Spicy Salmon Sushi Roll (video)

spicy salmon sushi roll

Want to make your own sushi at home? Start with this delicious spicy salmon sushi roll recipe with avocado, cucumber and tobiko! The creamy avocado and the crunchy and refreshing cucumber pair perfectly with the spicy salmon and briny tobiko. It’s a simple combination of flavors with easy to source ingredients! Plus, I’m sharing an easy sushi rice recipe. If you haven’t watched my ‘How To Make Sushi’ video, make sure it to check it out for more detailed sushi making instructions!

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Selecting Your Seafood

The most important and crucial part of sushi, whether at home or in a restaurant, is the seafood: fish, crab, scallops, etc. It’s very important to buy and use only the freshest, sushi-grade seafood for taste and for food-safety reasons. I get my sushi-grade fish from a Japanese supermarket and a local fish market that delivers to sushi restaurants across town. If you’re not sure about the quality, always ask! Most seafood comes frozen and is then thawed in the store.

Sushi Tools

You’ll need just a few simple tools for making sushi at home! You can buy a sushi kit (affiliate link) with everything you need or a few individual tools like a bamboo rolling mat and a sharp knife to cut your fish and rolls. I recommend also getting a wooden spoon for the rice and chopsticks for serving.

How to Make Sushi Rice

The most important part of a sushi roll is the rice! Make sure to purchase sushi rice, which is a short grain, sticky rice. Here’s how to make sushi rice that will hold its shape well so your rolls don’t fall apart!

  1. Rinse the rice in fine mesh strainer under cold water for a few minutes then shake off excess water.
  2. Place the rice into large sauce pot along with the recommended amount of water. Cook the rice covered over low/medium heat, bring to a simmer, turn the heat down to low and cook just until water is evaporated and the rice is cooked.
  3. Next, prepare the rice seasonings. In small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Cook this mixture over low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour this mixture over the prepared rice and toss with wooden spoon. Cover the rice and let stand for at least 30 minutes before using. Let the rice cool enough so it’s just warm to touch.

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Spicy Salmon Sushi Roll video recipe

Spicy Salmon Sushi Roll (video)

45 mins prep + 15 mins cook
4 sushi rolls
Learn how to make the best spicy salmon sushi at home! Plus, a recipe for sushi rice.

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups short grain Japanese rice
  • 1 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For Fillings:

  • 1 lb sushi-grade salmon: I purchase mine at a Japanese specialty store
  • 1/2 cup tobiko
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup spicy mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup eel sauce
  • tamari & wasabi paste, for serving
  • 4 nori seaweed sheets

Instructions

For Sushi Rice:

  • Rinse the rice in fine mesh strainer under cold water for a few minutes then shake off excess water.
  • Place the rice into large sauce pot along with the recommended amount of water. Cook the rice covered over low/medium heat, bring to a simmer, turn the heat down to low and cook just until water is evaporated and the rice is cooked.
  • Next, prepare the rice seasonings. In small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Cook this mixture over low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Pour this mixture over the prepared rice and toss with wooden spoon. Cover the rice and let stand for at least 30 minutes before using. Let the rice cool enough so it's just warm to touch.

For Sushi Rolls:

  • Prepare the salmon by cutting it down into small strips or pieces that will fit nicely into the sushi rolls. Prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Spread a thin layer of rice over each nori seaweed sheet. Moisten your hands with a water and oil mixture to keep the rice from sticking. Top the rice with the salmon, avocado and cucumber fillings and roll as show in video demonstration. Top the roll with spicy mayo and tobiko.
  • Serve salmon sushi roll immediately with soy sauce and wasabi on the side for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 1453mg | Potassium: 1097mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 462IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg