For many sushi fans, it practically borders on an addiction - with any occasion a good excuse to head for the nearest sushi bar!
Sushi can get expensive, however. That's why home preparation of the tasty morsels has grown so in popularity. You'll not only enjoy the money savings - it's also a wonderful way to share your enthusiasm for Japanese cuisine with good friends or loved ones.
Remember that simplicity and elegance are the hallmarks of a classic sushi party. Set the scene with simple decorating ideas like inexpensive Japanese posters or paper lanterns found in gift or specialty shops.
If you're new to hosting a sushi party, begin with a few simple but satisfying recipes for a sushi party menu (see below) and then go whole hog on the accompaniments - miso soup, sticky rice,
and lots of dips - including pickled ginger, wasabi paste & soy sauce.
Sushi for Any Occasion: Great for parties, these temari (literally "handball" in English) sushi are
simply rice balls
wrapped in smoked salmon and decorated with seaweed strips.
Be sure to have on hand a good bottle of sake,
or a selection of Japanese beers. Then top off the evening with your own velvety homemade green tea ice cream.
More about sushi recipes & party ideas around the Web:
Elsewhere on the Web, find an excellent handful of top sites on the subject featuring recipes, menu and party ideas, tips on preparation and presentation, and related how to's & expert advice especially for the sushi obsessed ...
Sushi Links - Browse for everything you ever wanted to know including party ideas, recipes, FAQ, suggested books and how to's, from Miyamoto Foods.
Sushi Presentation - A master chef guides visitors through the art of contrasting flavors, colors and textures, simple & elegant arrangements, and other preparation & serving suggestions. Surf around for related guides to sushi recipes, history, and restaurant etiquette.