Sushi Master

Sushi Master : An expert guide to sourcing, making and enjoying sushi at home

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Learn to make sushi at home with lessons from the masters.

Nick Sakagami, the only person outside of Japan to earn the designation osakana meister, introduces the fundamentals of sushi, starting with the fish. Photography from Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market offers an inside look at where most of our tuna comes from, and a deep dive into the tools, techniques, and etiquette of sushi ensure you'll never look at a California roll the same way again.

Expert recipes from Sakagami's favorite international sushi chefs and clients include variations of:

Onigiri (rice balls)

Sushi Master also includes recipes for traditional Japanese soups, including two different types of miso, plus appetizers like tsukemono (Japanese pickles), shishito pepper, and spicy scallop carpaccio. Once you've mastered the staples, you can move on to advanced techniques, such as searing, marinating, aging, and adding garnishes. This comprehensive guide also includes tips on sourcing your ingredients and best practices for sustainability.

Sushi Master is your definitive guide to mastering the art of sushi.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 15.24mm | 771.11g
  • United States
  • English
  • 200 color photos
  • 163159673X
  • 9781631596735
  • 845,519

Table of contents


Preface 6

What Is Sushi? 8

Tools 16
Buying Seafood 22
Ingredients 44
Fish Preparation 54

Rice 68
Appetizers 80
Maki 104
Nigiri 128
Sashimi 142
Soups 148
Garnishes 158

Sustainability You Can Practice 160
Glossary 162
Resources 163
Chef Contributors 164
About the Author 166
Acknowledgments 166
Index 16
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Review quote

"Nick Sakagami is the leading expert on fish and sustainable fishing practices. In Sushi Master, he shares that wealth of knowledge with you so that you can buy safe, healthy fish with confidence and then use them to prepare delicious sushi in your own kitchen."
- Jason Travi, Executive Chef, Amazon GO
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About Nick Sakagami

Nick Sakagami is the only person outside of Japan to become a certified osakana meister, or fish master.
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