Sushi Bake is a delightful fusion of traditional sushi ingredients combined in a casserole form. This dish offers a unique way to enjoy the flavors of sushi without the need for rolling.
The layers of rice, furikake, creamy mixture of imitation crab and shiitake mushrooms, topped with tobiko and kamaboko, create a symphony of flavors and textures in every bite. It’s a must-try for sushi lovers and those looking for a novel culinary experience. Perfect for parties, gatherings, or when you’re simply craving for some sushi goodness but with a twist.
What is sushi bake made of?
Sushi bake is essentially a deconstructed sushi roll, often resembling a casserole. While the specific ingredients can vary based on personal preferences and recipes, common ingredients include:
- Imitation crab meat (often referred to as Kani)
- Salmon fillet (which is cooked before being added to the bake)
- Seasonings such as salt and pepper
- Other potential ingredients and variations include cucumber, green onions, nori sheets, wasabi, various sauces, masago/tobiko/fish roe, avocado, soy sauce, ripe mango, cream cheese, and Japanese mayonnaise.
What else to eat with sushi bake?
When enjoying sushi bake, it’s common to have accompaniments like:
- Nori sheets (to scoop and eat the sushi bake)
- Sliced cucumbers
- Soy sauce
- Pickled ginger
What are the 3 main ingredients in sushi?
- Sushi Rice (Shari or Sumeshi): This is a special type of rice seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt. It’s stickier than regular rice, which helps it hold together.
- Nori: This is the seaweed sheet that wraps the sushi. It adds flavor and helps hold the sushi together.
- Fillings/Ingredients: This can vary widely, but common ingredients include fish (like tuna or salmon), vegetables (like cucumber or avocado), and sometimes even fruits or other unique ingredients.
What to serve with sushi?
When serving sushi, common accompaniments include:
- Soy Sauce: For dipping the sushi.
- Wasabi: A spicy green paste that can be mixed with soy sauce or placed directly on sushi.
- Pickled Ginger (Gari): This is used to cleanse the palate between different pieces of sushi.
- Miso Soup: A traditional Japanese soup made from miso paste.
- Green Tea: Often served hot and complements the flavors of sushi.
Ingredients of Sushi Bake recipe
- 8-10 Shiitake mushrooms
- 2 cups Imitation crabmeat, shredded
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Sour cream
- 1/4 cup Tobiko (fish roe)
- 1/4 cup Kamaboko (fish cake), sliced
- 3 cups cooked Rice
- 2 tbsp Furikake (Japanese seasoning)
- Seaweed sheets (as needed for serving)
- Sesame oil (for seasoning the seaweed, as recommended)
- Soak shiitake mushrooms in hot water until soft, 5 to 10 minutes.
- Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Spread rice in the prepared pan; sprinkle furikake evenly over the top.
- Drain mushrooms and squeeze out excess water. Mix mushrooms, imitation crabmeat, mayonnaise, sour cream, tobiko, and kamaboko together in a large bowl. Spread over furikake.
- Broil in the preheated oven until lightly browned on top, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and slice into 24 portions while in the baking dish.
- Spoon a generous mound from the baking dish onto a sheet of seaweed, wrap loosely, and consume immediately.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 servings