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Sushi Bake • Easy Homemade Sushi Recipe {video} • Two Purple Figs

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Sushi Bake is a popular sushi recipe that was made viral on the internet. It’s like a deconstructed sushi roll that’s layered, baked and cut up. You can top the sushi bake with your favorite sauces, toppings like avocados, green onions, sesame seeds and more!  Easy, TASTY and So satisfying when you crave sushi! Full Video and details below!

We can’t resist homemade sushi recipes here. Our VIRAL Sushi Burrito is one of the tastiest and most satisfying burritos. This Sushi Bowl is like the quickest way to ever enjoy some sushi at home. Crab Sushi made into Sushi Stacks is my daughter’s favorite and such a FUN delicious recipe!
 
So with those, we decided to try the internet’s popular sushi bake. Since we’ve made a tutorial on how to make sushi rice here, we won’t go into it today. You can also find the spicy salmon sushi mix in that post. Or you can make the tuna marinade we used in our popular Tuna Tartare.
So What is Sushi Bake
As the name implies, it’s a sushi roll thats baked off. Think of it as layers of a sushi roll which includes seaweed, sushi rice, a type of fish (crab, tuna, shrimp, salmon etc) all baked. Once ready, you’ll drizzle your favorite sauces like Spicy Mayo, a MUST try recipe! 
Finish off with your favorite sushi toppings like avocados, green onions, sesame seeds and MORE Spicy Mayo. Perfection. That’s how easy and simple it is in concept, and below you’ll find all the details and ingredients to make sushi bake.

Sushi bake makes for an easy family dinner, a form of deconstructed sushi roll like our  Sushi Bowl, but baked. Another baked version would be this 15 mins Salmon Bowl. SO GOOD! 
This recipe is a great way to enjoy sushi without rolling, and a perfect recipe to serve for a crowd. It also makes for a great potluck option as it’s great served warm or cold. 

Ingredients You’ll Need
Fish:

Tuna. You can use Sushi grade salmon or crab meat for this recipe.

Marinade/Sauce

Kewpie. This is Japanese Mayo which is readily available at many grocery stores now. You can substitute it with regular mayo too.
Sriracha. All about the spice.
Soy Sauce. To season and flavor the fish, and add that depth of taste.

Assembly Ingredients:

How to Make Sushi Bake 

You’ll start by cutting the sushi grade salmon or tuna into half an inch cubes and toss it in a large bowl. Add to it the marinade ingredients which is similar to a spicy mayo sauce. Coat the fish well and set aside. 
Use an 8 inch or 9 inch square pan for the sushi bake, and spray the bottom with oil spray. You can likewise just brush it lightly with a layer of oil.
Now start layering the sushi rice as the first layer for the sushi bake. Press it down evenly at the bottom of your square pan over the oil. You’ll need about 3/4 th of an inch height layer of rice. 
Add the seaweed right over the pressed sushi rice and press it down. You may need to adjust for extra seaweed sheets, so cut it up and stick them together over the rice to cover the surface.
A thin layer of sliced avocados goes on top of the seaweed. While you can skip this layer, we love the texture it adds to our sushi bake. 
Then the final layer is the marinated chunks of salmon or tuna. Spread that evenly over the avocado slices in the baking pan. 
Now bake the sushi casserole for 16-18 minutes until the salmon or tuna has cooked on the top. 
At that point the sushi bake is ready! You can serve it and enjoy it as is , or garnish it as we have.
You’ll flip the sushi bake pan upside down to remove the whole bake from the pan one go. So flip the pan on a large cutting board and then re-flip the whole bake on to the serving plate or board. Now garnish 🙂
We added thinly sliced avocados, some of our AWESOME homemade Spicy Mayo, green onions sliced, diced cucumbers  and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. SUSHI PERFECTION!

How to Serve Sushi Bake
Traditionally, some love to eat sushi like a taco. So scooping up the sushi bake with some seaweed chips and enjoying them–SO GOOD! We love simply cutting them into squares and enjoying them as a fancy sushi cake slice!
Sushi Bake Variations

Seafood. Salmon makes a great substitute here, along with shrimp (cooked), some imitation crab or real crab meat, scallops, and better off: a mix of seafood.
Fillings. Layering the sushi casserole is completely a versatile process. You can add in some green onions, mango, eel, cooked seafood like shrimp, some tempura veggies and more. 
Toppings. We love cucumbers, avocados, green onions and sesame along with our viral recipe for Spicy Mayo. Add pickled ginger here, and whatever more or less to your taste.
Sauces. Spicy Mayo is a star sauce which I think is irreplaceable, however you can add in some wasabi for a twsit! Wasabi sauce is fabulous, Thai style Peanut Dressing is great or those Rice Paper Rolls- Two Dipping Sauces.

