Spicy Salmon Sushi Bites

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Spicy Salmon Sushi Bites
Get ready for a flavor explosion with these spicy salmon sushi cups! Nori and sushi rice, topped with juicy chunks of salmon, marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, garlic, and paprika. These bite-sized salmon treats are perfect for satisfying your sushi craving and can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a light dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon (skin removed, cut into cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 5 nori (sheets, cut into 4 equal squares)
  • sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • scallions (chopped, for garnish)
  • 1/2 avocado (diced, for garnish)
  • ■■■■ SUSHI RICE: ■■■■■
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ■■■■ SAUCE: ■■■■■
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (I use sriracha)
  • 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon water (optional, only if your mayo is thick)
Yield:
bites
Prep time:
30 minutes
Cook time:
23 minutes
Total time:
53 minutes
Yield: 20 bites | Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 23 minutes | Total time: 53 minutes

Notes

If you are planning to serve and enjoy these salmon bites right away, you can remove them from muffin cups. Otherwise, keep them inside muffin cups, they tend to soften after some time and may fall apart.

Instructions

1. Toss salmon pieces in a bowl with soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, garlic powder and paprika. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes (I left mine in fridge for a couple hours).


2. Place rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse well with cold water until it runs clear. Drain and transfer to a saucepan.
3. Add water to the rice and briefly stir. If you have time, you can leave the rice to soak for 20-30 minutes (this step is optional, but it helps the rice to cook more evenly).
4. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
5. Make sushi vinegar. In a saucepan, lightly heat rice vinegar, maple syrup and salt. Stir until salt is dissolved and set aside.
6. Bring the saucepan with rice to a simmer and cook covered for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, add sushi vinegar, gently stir, cover and let stand for another 10 minutes.

7. Place 1 heaping Tablespoon of rice to the middle of nori squares. Transfer each nori square to a muffin cup, pushing down slightly so that the rice is at the bottom.


8. Add 3-4 salmon pieces on top of the rice.

Transfer muffin cups to a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes (or more, until you reach the desired doneness).
9. Meanwhile, make spicy mayo. In a cup, combine avocado mayo, sriracha, sesame oil, lime juice and water (optional, use water only if your mayo is thick).

Transfer to a plastic bag (cut one tip off, so you can squeeze a thin drizzle).
10. Top salmon sushi bites with a drizzle of mayo, sesame seeds, diced avocado and scallions. Enjoy!

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Salmon

Salmon
Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil
Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder
Smoked Paprika

Smoked Paprika
Nori Sheets

Nori Sheets
Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds
Avocado

Avocado
Rice Vinegar

Rice Vinegar
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup
Avocado Mayo

Avocado Mayo
Sushi Rice

Sushi Rice
Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha Hot Sauce
Lime

Lime
Green Onions

Green Onions

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Repeat!

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Stumbled across this recipe after receiving a boatload of alaskan salmon & all I can say is repeat! Made these for the wife and she absolutely loved them! Thank you so much for the great meal
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alenatrs
You are very welcome! I'm glad to hear your wife loved them! - Alena
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Just WOW

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Found the recipe on instagram, made for my boyfriend, we both devoured these sushi bites, they were SOOO GOOD. I rarely leave reviews, but the recipe truly impressed.
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alenatrs
I'm so glad that you guys enjoyed these sushi bites! Thank you so much for leaving such an awesome comment! - Alena
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