Side Dishes
Pickled Ginger

Pickled Ginger

If you don’t have a mandoline, use a vegetable peeler to slice the ginger root as thinly as possible. Prep Time: 25 minutesMakes about 4 servings One 2-in (5-cm) length fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced4 tablespoons salt1 cup (250 ml) Sushi Rice Dressing...

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Miso-Pickled Eggplant

Miso-Pickled Eggplant

You can reuse this pickling medium several times. Simply add more salted eggplant and stir thoroughly. You’ll know it’s time to start fresh when the miso begins to get thin and watery. Prep Time: 15 minutesPickling Time: 4 hours or up to 2 days Makes about 6 servings...

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Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus

A nice bowl of this delicious hummus is a crowd pleaser—as long as the crowd knows it’s not a bowl of wasabi! Set aside a few of the whole cooked edamame beans for a garnish. Placing those on top of the finished dish along with a splash of sesame oil helps to make the...

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Soy Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Soy Glazed Sweet Potatoes

These are addictive. Try dipping them in Sorghum Soy Aioli (page 29). For a side dish, brush the sweet potatoes with butter instead of oil before roasting. Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 25 minutes Makes 8 servings 4 large sweet potatoes (preferably unpeeled), cut...

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Wasabi Deviled Eggs

Wasabi Deviled Eggs

For faster preparation, use a package of pre-boiled, pre-peeled eggs. Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesMakes 1 dozen 6 eggs1 teaspoon wasabi powder2 teaspoons water½ teaspoon prepared horseradish½ teaspoon mustard4 tablespoons mayonnaise1 teaspoon soy...

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Chili Daikon

Chili Daikon

Crisp, peppery daikon is a perfect match for fiery chilies. Try adding a smear or two of Chili Daikon to sushi instead of wasabi paste. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes about ½ cup (125 ml) One 4-in (10-cm) length daikon radish, peeled5–8 fresh red chilies Use a chopstick to...

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Basic Furikake Seasoning

Basic Furikake Seasoning

Furikake is a seasoning for steamed rice. It also adds variety to seasoned sushi rice. Try any of the variations over sushi rice, on plain tofu or on salads. Furikake also makes a fantastic seasoning for french fries. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes ½ cup (125 g) One 4 x...

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Sorghum Soy Aioli

Sorghum Soy Aioli

If you enjoy the flavor of a sweetened soy sauce, this sweet and salty mayonnaise will quickly become a new favorite. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes about 1 cup (250 ml) 1 cup (250 ml) mayonnaise2 teaspoons minced garlic3 teaspoons sorghum syrup2 teaspoons soy saucePinch...

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Sesame Soy Mustard

Sesame Soy Mustard

This spicy condiment loses its punch after one day, so prepare just enough to use in one sitting. Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons dry mustard powder3 tablespoons water2 teaspoons soy sauce1 teaspoon dark sesame oil Stir all ingredients together....

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Curry Mayonnaise

Curry Mayonnaise

The flavor of curry pairs well with sweet and tangy sushi rice. Madras curry powder is preferred for the preparation of this mayonnaise. mayonnaise.Prep Time: 5 minutesMakes about 1 cup (250 ml) 1 cup (250 ml) mayonnaise1 teaspoon minced garlic3 teaspoons Madras curry...

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