Smoked Salmon Sushi Recipe

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Skip the trip to the Asian supermarket and satisfy your sushi craving with smoked salmon sushi. This sushi is prepared in egg cups for a visually unique presentation and with its omega-3 fatty acids and bone-strengthening vitamin D, eating healthy has never been so easy!
Utensils Appetizer
Globe Japanese
Chef Melissa uses cooking to bring food enthusiasts together, and to celebrate cultures and curiosities. After spending her youth in her home country of Taiwan, she worked as a food writer and spent dozens of years in Boston honing her craft alongside renowned chefs. Part story-teller, part educator, and part food and wine lover, Chef Melissa blends her Asian roots, her world travels and her love of food and culture to bring joy and inspiration to people everywhere.


For the Vinegared Rice
1 cup(s)
short-grain Japanese sushi rice
1/4 cup(s)
sushi vinegar or more, to taste
For the Smoked Salmon Sushi
4~5 oz
5~6 smoked salmon slices, halved to make 10~12 pieces
1 cup(s)
vinegared rice, see above
2 tblsp
wasabi paste
4 tblsp
cream cheese
bunch of dill, see notes 1

Directions 10 steps | 25 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

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Step 2

Make the vinegared rice. Place the rice in a fine sieve and place the sieve in a bowl of water. Rinse thoroughly. Change the water in the bowl at least 3 times until the water runs completely clean when you remove the sieve from the bowl. Drain well.

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Step 3

Place rice and water into the rice cooker, turn it on and cook the rice. Alternatively, cook the rice on the stovetop. After cooking, let the rice rest for 20 minutes.

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Step 4

Fold the vinegar into the rice with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon. Use a cutting and folding motion when stirring the rice to avoid squashing the rice grains and releasing their starch. Taste the rice. It should have a pleasantly sweet-acidic edge. If necessary, fold in more sushi vinegar.

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Step 5

Wet a dish towel and cover the rice. Let the rice rest for 20 minutes to develop flavor.

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Step 6

Assemble the smoked salmon sushi. Line an egg cup with plastic wrap so it hangs over the edge of the cup. Line the whole cup with a piece of smoked salmon, filling any gaps with small pieces of salmon.

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Step 7

Lightly dab the salmon with wasabi and one teaspoon of cream cheese.

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Step 8

Fill egg cup with rice and press gently.

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Step 9

Trim the excess salmon from the rim. Lift up the plastic and turn out the molded sushi, upside down, onto a plate

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Step 10

Garnish sushi pieces with dill fronds and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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  1. If dill is not available, you can garnish the sushi with finely chopped chives or green scallions.

Nutrition Per Serving
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2.4 g
4.7 g
26.4 g


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Carmela G.


13 Jul 2022

This recipe of Smoked Salmon Sushi is perfect for Sushi and Salmon lovers out there. Easy to make and yet tastes really good.

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Sandra G.


13 Jul 2022

I love this recipe! Never thought it was easy to make!

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