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    Delightful Oven-Baked Salmon Sushi

    This delectable Oven-Baked Salmon Sushi brims with tender salmon, imitation crabmeat, zesty spicy mayo, and sumptuous cream cheese. Expect a blend of heat, creaminess, and savory delight in every bite.

    Are you a fan of salmon in your sushi? Make sure to also check out the Salmon Skin Roll and the Spicy Salmon Roll for more sushi delights.

    Details of the Recipe

    I adore whipping up this Oven-Baked Salmon Sushi because of its simplicity compared to traditional sushi rolls, and it’s fabulous for groups. Bursting with complex flavors and a variety of textures, it’s suitable for any gathering.

    • FLAVOR: A symphony of savory salmon, a duo of mayos packed with sweetness and spice, umami-packed sauces, and the zest of seasoned rice make for a standout sushi bake.
    • TEXTURE: Enjoy the gentle interplay between the salmon’s delicate texture, the silkiness of cream cheese, and the cling of the sticky rice.
    • DURATION: Prepare to spend 43 minutes on this creation.
    • SIMPLICITY: With easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll craft an impeccable sushi bake with consistent results.

    Essentials for the Recipe

    Ingredients for Oven-Baked Salmon Sushi: salmon, imitation crab, sriracha, sushi rice, kewpie mayo, salt, cream cheese, sesame seeds, pepper, garlic powder, soy sauce, rice vinegar, green onions and spicy mayo.

    Notes on Ingredients

    • Salmon – Choose from a fresh fillet or previously frozen, ensuring no pin bones remain.
    • Imitation crab – This seafood alternative is the ideal texture for sushi and surpasses fresh crab in this context.
    • Mayonnaise – A mix of Kewpie and spicy mayonnaise brings a rich, tangy kick to the dish.
    • Rice vinegar – This pleasant, mildly sweet staple is essential for your sushi rice.
    • Soy sauce – It adds a deep umami and salty accent that’s excellent with sushi bakes.
    • Sesame seeds – Enjoy their subtle sweet and nutty flavor.
    • Sushi rice – Sticky when cooked, short-grain sushi rice is essential.

    Variations and Substitutes

    • Salmon alternatives – Feel free to use other fish like yellowtail, spicy crab, or even chicken.
    • Regular mayonnaise tweak – If Kewpie mayo isn’t at hand, concoct a similar flavor using regular mayo plus a sprinkle of sugar and a touch of rice vinegar.
    • Other rice options – While sushi rice provides the classic stickiness, medium or long grains can serve as substitutes.
    • Add avocado – Introduce slices of avocado for added creaminess in your sushi bake.

    Creating Your Oven-Baked Salmon Sushi

    • Prepare the sushi rice – Run the sushi rice under cold water using a sieve, stirring for about a minute to clean it thoroughly.
    • Steam the sushi rice – Use your rice cooker to steam the rice with water. After it’s done, spread it on a baking sheet, mix in seasoned rice vinegar, and let it cool down.

    Expert Tip: While incorporating the vinegar, be gentle with the rice and use a rice paddle to avoid squishing the grains.

    Steps for Oven-Baked Salmon Sushi: Prepare and clean the rice, steam the rice, then mix in the rice vinegar.
    • Flavor the salmon – Enhance the salmon fillet with a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
    • Cook the salmon – Roast at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes, until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Combine the ingredients – Let the salmon cool, then mix it in a bowl with chopped imitation crab, Japanese mayonnaise, softened cream cheese, sriracha, and low-sodium soy sauce.
    Assembling Oven-Baked Salmon Sushi: season, bake and flake the salmon, then blend with imitation crab, mayo, cream cheese, and sriracha.
    • Assemble the sushi bake – Spread the cooled rice into a 9×13 casserole dish, applying light pressure, and then add a sprinkle of furikake seasoning.
    • Add the salmon layer – Cover the rice with the salmon mix and harmonize the flavors with a quick broil for 4 minutes.
    • Final touches – Drizzle spicy mayo and sriracha atop your sushi bake, then adorn with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.

    Guide on preparing Salmon Sushi Bake: layer sushi rice in a dish, sprinkle with sesame seasoning, top it with the creamy salmon, and garnish with scallions and fiery mayo.

    Cooking Advice

    • Prepare the rice- Initially, thoroughly rinse your rice until the water runs clear to eliminate any excess starch or debris.
    • Handle the rice carefully- When mixing in the rice vinegar, treat the sushi rice with care, lightly folding rather than pressing, to maintain its delicate texture.
    • Adjust baking time for the salmon- The cooking time for the salmon can vary based on its size. Watch for the salmon to reach a safe internal temperature of 145°F.
    • Accent with tasty garnishes- Elevate your Salmon Sushi Bake with garnishes like crisp nori sheets, savory Unagi sauce, fresh cucumbers, and creamy avocado slices.

    Commonly Asked Questions

    Which salmon is most suitable for sushi?

    For your sushi bake, opt for either farmed Atlantic salmon or farmed Alaskan salmon. It’s best to avoid wild salmon due to a greater possibility of parasites; stick to farmed varieties for sushi preparation.

    Should we use salmon that’s cooked or raw for sushi?

    You can choose either cooked or raw salmon for sushi. For sushi bakes such as this one, we cook the salmon before mixing it with the other ingredients and then assembling the bake.

    A succulent Salmon Sushi bake with one piece removed for serving.

