How to Make Delicious Sushi Bake at Home

Embark on a culinary journey with our “Savory Seascape,” a Sushi Bake that transforms the traditional sushi experience into a warm, delectable casserole. This innovative dish layers seasoned sushi rice, creamy mayonnaise-based toppings, and a variety of seafood, all baked to perfection to create a mouthwatering blend of flavors and textures. Ideal for sushi enthusiasts looking for a new twist or anyone eager to explore the delights of Japanese-inspired cuisine in a more accessible form, this Sushi Bake is perfect for gatherings, potlucks, or a cozy family dinner. Enjoy the comfort of sushi without the hassle of rolling, in a dish that’s sure to impress and satisfy with every bite.

The idea for the Sushi Bake came to life during a family get-together where we craved sushi but wanted something more communal and comforting. Drawing inspiration from the classic sushi roll, we deconstructed its elements and reimagined them in a format that could be shared and enjoyed by everyone at the table. The first time we made it, the kitchen buzzed with anticipation as the aromas of seasoned rice and baked seafood filled the air. As we scooped generous portions onto our plates, the warm, creamy, and umami flavors of the Sushi Bake were an instant hit, sparking conversations and smiles all around. This dish has since become a beloved tradition, a testament to the joy of sharing food and creating memories together.

 

 

Why You’ll Love “Savory Seascape” Sushi Bake

  • Innovative Twist on Classic Sushi: Experience the flavors of sushi in a novel, easy-to-share format.
  • Customizable: Adapt the recipe to include your favorite sushi fillings, making it a versatile dish for any occasion.
  • Simple and Convenient: No sushi rolling skills required, making it accessible for cooks of all levels.
  • Perfect for Sharing: Designed to serve a crowd, this dish is ideal for parties, potlucks, or family meals.

Ingredients Notes For “Savory Seascape” Sushi Bake

This dish brings together simple yet flavorful components for a truly unique culinary creation:

  • Sushi Rice: Seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt for that signature tangy taste.
  • Seafood Mix: A combination of imitation crab, cooked shrimp, and any other preferred seafood, mixed with mayonnaise and sriracha for a creamy, spicy kick.
  • Nori Sheets: Cut into small pieces for wrapping the baked mixture, adding a crunchy, seaweed flavor.
  • Toppings: Avocado, cucumber, and masago (capelin fish roe) for additional texture and freshness.
  • Sauces: Soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger on the side for an authentic sushi experience.

Recipe Steps

  1. Prepare Sushi Rice: Cook and season the rice according to traditional sushi rice recipes.
  2. Mix Seafood Topping: Combine your choice of seafood with mayonnaise, sriracha, and a touch of soy sauce for flavor.
  3. Layer the Bake: In a baking dish, spread an even layer of sushi rice, followed by the creamy seafood mixture.
  4. Bake: Place in a preheated oven and bake until the top is slightly golden and bubbly.
  5. Serve: Scoop a portion of the Sushi Bake onto a piece of nori, add desired toppings, and enjoy.

Storage Options

  • Refrigerate: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Best enjoyed reheated slightly or at room temperature.

 

How to Make Delicious Sushi Bake at Home

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Ingredients

For the Sushi Rice:

  • Sushi rice: 450g 2 cups; 1 lb – rinsed and cooked according to package instructions.
  • Rice vinegar: 60ml 1/4 cup; 0.13 lb – adds the signature tangy flavor to the rice.
  • Sugar: 25g 2 tablespoons; 0.06 lb – balances the acidity of the vinegar.
  • Salt: 5g 1 teaspoon; 0.01 lb – enhances the overall flavor.

For the Seafood Filling:

  • Imitation crab meat or cooked real crab meat, shredded: 300g (10.5 ounces; 0.66 lb) – provides the main seafood flavor.
  • Cream cheese softened: 200g (7 ounces; 0.44 lb) – adds creaminess to the filling.
  • Mayonnaise: 120g 1/2 cup; 0.26 lb – contributes to the richness and moisture.
  • Sriracha sauce adjust to taste: 30ml (2 tablespoons; 0.07 lb) – introduces a spicy kick.
  • Green onions chopped: 50g (1/4 cup; 0.11 lb) – adds a fresh, oniony crunch.
  • Sesame oil: 5ml 1 teaspoon; 0.01 lb – gives a nutty flavor.

For Topping:

  • Mayonnaise: 60g 1/4 cup; 0.13 lb – for creaminess.
  • Sriracha sauce: To taste – adds heat.
  • Sesame seeds: For garnish – adds texture and presentation.
  • Seaweed nori sheets: For serving – wraps the sushi bake.

Instructions

Prepare the Sushi Rice:

  • Cook the sushi rice according to package instructions. Once cooked, transfer to a large bowl. Mix rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl until dissolved, then gently fold into the warm rice. Spread the seasoned rice evenly into a greased baking dish, creating the base layer of the sushi bake.

Make the Seafood Filling:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the shredded imitation crab, softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, chopped green onions, and sesame oil. Mix until well combined. Spread this mixture evenly over the sushi rice in the baking dish.

Add the Topping:

  • In a small bowl, mix together additional mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce (adjust the amount of Sriracha based on your preferred level of spiciness). Spread this mixture over the seafood filling. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake the sushi bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the top is bubbly and slightly golden.

Serve:

  • Let the sushi bake cool slightly, then scoop portions onto nori sheets. Roll the nori around the sushi bake filling and enjoy.

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