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Salmon Sushi Bake

Salmon Sushi BakeThink deconstructed sushi roll meets a casserole everyone can enjoy! Serve our salmon sushi bake as a main course, or pair it with roasted seaweed and sliced cucumbers for a quick appetizer.

Sushi salmon bake topped with diced avocado.

WHAT IS A SUSHI BAKE?

Sushi bakes combine the same ingredients as a sushi roll in one pan for an easy-to-make meal or dip that’s perfect for entertaining guests. The meal was recently brought to light by TikTok creator @lizziemwong, who shared her recipe for sushi bake using imitation crab. The video has over 2 million views, and I can see why. 

And that’s not the first time a recipe like this has gone viral. Many remember when @emilymariko made a salmon rice bowl and sent the internet into a frenzy; this recipe combines the two concepts into one dish with bold flavor.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • White Rice: I use short-grain jasmine rice but you can use white rice, brown rice, or sushi rice as a substitution.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar + Salt: Flavor the rice with vinegar and salt. Many recipes also call for one to two teaspoons of sugar as well. I leave it out, but you can include it if you prefer.
  • Salmon: I prefer baking salmon fillets for this recipe, but you can use canned salmon, tuna, or chicken. Imitation crab or kani also work here.
  • Mayonnaise: I live in North Carolina, so I have an affinity for Duke’s. However, I will make an exception. The sweet and creamy qualities of Kewpie Mayonnaise are the perfect complement to the salmon and Sriracha. Order it online or make a trip to a local Asian market.
  • Sriracha: Sriracha provides the perfect amount of heat.
  • Garnish: Top the salmon sushi bake with thinly chopped scallions, diced avocado, eel sauce, furikake, or a combination.

HOW TO MAKE A SALMON SUSHI BAKE 

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Cook the rice with vinegar and salt in a saucepan according to the package, for about 15 minutes. Fluff it with a fork and set it aside.

Rice bowling in water.

Set the oven to a low broil and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the salmon fillets onto it and broil uncovered for 15 minutes until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 125° F (51° C).

Sushi fillets lined onto a rimmed baking sheet.

Press the reserved rice into the bottom of a prepared baking dish.

Use a fork to shred the salmon and add it to a mixing bowl. Add three tablespoons of mayonnaise and three tablespoons of Sriracha to the bowl, and stir to combine.

Salmon broken up in a mixing bowl and combined with mayonnaise and Sriracha.

Then, top the rice with the salmon mixture.

Rice and salmon in a baking dish.

Drizzle with Kewpie Mayo and Sriracha and top it with furikake; preheat the oven to 450° F (232°C) and bake for 10 minutes, followed by a high broil for 2-3 minutes until bubbling.

Rice and salmon in a baking dish and topped with mayonnaise and Sriracha.

Top the casserole with scallions and avocado, and drizzle with eel sauce to serve.

Sushi salmon bake topped with diced avocado.

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SERVING SUGGESTIONS 

Make an easy hand roll using roasted Seaweed or nori. Alternatively, serve it as a dip with crackers or vegetables like sliced cucumbers.

WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVERS 

  • TO STORE – Store the leftovers in an airtight container; it will keep for 3 days.
  • TO REHEAT – Warm a single serving of leftovers in the microwave or in the oven at 350° F (176°C) for about 10 minutes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Where did the concept of a sushi bake originate from?

Homestyle sushi-like casseroles have been a staple at Hawaiian potlucks for years- think poke bowl and spam musubi. Social media creators in the Philippines blew up the dish during the quarantine in 2020, but some credit Mimi Qui Reyes; she has been selling The Original Baked California Roll on her Instagram since 2015.

What is a salmon sushi bake made of?

Layers of our salmon sushi bake recipe include a sticky rice base flavored with vinegar, topped with either salmon or imitation crab, and garnished with Kewpie mayo, Sriracha, and seasonings like furikake.

How can I garnish the casserole?

Popular toppings for the salmon bake are scallions, avocado, eel sauce, wasabi, coconut amino acid (soy sauce), tobiko, bonito flakes, togarashi, or thinly sliced serrano chilies.

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Sushi salmon bake topped with diced avocado.

Salmon Sushi Bake

Tressa Jamil
Think deconstructed sushi roll meets a casserole everyone can enjoy! Serve our salmon sushi bake as a main course, or pair it with roasted seaweed and sliced cucumbers for a quick appetizer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dip, Main Course
Cuisine Filipino, Hawaiian
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Garnish:

Instructions
 

  • Cook the rice with vinegar and salt in a saucepan according to the package, for about 15 minutes. Fluff it with a fork and set it aside.
  • Set the oven to a low broil and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the salmon fillets onto it and broil uncovered for 15 minutes until the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 125° F (51° C).
  • Press the reserved rice into the bottom of a prepared baking dish.
  • Use a fork to shred the salmon and add it to a mixing bowl. Add three tablespoons of mayonnaise and three tablespoons of Sriracha to the bowl, and stir to combine. Then, top the rice with the salmon mixture.
  • Drizzle with Kewpie Mayo and Sriracha and top it with furikake; preheat the oven to 450° F (232°C) and bake for 10 minutes, followed by a high broil for 2-3 minutes until bubbling.
  • Top the casserole with scallions and avocado, and drizzle with eel sauce to serve.

Notes

Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 ServingCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSodium: 492mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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