Sushi has entered the mainstream of American dining. It's available just about everywhere--at upscale Japanese restaurants, fast food counters, delis, even supermarkets. It's the hors d'oeuvre to serve at parties and receptions, and a quick, satisfying lunch to bring back to the office on a busy work day. The more that people enjoy sushi when they dine out, the more they want to learn to make it themselves and serve it at home. With easy-to-follow instructions and full-color photos, Fun & Fancy Sushi, Expanded Edition, is the perfect introduction for beginners and a source of innovative ideas for more experienced sushi chefs.
Colorful photos and clear explanations show ingredients and equipment as well as help readers master techniques such as rolling with a bamboo mat and cutting rolls and imaginative shapes. The book also illustrates how to plate and present the finished pieces. Sidebars include: A Simple Way to Make a Rice Ball and Various Simple Tools, Folk Customs of Onigiri, The Nutritional Value of Rice, and Packing of Onigiri for on-the-go eating. There's also a basic recipe for dashi stock, which is essential to Japanese cooking.
From the simplest rice ball with a dab of salmon roe, to exquisite creations for parties, like maki-zushi with tulip, butterfly, and panda bear designs, here is everything a home cook needs to make fun and fancy sushi for everyday dining or special occasions.