Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Visual Guide to Sushi-Making at Home

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I really enjoyed learning from the Visual Guide to Sushi-Making at Home book that teaches how to make sashimi and sushi style dishes in our own kitchen using a non-traditional approach. There are over 50 recipes from sushi chef Hiro Sone with step-by-step photography and dozens of ingredients and equipment identifications. The books explains everything we need to know from choosing the right fish, the type of rice and how we can prep different types of seafood, and other sushi related ingredients such as dashi, wasabi and more. It also has a section on sushi etiquette.
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There are lots of creative rolls we can make with pickled plum, cucumber and more. I like how the book suggests ways we can enjoy sushi flavours without using the rolling mat by making sushi bowls with salmon, salmon roe or soy-marinated tuna. With this sushi-making book we can make Japanese style meals part of our everyday meals.
sushi making at home
To make the sushi vinegar, as suggested from the book you will need...
1 piece kelp for dashi about 2" square
1 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
5 tbsp kosher salt

This amount makes 1 1/3 cups, but you will need to use only 1/3 cup of sushi vinegar for every 2 cups of Japanese style short grain white rice cooked in 2 cups of water for the sushi rice. the rest of the water after discarding the kelp can be stored in a nonreactive airtight jar in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. I looses its flavour over time.

Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar and salt. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
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49 comments:

  1. Now that we moved away from the city. This would be very useful. Haven't had sushi since we got here almost a year ago.

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  2. Hubby doesn't like sushi

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  3. Wow! Looks like I need to get that book and try to make it too.

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  4. My daughter and husband just love Sushi.

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  5. I am not a sushi lover at all , my Son loves it , but i can't stomach it , would be an awesome gift for my son this recipe book , thanks for sharing Treen Goodwin rafflecopter name :)

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  6. I love Sushi and this would be awesome to have

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  7. Sushi is my favourite food. Hands down. I've always wanted to make it at home but there's something about going to a restaurant that really adds to the whole experience. Besides, then I don't have to do the dishes ;)

    I live in Ottawa. My favourite cereal is Special K and I eat it with milk. While The Kids are busy so that I can enjoy the whole bowl :)

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  8. Two of my daughters love sushi and have talked about making it at home. They would love this book!

    thanks

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  9. Best thing from Japan since their cars

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  10. Interesting Book. I have never made Sushi.
    Florence C

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  11. We eat sushi all the time but have not made it ourselves yet.

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  12. Great book and they all look so pretty!

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  13. I have never tried sushi but perhaps I should.

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  14. This is neat! I have always wanted to make my own sushi! I enjoyed it :)

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  15. This looks like a good book. I bought everything I needed to make sushi once but never tried because it looked to difficult.

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  16. mmm omg Sushi is the best! I have never made it before. i definitely should give it a shot :)

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  17. I admire people that can do this. I have tried and I am all thumbs.
    (Debbie W)

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  18. I had a friend, since moved away, that would hold sushi making parties!
    jan

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  19. I think I might suggest this book to my Mom. I don't eat fish or seafood so doesn't look good to me but my Mom loves sushi :)

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  20. I always wanted to make sushi at home, but I'm definitely more of a visual learner. I will def be checking this book out!

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  21. Great for someone that likes sushi,,I do not like sushi ;)

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  22. I'm afraid that I'm one of the few who don't like sushi. Strangely enough all my children (all adults) so I'll pass on the tip about this book :-)

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  23. I have never attempted to make sushi at home until now. You have mad it look so simple and I am tempted to try it out now in sha Allah.

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  24. You did a fantastic job! I doubt mine would look that pretty!

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  25. Your picture is amazing!
    I haven't had much Sushi in my life. I'm from Rural Atlantic Canada where we eat things like potatoes and beef, but it sounds alright to me.

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  26. Your photos are amazing. I know I've said that, but really, well done.

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  27. I've never actually tried sushi. Looks pretty!

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  28. We're made sushi at home before and loved it!

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  29. Sushi is my favourite thing ever...lol...In fact I could go for some right now! My Aunt makes it but I'm leary of trying,,,,maybe?

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  30. My daughter in law loves sushi so I think I should learn how to make it.
    Linda Fast

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  31. This is intriguing...I have not yet tried sushi.

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  32. I don't like sushi,have tried it but I thought it was horrible :)

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  33. We love sushi but we have never tried making it at home before.

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  34. Haven't been brave enough to try sushi yet. This looks interesting!

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  35. Well I don't really care for sushi myself, but my son and his wife love it. This would be a great cookbook fro them,

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  36. This looks like a great book, still trying to figure out how to make it at home, to include the ingredients we like

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  37. I love sushi and haven't found a good sushi place near me yet. This would be perfect for making our own sushi at home. :)

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  38. You did an amazing job! I remember loving making my own sushi when I was a kid.

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  39. Looks delicious! I've never tried sushi before!

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  40. Honestly I have never been brave enough to try sushi although I have to admit it looks delicious.My son and his wife rave about how divine it is.Maybe I will try it soon when we go out together.

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  41. looks good I have never tried it before

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  42. I only like the california rolls but I would love to learn how to make them :)

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