna and tossed it in a mixing bowl with about a cup of cold rice, two eggs, and breadcrumbs.  For fun, I tossed in garlic powder, parsley flakes and some salt and pepper. Continue Reading…

Sushi Recipes

Unagi – Barbecued Eel Recipe

Eel Sushi

Ungai is Japanese is for freshwater eel. Barbecued eel is usually served as nigiri sushi. I have to confess that barbecued eel is the only type of sushi I dislike. (Did I really say that?!) But if eel is your thing, the following recipe is quite easy to make. Continue Reading…

Sushi Recipes

Yummy Philadelphia Roll

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Even those folks who swear they hate sushi can be won over with just one bite of a yummy Philly roll. The smoked salmon and cream cheese are a match made in heaven! This following recipe makes two large rolls. Continue Reading…

Sushi Ingredients

Shredded Seaweed and Sumo Wrestlers

Yamamotoyama is the name of a very popular Japanesse sumo wrestler born in Saitama, Japan. Standing at 580 pounds, it’s hard to imagine he got this large on a diet of sushi or shredded seaweed. Yamamotoyama also happens to be the name of a company that makes momi nori (shredded seaweed).

Momi nori sells for about $3.00 a pop, and comes packed in a crinkly cellophane bag. Although it comes in a variety of flavours, like Teriyaki, I prefer the plain version. I’ve tried the spicy kind, but it was just too salty for my taste buds. I usually pick up a bag at the Kowloon Market in Chinatown, and I can make this last for up to two months. Continue Reading…

Sushi Product Reviews

How To Find The Best Rice Cooker

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You’ve heard me say it many times on this website – get the best rice cooker you can afford. Stop trying to cook it in a pot on your stove.

A rice cooker will make your life a lot easier, especially when you’re making sushi. These handy little devices almost guarantee perfect rice everytime! Measure your rice and water, flick the on switch and you’re good to go. No need to keep an eye on it.

The following tips are just my guidelines to help you find the best rice cooker. There is a bewildering array of choices and things can get quite sticky without some guidance. Continue Reading…

Sushi Restaurant Reviews

Sushi Zen Restaurant Review

by James
(Brighton, Michigan, U.S.A.)

Sushi Zen is easily one of the best sushi restaurants around Brighton.

As you walk in you are immediately greeted by a friendly staff and an aroma that overwhelms your senses. Whether you are a first time sushi eater or a veteran, Sushi Zen will accommodate your needs with an extensive list of rolls to a full dinner menu.

Price can be an issue, but it is well worth it for quality sushi made almost in front. Continue Reading…

Sushi Recipes

Pork Tonkatsu Sushi Roll

tonkatsu roll

Tonkatsu is the Japanese version of a pork cutlet. In my favourite restaurant it is usually served on a bed of rice with eggs and a special sauce made of dashi stock and mirin. But in this special recipe, thin strips are rolled in toasted nori seaweed. Continue Reading…

Sushi Ingredients

Sushi Tuna Recipes

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Before you get any funny ideas, sushi tuna recipes don’t include that gunky stuff you find soaked in two inches of vegatable oil!

The following overview of this tasty fish will get you up to speed quickly on all things tuna so you can order it with confidence in a restaurant or whip up your own nigiri like the pros. Continue Reading…

Sushi Recipes, Sushi Tutorials

Making Sushi

Making sushi requires a bit of practice. So be patient if your first attempt is a disaster!  When making sushi, remember to there are no hard and fast rules. Use your imagination and choose any ingredients that tickle your fancy. The following recipe is for thick rolls. In Japanese these are called futomaki. Continue Reading…

Sushi Recipes

Volcano Sushi Roll Recipe

Volcano-Roll

This delicious volcano sushi roll might be a bit tricky to prepare but you’ll have fun eating it, even you don’t get it right the first time!

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets of toasted nori seaweed
  • 12 oz of sushi rice (cooked and mixed with sharizu)
  • 1 oz diakon sprouts
  • 2 oz sliced salmon for outside of the roll
  • 6 Tbsp smoked jalapeño aioli
  • ½ oz wasabi powder or prepared wasabi in a tube
  • 2 oz pickled ginger

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