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Sushis by Geneviève Everell

Sushi à la maison
Do my little bites of heaven sound complicated to make? They’re not! All you need is a rice cooker, a few good tools, some fresh ingredients, and you’re set.

Discover five previously unpublished recipes exclusively for you. Whether savoury or sweet, made with fish, seafood, deli meat, goat cheese, foie gras, or kiwi, my sushi is always creative, fresh, and top quality.

Do my little bites of heaven sound complicated to make? They’re not! All you need is a rice cooker, a few good tools, some fresh ingredients, and you’re set.

Sushi must haves

Cuiseur à riz

Rice cooker

With this amazing gadget, your rice will be perfect – guaranteed!

Tapis sushi

Sharp knife

With a good, well sharpened knife, cut the ingredients in a snap.

couteau

A sushi mat

You will shape your maki perfectly.

bol d'eau

A bowl of hot water

So the rice won’t stick to your fingers.

Basic techniques

Maki californien aux pépites de saumon et au basilic

How to make a maki

Form 250 mL (1 cup) of cooked rice into a ball in the palm of your hand without pressing too hard. Place it in centre of the nori sheet on the less shiny side. Use your fingers to spread rice grains out on the nori, like a puzzle. It’s important to leave a 2-cm (½-in.) strip at top of the sheet free of rice. Press the rice gently with your fingers so it sticks, but the grains remain intact. For a California maki: turn the sheet rice-side down on your work surface with a rice-free strip at the bottom.

How to roll sushi

Roll the bottom of the sheet with your hands, pressing with your fingers. Never squeeze the maki in the palm of your hands. Lightly moisten the top of the nori sheet and roll the maki over again to seal the maki.

How to make a sushi dessert pizza

Form a rice patty in your hands, a bit like you’d form a ground meat burger patty. Since the rice won’t shrink like meat does when cooked, avoid making the patties too thick.

Sushi kit

Starter set

To make the task even simpler, pick up this starter set.

Sushi cookbook

Sushi à la maison cookbook

To satisfy your new passion, treat yourself to the book Sushi à la maison (in French only).