Disclosure: I received a copy of Vegetarian Sushi Secrets to assess. All opinions are my own.
Years ago when I lived in Manhattan, I took a sushi class at a neighborhood restaurant in Greenwich Village. We learned to cook the rice, cut fish and vegetables, and make rolls. I was so inspired that afterwards I bought rice mats and made these rolls for a party at my apartment.
One aspect that made me weary of making rolls at home was the fish. I wasn’t confident of finding sushi-grade fish at the local grocery store, and when I did, I was suspect to how fresh it really was.
Making vegetarian rolls was the way I got around my fish freshness insecurity. With vegetarian rolls, I didn’t have to handle raw fish, thus bypassing my non-fresh concerns. That’s why Tuttle Publishing’s new book, Vegetarian Sushi Secrets: 101 Healthy and Delicious Recipes by Marisa Baggett, is ideal not just for vegetarians, but also for fish-shy rookies like me.
The book releases on October 11, 2016, but through Bicultural Mama’s giveaway, one lucky reader will win and receive a copy before its release date!
Author and American sushi expert Marisa Baggett has compiled 101 recipes that give home cooks a way to enjoy their community supported agriculture and market vegetables with sushi rice. The farm-to-table book includes recipes using sustainable ingredients like apple, asparagus, basil, beets, corn, cucumbers, daikon radish, shitake mushrooms, and tomatoes.
The book teaches users how to make the perfect sushi rice every time, which utensils to use, and identifies the vegetables that best work with sushi. Recipes include not only how to make rolls (thin, thick, inside-out, hand rolls), but also rice bowls, soups, appetizers, salads, pickles, desserts, and drinks.
Baggett teaches readers how to make balanced and unique combinations, such as:
- Apple & daikon radish
- Cucumber & peanut
- Spicy carrot & tomato
- Pomegranate & basil
- Ginger & beet
- Summer corn & pickled okra
- Sweet potato & shiitake mushrooms
- Strawberry & rhubarb
Can’t wait to get a copy of this book? Purchase a paperback copy on Tuttle Publishing’s website or at any other major book retailer. Suggested Retail Price: $15.95.
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