Can you make Crockpot Sushi Bake?
While I haven’t personally tested this, I can imagine it would work. You would use the crockpot as your baking dish, and assemble directly on it. You will miss out on the golden crunch tops of the oven, but it should cook nonetheless. 

How to Store Leftovers?

Once the sushi bake has cooled to room temperature , you’ll put it in a sealed container. Place the container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, you can totally microwave it, or air fry at 350 degrees for 3 minutes. We absolutely prefer the air fryer method.

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Sushi Bake

Sushi Bake is a popular sushi recipe that was made viral on the internet. It’s like a deconstructed sushi roll that’s layered, baked and cut up. You can top the sushi bake with your favorite sauces, toppings like avocados, green onions, sesame seeds and more!  Easy, TASTY and So satisfying when you crave sushi!

Ingredients

Seafood

2
Tuna Steaks
Cut into half inch cubes

Marinade

3
Tablespoons
Mayonnaise
Kewpie is best

1
teaspoon
Sriracha

1
teaspoon
soy sauce

Assembly

2
cups
cooked sushi rice
cold or room temperature

2-3
seaweed sheets
Depending on their size

2
avocados
sliced

Toppings

1
avocado
sliced

2
green onions
minced

1
cucumber
small cucumber, diced

2
tablespoons
Sesame seeds
toasted or white

1/4
cup
Spicy Mayo
Recipe HERE

Instructions

You’ll start by cutting the sushi grade salmon or tuna into half an inch cubes and toss it in a large bowl. Add to it the marinade ingredients which is similar to a spicy mayo sauce. Coat the fish well and set aside.

Use an 8 inch or 9 inch square pan for the sushi bake, and spray the bottom with oil spray. You can likewise just brush it lightly with a layer of oil.

Now start layering the sushi rice as the first layer for the sushi bake. Press it down evenly at the bottom of your square pan over the oil. You’ll need about 3/4 th of an inch height layer of rice.

Add the seaweed right over the pressed sushi rice and press it down. You may need to adjust for extra seaweed sheets, so cut it up and stick them together over the rice to cover the surface.

A thin layer of sliced avocados goes on top of the seaweed. While you can skip this layer, we love the texture it adds to our sushi bake.

Then the final layer is the marinated chunks of salmon or tuna. Spread that evenly over the avocado slices in the baking pan.

Now bake the sushi casserole for 16-18 minutes until the salmon or tuna has cooked on the top.

At that point the sushi bake is ready! You can serve it and enjoy it as is , or garnish it as we have.

You’ll flip the sushi bake pan upside down to remove the whole bake from the pan one go. So flip the pan on a large cutting board and then re-flip the whole bake on to the serving plate or board. Now garnish 🙂

We added thinly sliced avocados, some of our AWESOME homemade Spicy Mayo, green onions sliced, diced cucumbers  and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. SUSHI PERFECTION!

Recipe Notes
How to Serve Sushi Bake
Traditionally, some love to eat sushi like a taco. So scooping up the sushi bake with some seaweed chips and enjoying them–SO GOOD! We love simply cutting them into squares and enjoying them as a fancy sushi cake slice!
Sushi Bake Variations
Seafood. Salmon makes a great substitute here, along with shrimp (cooked), some imitation crab or real crab meat, scallops, and better off: a mix of seafood.Fillings. Layering the sushi casserole is completely a versatile process. You can add in some green onions, mango, eel, cooked seafood like shrimp, some tempura veggies and more.Toppings. We love cucumbers, avocados, green onions and sesame along with our viral recipe for Spicy Mayo. Add pickled ginger here, and whatever more or less to your taste.Sauces. Spicy Mayo is a star sauce which I think is irreplaceable, however you can add in some wasabi for a twsit! Wasabi sauce is fabulous, Thai style Peanut Dressing is great or those Rice Paper Rolls- Two Dipping Sauces.
Can you make Crockpot Sushi Bake?
While I haven’t personally tested this, I can imagine it would work. You would use the crockpot as your baking dish, and assemble directly on it. You will miss out on the golden crunch tops of the oven, but it should cook nonetheless. 
How to Store Leftovers?
Once the sushi bake has cooled to room temperature , you’ll put it in a sealed container. Place the container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, you can totally microwave it, or air fry at 350 degrees for 3 minutes. We absolutely prefer the air fryer method.

Nutrition Facts
Sushi Bake

Amount Per Serving

Calories 394
Calories from Fat 234

% Daily Value*

Fat 26g40%Saturated Fat 4g25%Trans Fat 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat 8gMonounsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 26mg9%Sodium 231mg10%Potassium 741mg21%Carbohydrates 25g8%Fiber 8g33%Sugar 2g2%Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1490IU30%Vitamin C 13mg16%Calcium 57mg6%Iron 2mg11% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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