    Meal Pairings

    This Salmon Sushi Bake overflows with savory, zesty, and savory notes. Relish it alongside sushi rolls, an array of veggies, various grains and noodles, or as a starter.

    • Sushi: Complement this dish with other sushi favorites like a Crunchy Shrimp Tempura Roll, Simple Sushi Bake, a California Roll Bowl, or an Explosive Dynamite Roll.
    • Vegetables: Couple the sushi bake with Garlic Green Asparagus, Oven-Crisped Brussels Sprouts, Air-Fried Broccoli, or a Green Bean and Bacon Salad.
    • Grains/Noodles: Present it alongside Hibachi-Style Fried Rice, a Quinoa Rice Stir Fry, Classic Chow Mein, or a Shrimp Chow Mein that’s ready in 30 minutes.
    • Starters: Begin your meal with Spring Rolls, a refreshing Kani Salad, Tempura Shrimp, or Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Wings.

    Prepare Ahead of Time

    Prepare ahead: The sushi rice can be prepared earlier in the day and kept at room temperature, while the salmon can be cooked and stored in the refrigerator once cooled down.

    Storage: Keep leftovers of the Salmon Sushi Bake in a sealed container or covered with cling film in the fridge, and consume within 3 days.

    Freezing: Freezing this dish is not recommended, as the rice might become dry and the overall texture could turn grainy once defrosted.

    Explore More Delicious Sushi Creations!

    • Effortless Sushi Bake
    • Crispy Salmon Skin Roll
    • Dynamite Roll
    • Volcanic Roll

    Complete Cooking Instructions

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    Salmon Sushi Casserole

    Dive into this mouthwatering Salmon Sushi Casserole, layered with flavorful sushi rice, velvety cream cheese, and succulent salmon – an ideal dish for sharing and celebration.


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    Please note that the original code provided is largely presentational and comprises various SVG icons, rating elements, and scripts for interaction. The rewritten content, therefore, reflects the paraphrased text for buttons and user interactions, while the structure remains the same to preserve functionality.Type of Dish: Starter, Main Dish

    Style of Cooking: Asian
    Suitable for: Gluten Free
    Preparation Time: 18 minutes
    Cooking Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 43 minutes
    Portions: 6
    Energy: 624kcal
    Recipe By: Dina

    Required Tools

    • 1 Rice Cooker
    • 1 9×13 Baking Pan

    Ingredients Needed

    For the Sushi Rice

    • 2 cups uncooked sushi rice
    • 2 cups water
    • 1/4“`html
      cup vinegar made from seasoned rice

    For the Fish

    • 1 1/2
      piece of salmon

    • Season to taste with salt and pepper

    • 1/2
      of garlic in powdered form


    • 8
      of surimi

    • 1/2
      wprm-recipe-ingredient-name”>of mayo from Japan

    • 4
      of cheese

    • 1
      of hot chili sauce

    • 1
      of soy sauce, low in sodium

    • 2
      of seasoning mix


    • spicy Mayo mixture
      Mayo + hot chili sauce + juice of lime

    • Sliced green onions

    • Mixed black and white seeds of sesame

    To accompany

    • Toasted seaweed sheets

    • Unagi eel sauce

    Sweet Unagi Glaze (also known as eel sauce)

  • Fresh English Cucumber
  • Creamy Avocado Slices
  • Cooking Instructions

    • Begin by preparing the sushi rice. Rinse the Calrose Sushi Rice in a mesh strainer under cool running water for around 1 minute, agitating the rice gently with a spoon.
    • Cook the rice in a rice cooker with the specified amount of water. Once done, spread the rice onto a shallow pan and evenly spritz with seasoned rice vinegar using a rice paddle to fold it in softly. Avoid crushing the rice; let it cool afterwards.
      Image showing how to prepare Salmon Sushi Bake: wash the rice, cook it, and then gently combine with rice vinegar.
    • Season the salmon fillet uniformly with salt, pepper, and a touch of garlic powder.
    • Bake the seasoned salmon in an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes; thickness will affect cooking time. Aim for an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit minimally.
    • Once the salmon has cooled, flake it into a large mixing bowl and add chopped imitation crab, creamy Japanese mayonnaise, softened cream cheese, a dash of sriracha, and low-sodium soy sauce.
    • Thoroughly combine all the ingredients.
      Image demonstrating steps to create Salmon Sushi Bake: Season salmon, bake it, then mix it together with crab, mayonnaise, cream cheese, and sriracha.
    • Evenly distribute the cooled sushi rice across the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking pan, lightly packing it down. Sprinkle your chosen furikake seasoning over the top, using about 3 tablespoons.
    • Spread the savory salmon mixture over the bed of seasoned rice and broil in the oven for 4 minutes, until the topping is just heated through and slightly crispy.
    • Finish by drizzling spicy mayonnaise and a squirt of sriracha over the cooked sushi bake. Sprinkle chopped scallions and sesame seeds for garnish. Enjoy with toasted seaweed sheets, a drizzle of sweet Unagi sauce, slices of crisp English cucumber, and fresh avocado.
      Final presentation of the Salmon Sushi Bake: layer of rice, topping with seasoning, salmon mix, and a sprinkling of green onions and spicy mayo.

    Nutritional Information

    Calories: 624kcal |
    Carbs: 59g |
    Protein: 30g


    Total Fat:
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