Over the course of the community quarantine, various recipes have been trending on the internet for one reason: they are mouthwatering. These recipes are mostly putting a twist on the traditional dishes we’ve grown to love, but still, we want to have a taste because they just look so good!
One of these mouthwatering recipes is the Baked Sushi—a modern twist to the popular Japanese food that many of us have been craving during the quarantine. While it is available for delivery or take-out orders, the baked sushi can either be very expensive (as it requires a lot of work) or sellers find it hard to cater to all customers because of the volume of orders. (Read: 3 Restaurants That Have Ready-To-Cook Packs of Their Bestsellers)
Good thing, you can make the baked sushi right at your homes! We found an easy recipe for you to follow so you could finally satisfy your sushi cravings amid the quarantine. The ingredients are also easy to find and can be purchased from your nearest grocery store.
Baked Sushi Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups Japanese rice
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- Furikake (rice seasoning)
- 1/2 cup Japanese mayonnaise
- Korean nori sheets
- Crab sticks or imitation crabs
- Salmon (baked and unseasoned)
- Ebiko or Tobiko eggs (fish roe)
- Sriracha sauce
- Seaweed nori flakes rice toppings, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350˚.
- Start by cooking the Japanese rice according to package instructions.
- While waiting for the rice to cook, shred the crab sticks and salmon using a fork.
- In a bowl, mix the shredded crab sticks and salmon, cream cheese, Japanese mayonnaise, and Sriracha sauce. Mix well until fully combined and set aside.
- Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to an oven-safe dish and pour the rice vinegar and mix. Press down on the rice until it’s even.
- Place the Furikake (rice seasoning) on top of the rice. You may also add your favorite nori flakes.
- Pour the crab and salmon mixture on top and spread evenly.
- Lastly, add the Tobiko/Ebiko eggs on top of everything.
- Bake for 5-10 minutes or until the top is golden brown in color.
- Serve with nori sheets on the side to use as wrap.
You can also check Erwan Heusaff’s instructional video for other varieties of baked sushi!