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We’re feeling the light, flavorful, quinessentially West Coast recipes from the Sunset Essential Western Cookbook. Next up, a recipe to satisfy your sushi craving without all the guesswork involved in…you know, making sushi. Enter, salmon shioyaki, your new go-to Japanese dish.

Add shioyaki — Japanese for “salt-grilled”— to your repertoire. The technique creates salmon with an umami-rich crust and a crispy skin. Taichi Kitamura, chef of Kappo Tamura restaurant in Seattle, shared the recipe — it’s been his favorite way to eat fish since his childhood in Kyoto, Japan.

Start with our foolproof recipe for sushi rice.