Deconstructed Sushi Cooking

Deconstructed Sushi Cooking



For the sushi rice:

  • 1 cup sushi or short grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • replaces the word nice with emptych of salt
  • A drizzle of sesame oil

For the crab and salmon mixture:

  • 1 package of imitation crab, grated or chopped
  • 1 piece of seasoned and cooked salmon (oven or air fried)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Kewpie mayonnaise
  • A splash of soy sauce

For garnish :

  • Sriracha
  • Mayo
  • hoisin sauce
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions, chopped for garnish
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replaces the word nice with empty serve:

  • Algae sheets
  • Cucumber slices
  • Avocado slices


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the sushi rice: Wash the rice 3 to 4 times until the water runs clear and soak for 15 minutes. Cook according to package directions. Once cooked, season the rice with a mixture of rice vinegar, sugar, salt and a drizzle of sesame oil. Warm the vinegar mixture in the microwave for 5 seconds before stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  3. For the filling, combine the shredded crab, cooked and flaked salmon, cream cheese, Kewpie mayonnaise and a drizzle of soy sauce in a bowl. Season the salmon with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and a pinch of smoked paprika before cooking.
  4. In a baking dish, spread an even layer of seasoned sushi rice.
  5. Spread the crab and salmon mixture over the rice.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes until the top is lightly browned and heated through.
  7. For the finishing touch, drizzle some sriracha, mayonnaise and hoisin sauce over the cooked layer.
  8. Garnish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and freshly chopped green onions.
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  • Accompany the sushi dish with seaweed leaves and slices of cucumber and avocado. Pour some of the baking dish onto a sheet of seaweed, add the cucumber and avocado, roll it up and enjoy this creative take on classic sushi.
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This Sushi Bake is a fun, communal way to enjoy the flavors of sushi in a casserole-style dish, perfect for sharing at any gathering!

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