Sushi American Style (Hardcover)

By Tracy Griffith

Clarkson Potter, 9781400051038, 144pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2004



Everyone loves sushi, and it’s incredibly fun to make your own rolls. But for most home cooks, the prospect of serving fresh raw fish is a little intimidating. Now, Sushi American Style shows how to prepare sushi without the raw fish--using easy-to-find, everyday ingredients in creative, delicious combinations.

Sushi chef Tracy Griffith introduces you to truly American-style sushi, with simple fillings like bacon, lettuce, and tomato; grilled pork; barbecued chicken; and sautéed vegetables. The Dixie Roll features fried chicken, onions, and coleslaw; the Cowboy Roll includes peppery steak, blue cheese, and arugula; and the Green Goddess Roll is filled with asparagus, avocado, and watercress. Tracy also explores flavors from around the world with the Two Tiger Roll of shrimp, tomatillo, and chipotle sauce; the Cordon Bleu Roll with ham, Swiss cheese, and chicken; and of course Asian-inspired treats like the Ginger Crab Roll. These sushi rolls are packed with flavor and perfect for entertaining--pass them around as hors d’oeuvres or throw a "roll-it-yourself" sushi party! You’ll learn everything you need to know to make creative sushi without the raw-fish fuss.

Packed with flavor and fun, Sushi American Style is the perfect guide to making sushi at home. You'll be rocking and rolling in no time.

About the Author

TRACY GRIFFITH is partner and chef at Rika's on Sunset sushi restaurant in Los Angeles and was the first female graduate of the California Sushi Academy. She can now be seen hosting the Do It Yourself Network's DIY Cooking and Celebrity Hobbies series. She lives in West Hollywood, California.