Salmon and Avocado Sushi

I am not sure if I call this a re-post but this is the second time I will be doing a salmon and sushi roll but this time there is an extra salmon wrapped together with the nori sheets, I got this idea lately at one of our favourite Japanese restaurant here in Auckland called Narita.  Although, I have first seen this style in one of the sushi shops in Nice.  Like before we were craving again for some Japanese and ordered one big bento box for each us and a dozen sushi, the sushi was a bit different from what we ordered before as it was half wrapped with salmon over the nori sheets. I love this sushi variant but I am not sure how is it called is it just called Salmon and Avocado roll, or does it have a special name?

Ingredients (Sushi Rice)

1 cup Japanese Short-Grain Rice
1 1/4 cups Cold Water
3 tablespoons Mirin (Sushi Rice Vinegar)

Ingredients (Sushi Roll)

2 cups Freshly Prepared Sushi Rice
100g Fresh Salmon, sliced into strips
2 pcs small Avocado, sliced into strips
4 sheets of Nori Seaweed Wrapper
thinly sliced salmon cut into 1/3 size of a nori sheet
1 teaspoon Wasabi Paste

Method (Sushi Rice)

  1. Rinse rice with water until drain water runs clear.
  2. Place rice and cold water in a small rice cooker and cook.
  3. Once cooked stand for 10 minutes covered in rice cooker.
  4. Place rice in ceramic bowl then slowly add vinegar while mixing the rice.
  5. Set aside to cool in room temperature but keep rice covered with a damp cloth while preparing.

Method (Sushi Roll)

  1. Place a bamboo sushi mat on a flat surface then place a sheet of cling wrap on top.
  2. Place thinly sliced salmon on top of the cling wrap then place nori on top of salmon; make sure salmon is placed aligned on the lower bottom of the nori sheets.
  3. Cover upper half portion of nori with thin layer of sushi rice, press it firmly with a bamboo spoon and distribute it evenly on the edges.
  4. Place a pinch of wasabi paste across the top edge the place strips of avocado and salmon side by side.
  5. Now roll the bamboo mat starting at the edge while pressing it firmly, continue until it reaches the end of the bamboo mat.
  6. Remove the roll from the bamboo mat and carefully slice into 1 inch thick pieces, remove the cling wrap. Moisten the sharp knife every time you cut a new slice.

33 Responses

  1. nors says:

    pwede bang mag order nyan??? at isang san mig light

  2. Perfection! I could enjoy this morning, noon and night!
    🙂 Mandy

  3. Beautiful salmon & avocado roll! It is my first time too to see this, but I’d love extra salmon slice anyway. 😉 You roll so perfectly. My son and I are crazy about salmon and we can finish like 5 rolls together.

  4. Funny but I just posted something about sushi today.I’m no pro on sushi but my husband just loves Japanese food!

  5. Perfect and healthy Raymund, both salmon and avocado are my fav buts its like once a while for us, you know the price can be a killer at times.

  6. This is sushi and sashimi in one – sushimi

  7. Eri says:

    They look super cute! Great idea the extra slice of salmon!
    Have a nice week

  8. This looks awesome. Katherine and I had sushi Friday night and I’m still on a high.

  9. I am not a huge sushi fan but this Salmon and Avocado Sushi recipe is amazing. I love the colors and how tasty and inviting it looks.

  10. ceciliag says:

    I have been there, is that the restaurant in a basement? I loved their food, oh go out more Raymund and show me what is happening in good old ack. c

  11. Unbelievably beautiful. Or I *would* say that, but I’ve seen what you can do, Raymund! How about: Mouthwatering. Spectacular.

    I think this is sort of like combining a sushi roll with nigiri-sushi. But whatever it is, it’s irresistible.

  12. Sushi rolls are one the those things I think I could eat every day. These look light and great.

  13. Christin@purplebirdblog says:

    Looks perfect, and now I’m craving sushi!! 🙂

  14. Caroline says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Seriously, this roll looks more appetizing than the sushi I ordered at a restaurant last week. You never cease to amaze me, Raymund!

  15. Gorgeous photo! I love sushi. It looks so difficult to make, but yours looks flawless!

  16. Very professional-looking rolls, Raymund. Very nicely done.

  17. peasepudding says:

    beautifully made sushi!

  18. Kristy says:

    Oh Raymund…you’ve hit my weakness. Sushi. I could eat it all day, every day. It’s about that time of year that we make it at home too! (New Year’s!)

  19. Betty says:

    What gorgeous sushi! It’s one of my favorite foods, but I’ve never learned to make it. Yours looks as good as any I’ve had at restaurants. 🙂

  20. This is the most gorgeous sushi rolls Raymund! You are so talented. This roll is making my mouth water!

  21. foodjaunts says:

    I really like the extra slice of salmon on top. It must have made for wonderful eating

  22. that green and peach bits in front of salmon, what’s that??

  23. Wow your sushi looks so well wrapped – mine always end up wonky but I think I want to give it a try again 🙂

  24. Iya Santos says:

    i can already imagine the taste and the texture. lovely! must try to make this too!

  25. kat says:

    Oh my gosh, amazing!

  26. A really beautiful presentation, looks yumm…. But if I could make an adjustment to the ingredient, mirin is rice wine (alcoholic) and is a totally different ingredient to rice wine vinegar. What is used for sushi is rice wine vinegar, and not mirin.

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