Simple Sushi Recipe: the Spicy Crab Sushi Roll 

spicy crab sushi roll

The Spicy Crab sushi roll is a fantastic recipe for people who are just starting to learn how to roll sushi at home. It’s simple to work with, simple to make, and simply satisfying. During my early days of training to become a sushi chef, this recipe was key to developing my fundamental rolling technique. […]

Announcing Our Partnership with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program

Seafood Watch Logo

I am pleased to announce that we are officially partners of the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program! What is the Seafood Watch Program? Secrets of Sushi has teamed up with the Seafood Watch Program® to ensure that our readers have the most up-to-date information on which species of seafood are sustainable. By employing scientists to […]

How to Properly Use Cream Cheese in Sushi: The Devil’s Advocate Roll

Final Advocate Roll

There is a lot of controversy out there about using cream cheese in sushi. Some people love it, while many others hate it. It’s certainly not traditional, but it is undeniably popular. There’s a few reasons why I prefer not to use cream cheese in sushi: It dilutes the flavor of most ingredients traditionally used […]

Heaven Roll

Heaven Roll

The Heaven Roll is a fitting name for this sushi recipe! The savory flavors of tempura fried, coconut shrimp are complimented by fresh lemon zest and crisp asparagus. This recipe was the whole reason why I set out to learn how to make Garlic Mayo – and I promise you that after you try it […]

Firecracker Roll

Firecracker Roll

The Firecracker roll is a delightfully spicy sushi recipe. While full in flavor, the level of heat should not be taken lightly. **Disclaimer- Due to tuna being on the sustainable sushi advisory list, it is highly recommended that tuna be avoided (canned tuna as well). Tuna populations, world wide, have dropped by 70%. The only […]

Great White Roll

Great White Roll

The Great White Roll is a recipe that I created while working at my first sushi restaurant. It’s simple to make and sustainable if the ingredients are purchased responsibly. However, there is a bit of caution that needs to be mentioned about this recipe, as it contains Escolar. Escolar, also known as “Super White Tuna”, […]

Canyon Roll

Canyon Roll

The Canyon Roll is a mouth watering, contemporary sushi recipe. This roll uses not only tempura fried ingredients, but also introduces baked ingredients as a topping as well! For this tutorial, you will need: 2 cups of Sushi Rice Half sheets of Nori 2-3 Squid Tubes (link available to the right) Crawfish Salad Spicy Mayo […]

Futomaki

Futomaki Roll

The Futomaki is one of my all-time favorite vegetarian sushi rolls. This roll is named after a style of sushi roll, not an actual recipe. Its considered to be fairly traditional, as it uses Tamago (sweet Japanese omelette) and Gobo (pickled burdock root). It is also rolled in a more traditional manner by having the […]

Chicken Katsu Roll

Chicken Katsu Roll

The chicken katsu roll is a fantastic example of how you can blend two traditional Japanese dishes into one. This roll is also great for new-comers who may be uncertain about consuming raw fish! For this tutorial, you will need: 1-2 Skinless chicken breasts Half sheets of Nori 2 cups (240 mL) of Sushi Rice […]