Category: Other Recipes

Other sushi includes types of sushi that don’t quite fit in so well to the other categories. This includes inari-zushi and sumeshi, the sushi rice.

Seared Scallop with Chicharrones

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>After my <a href="">interview with the men of I Love Blue Sea</a>, they sent us home with a gift of some beautiful black cod and scallops, which we cooked for my relatives that we were staying with that evening. With the black cod we made sashimi (very good!), <a href="">faux-nagi</a>, and miso black cod (recipe to come soon!). With the scallops we made <a href="">Hajime's Hotate</a>, sashimi, and these

Halibut on Mozzarella Wonton Chips with Jalapeño Jam

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>Jalapeño jam.</p> <p>To the uninitiated, it sounds <em>weird</em>. "<em>Jalapeño</em> jam? Ew. Isn't that... gross?"</p> <p>I was one of the skeptical ones, before I tried it. Heck, I'm not a huge fan of spicy anyways, so I had a feeling I wasn't going to like it all that much.</p> <p>Wrong, wrong, wrong. I was so wrong. Jalapeño jam is sweet (I know it's hard to imagine if you've never

Tilapia Poke

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>I am not perfect.</p> <p>In case you were wondering. ;)</p> <p>I make mistakes, sometimes. Okay, lots of the time.</p> <p>I was at Mitsuwa the other day, looking for sustainable seafood. (I would have ordered something from <a href="">I Love Blue Sea</a>, except it was Saturday, and I wanted to make sushi the next day, so there's no way I would have gotten it in time.)</p> <p>So I pull up the <a href="">Monterey Bay

Halibut with Deconstructed Cocktail Sauce

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>I'm no chef. Certainly not. But I wanted to raise the standards for my sushi, make it something that you look at and really <em>crave</em>.</p> <p>Oh, and Son complains I make too many rolls.</p> <p>So I was looking through my kitchen, trying to figure out what the heck we had that could possibly be used to make a really awesome dish with the halibut I got.</p> <p>Then I saw <a href="">these tomatoes</a>

Mochi Cakes, for a fantastic gluten-free potluck picnic in SF

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Dolores Park"/> </span> I love cooking for other people. <span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Bringing food to a potluck"/> </span>

Happy Birthday, Sushi Day – Hajime’s Hotate, and a Contest

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt=""/> </span> <p>Three years. 200 posts. 2000+ comments. 500,000 visitors. 1.5 million pageviews. It's been quite a ride, here on Sushi Day. There have been some great posts and some complete and total flops (that still get angry comments!), we've all learned a lot and there have been some amazing opportunities that have come from this blog. Such as that <a href="">dinner at Mashiko</a>, where this

Alex’s Dakine Poke Gunkan Maki

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Alex's Dakine Poke Gunkan Maki"/> </span> <p>Congratulations to <a href="">Friar</a>, Michelle, <a href="">Elin</a>, Lila L. Bayer, and Sarah Evenson. Thanks to a random number generator, they have been selected as the five winners of the <a href="">Sustainable Sushi Contest</a>!</p> <p>As a last-minute bonus, I also decided to throw in a <a href="">Sushi Day shirt</a> for the winners as well. If you didn't win and would like to purchase one of our awesome

Hotate Special, and More Randomness

<p>I've gotten tagged with another "random things" meme, this time by Nicole from <a href="">For the Love of Food</a>. Of course, if you don't want to know <a href="">more</a> <a href="">randomness</a> <a href="">about me</a>, you can always skip to the yummy Hotate Special recipes and pictures at the end of this post. :D</p> <ol> <li>Up until nine months ago, I had never tried sashimi. My mother is allergic to fish, so it was

Spicy Shrimp Inari

<p>Although I have forever loved <a href="">inari sushi</a> in it's simplest form, I always look for delicious ideas to spruce up my old favorite. </p> <p>Several weeks ago, I was at Whole Foods and I needed something quick for lunch, so I stopped by the sushi section. (Yes, I eat store bought sushi. It's not <em>all</em> bad.) I bought a tray of inari sushi which had shrimp and spicy mayonnaise on