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

Seared Scallop with Chicharrones

After my interview with the men of I Love Blue Sea, 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!), faux-nagi, and miso black cod (recipe to come

Halibut on Mozzarella Wonton Chips with Jalapeño Jam

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/5148974127_a2d65459b3_b.jpg" 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="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/5143831844_9977e735aa_b.jpg" 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="http://www.ilovebluesea.com/">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="http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_iPhone.aspx">Monterey Bay

Halibut with Deconstructed Cocktail Sauce

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/5141706201_0d4606f8b6_b.jpg" 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="http://fridgg.com/blog/roasted-cherry-tomatoes-432.html">these tomatoes</a>

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

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5082890095_1fd25c693c_b.jpg" alt="Dolores Park"/> </span> I love cooking for other people. <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/5083477980_fb6651f66f_b.jpg" alt="Bringing food to a potluck"/> </span>

Hajime’s Hotate

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

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.

Alex’s Dakine Poke Gunkan Maki

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540we_186400_75___farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3321327677_67bf4a2992_b.jpg" alt="Alex's Dakine Poke Gunkan Maki"/> </span> <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://deepfriar.wordpress.com/">Friar</a>, Michelle, <a href="http://w176.deviantart.com/">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="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/02/28/sustainable-sushi-contest/">Sustainable Sushi Contest</a>!</p> <p>As a last-minute bonus, I also decided to throw in a <a href="http://sushiday.com/store/">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

Hotate Special, and More Randomness

I’ve gotten tagged with another “random things” meme, this time by Nicole from For the Love of Food. Of course, if you don’t want to know more randomness about me, you can always skip to the yummy Hotate Special recipes and pictures at the end of this post. 😀 Up until nine months ago, I

Spicy Shrimp Inari

<p>Although I have forever loved <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2006/11/11/inari-zushi/">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

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