This salmon sushi bake is the perfect way to spice up your next sushi night. It combines layers of sushi rice with flaky salmon, spicy mayo, roasted seaweed, and fresh avocado slices to make a flavorful dinner the whole family will love. Best of all, the entire recipe comes together in just a few simple steps!
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The Best Salmon Sushi Bake
If you love salmon and sushi, get ready because this salmon sushi bake recipe is about to become your next favorite way to eat sushi!
Now, if you're new to the world of sushi bakes, it's basically a deconstructed sushi roll where the fillings are layered in a casserole dish and then baked to perfection. This recipe, in particular, uses cooked salmon and combines it with spicy mayo and cream cheese to make a rich, spicy, delicious dish that's made even better with layers of sushi rice and roasted seaweed.
Gah, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
And what's even better than how this baked salmon sushi tastes is how easy it is to make. You basically just cook the salmon, combine it with the cream cheese and spicy mayo, then layer the sushi bake in your baking dish and let the oven take care of the rest.
It's so much easier than traditional sushi rolls, not to mention it's way cheaper too!
By the way, since most of the time making this baked sushi is just passive cooking, you'll be able to whip up any sides that you want to go with it. If you're looking for what to serve with a salmon sushi bake, you can't go wrong with these potato mochi or these har gow dumplings.
The ingredient list for this spicy salmon sushi bake is surprisingly simple. Honestly, you probably have most of what you'll need on hand already!
Check out all of the sushi bake ingredients:
- 4 cups white rice, cooked (or sushi rice)
- ½ lb. salmon
- Pinch of salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- ½ cup Japanese mayo (Kewpie mayonaisse)
- ½ cup cream cheese
- 2 tbsp sriracha
- ½ cup eel sauce
- ¼ cup furikake
- 2 green onions, sliced
And here's what you'll need for your toppings:
- roasted seaweed
- cucumbers, sliced
- avocado, sliced
- spicy mayo
- eel sauce
Not too bad, right?!
Now, if you want to impart a little bit more flavor into your rice - to make it taste more like sushi rice - you can add a little rice vinegar or sugar to it. Just 2 tablespoons should do the trick. You can also skip the sugar and just use seasoned rice vinegar instead since that's just rice vinegar with sugar already in it.
Also, eel sauce is the same as unagi sauce, so keep that in mind as you're shopping for ingredients.
As for additional toppings, I like to keep it simple since this dish is pretty loaded with flavor. That said, you could add a handful of toasted sesame seeds on top or serve your sushi bake with a side of soy sauce.
HOW TO MAKE SALMON SUSHI BAKE
Now let's go over the steps for making this spicy salmon sushi bake.
This recipe is honestly deceptively simple. In less than 30 minutes, you're going to have the ultimate deconstructed spicy salmon roll, guaranteed!
So with that said, let's stop wasting time and get to it!
STEP 1: COOK THE SALMON
First, begin by preheating the oven to 400°F (200ºC) and lightly greasing a 9x12-inch casserole dish - or something similar in size - with nonstick cooking spray.
Then, you can lightly season the salmon with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Now place the salmon in the baking dish and bake it for 15 minutes.
STEP 2: LAYER THE SUSHI BAKE
Once the salmon has finished baking, grab a large bowl and mix together the salmon, mayo, cream cheese, and Sriracha sauce. You'll want to flake the salmon and mix everything until it's well combined.
Then, in your casserole dish, layer the cooked rice first, then the furikake seasoning and salmon mixture. Follow that with a drizzle of some Sriracha sauce, mayo, and eel sauce, then top the sushi bake with more furikake seasoning.
STEP 3: BAKE THE SUSHI BAKE
Once you've assembled your salmon sushi bake, you can place the casserole dish in the oven and let it bake for 10 minutes. Then you'll want to broil it for 3 minutes or until the top is nicely toasted.
STEP 4: GARNISH AND SERVE
Finally, garnish your salmon sushi bake with green onion slices and serve it with roasted seaweed sheets, cucumbers, avocado slices, spicy mayo, and the remaining eel sauce. You can also add some soy sauce, fish roe, or anything else you want.
HOW TO STORE SALMON SUSHI BAKE
This recipe for salmon sushi bake will make about 4 servings, so it's plenty for a family dinner. If you're lucky, you might even end up with some leftovers!
Speaking of leftovers, if you end up with any, you can store the baked salmon sushi leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Then, when you're ready to enjoy your sushi bake again, you can either eat it cold or pop it back in the oven at 350°F for about 5-10 minutes or until it's warmed through.
FAQS ABOUT THIS SALMON SUSHI BAKE RECIPE
WHAT IS A SUSHI BAKE MADE OF?
Sushi bake, also known as sushi casserole, can be made up of pretty much anything that you'd put in a sushi roll. A typical sushi bake recipe will include sushi rice or sticky rice layered with cooked fish or imitation crab meat and garnished with avocado, seaweed sheets, and furikake seasoning.
WHY IS IT CALLED SUSHI BAKE?
It is called sushi bake because it's essentially a deconstructed sushi roll that's layered in a casserole dish and then baked in the oven.
Should sushi bake be eaten hot or cold?
Although bake is in the name, this sushi bake can actually be eaten cold too. You'll want to make sure that you cook the salmon, then assemble the sushi casserole, and you can enjoy it immediately. Whether you eat it hot or cold, it'll be delicious!
WRAPPING IT UP
Well, that's how to make salmon sushi bake!
This easy sushi bake recipe is not only delicious, but it's also fun to make and easy to customize. Between the layers of flavor from the creamy salmon mixture and the balance of sweet and spicy flavors, it's really an unbeatable recipe!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this salmon sushi bake recipe as much as I do.
As always, if you give it a try, leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts!
More Seafood Recipes
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- Preheat oven to 400°F (200ºC).
- Season salmon lightly with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Bake salmon for 15 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix together cooked salmon, mayo, cream cheese, and sriracha.
- In a 9×13 casserole dish, layer rice, furikake, and the salmon mixture. Then drizzle on sriracha, mayo, and eel sauce. Top with more furikake.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then broil for 3 minutes, until the top is toasty.
- Sprinkle with green onions and serve with roasted seaweed, cucumbers, avocado, spicy mayo, and remaining eel sauce on top.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 976Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 157gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 27g