This Alaska roll sushi is a tasty and light appetizer or dinner dish. Alaska roll sushi ingredients are widely available, and making sushi at home is simpler than you might think!
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If you enjoy Japanese cuisine such as sushi and sashimi, you will adore this Alaska roll sushi!
Sushi at home is easier than you think, thanks to readily available ingredients! When you combine your Alaska roll with your dipping sauce, you’re eating in style!
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS?
- Alaska Sushi Roll (Alaska Sushi Roll) is a high-protein, low-carb appetizer or dinner option. If you enjoy sushi and sashimi, you’ll enjoy this Yellowtail Sashimi and Sweet Potato Sushi Roll.
- These salmon crab rolls can be made with either white or black rice. I enjoy making Instant Pot Sushi Rice or Instant Pot Black Rice because they are simple and quick to prepare.
- Once you’ve mastered this simple sushi recipe, you’ll be making homemade sushi on a regular basis!
- This Alaskan sushi roll also goes well with Ginger Dressing, and for a spicy kick, sprinkle some Chili Crisp on top.
WHAT IS AN ALASKA ROLL?
An Alaska Roll, also known as an Alaskan roll, is an inside-out sushi roll (rice on the outside) made with smoked, raw, or canned salmon and imitation crab as the two proteins.
Avocado, cucumber, and spicy mayo sauce are also included in the Alaska roll ingredients to give it a little extra kick.
The Alaska sushi roll ranks right up there with the Philadelphia roll and California roll in terms of ease of preparation, and it includes two easily accessible meats within the roll!
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WHAT IS AN ALASKA ROLL MADE OF?
- Sushi Rice: When making sushi, it is critical to use sushi rice rather than traditional long grain white rice.
- Imitation crab is made of starch and finely diced white fish and is shaped to look like real crab meat from a crab leg.
- Smoked, canned, or raw salmon: Finding sushi grade salmon can be difficult for home sushi chefs.
- Spicy Mayo Sauce: The Alaska roll is popular among those seeking flavor at a reasonable price. Make a point of sprinkling on some spicy mayo sauce.
- Nori Sheets (Seaweed): Nori is a dried seaweed sheet that is used to align the guts of the sushi roll.
- Avocado: Avocado is found in most sushi rolls, not just the rainbow roll, not to mention that avocado is simply delicious!
- Cucumber: Cucumber can be found in most sushi rolls, not just the rainbow roll.
HOW TO MAKE ALASKA SUSHI ROLL?
HOW TO MAKE SUSHI RICE:
- To remove excess starch, rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer (water should run clean). Excess water should be shaken off.
- In the instant pot, combine the rinsed rice and salt. Pour in some water. 1 teaspoon salt
- Cook for 6 minutes on high pressure in an instant pot (with full natural release).
- Place the rice in a bowl. Distribute rice vinegar evenly over rice.
- Fold rice gently to incorporate rice vinegar, being careful not to smash rice.
MAKE SPICY CRAB MIX:
- Shred Alaskan crab meat or imitation crab meat.
- Combine mayonnaise and sriracha with imitation crab meat or Alaskan crab meat.
HOW TO ROLL ALASKAN SUSHI ROLLS:
- Wrap plastic wrap around a bamboo sushi rolling mat.
- Place a nori sheet on the mat.
- To remove excess water, dip your hands in water and clap. It is beneficial to keep a small bowl of water and a towel nearby.
- Cover the nori with a layer of rice. For each full nori sheet, use about 1 cup cooked rice.
- Cover the entire surface of the nori with rice (no gap). Distribute the salmon slices evenly across half of the plate.
- Turn the nori (rice/salmon side down, nori up).
- 2 tbsp crab mixture, 2 slices avocado, and 3-4 thin cucumber strips lengthwise across the rice. Placement should be approximately 1 inch from the bottom of the rice paper. If you put too many, the sushi roll will not close properly.
- Lift the edges up and over the filling with a bamboo mat. Tuck the roll with your fingers.
- Tuck mat tightly into roll shape, exposing only nori and no rice, then pull back and tighten.
- Move the mat and shape the Alaska roll sushi, then squeeze and shape it again.
- To keep the knife from becoming too sticky, slice and wipe with a wet towel after each slice.
- Cut in half, then into three segments from each half.
HOW TO MAKE EEL SAUCE?
Eel sauce does not contain eel! It is a traditional sauce made with sake, mirin or rice vinegar, and soy sauce.
My Eel Sauce Recipe is quick and easy to make using rice vinegar, soy sauce, and white wine that you probably already have on hand!
HOW HEALTHY IS ALASKAN SUSHI ROLL?
The Alaskan roll will be a good source of protein due to the Omega 3 Fatty Acids found in the seafood used in the filling or topping.
Though Sushi is delicious, you should be aware that there is a risk associated with eating raw fish; you could become ill from parasites, food poisoning, or mercury ingestion.
HOW TO STORE ALASKAN ROLL?
Any sushi containing raw meat should be consumed immediately and should not be stored; however, you can store your Alaskan Roll in the fridge for no more than 3 hours.
Here’s how to keep your Alaskan roll fresh in the fridge:
- Begin by draining any excess water from your Alaskan roll sushi.
- Next, tightly wrap the roll or Alaskan sushi pieces in plastic wrap.
- Seal the plastic wrap to keep air from getting into your sushi.
- Finally, place your sushi in the refrigerator. To be safe, eat it within 3 hours.
In general, all sushi rolls containing raw seafood can be refrigerated for 24 hours; beyond that time, you run the risk of increasing food poisoning.
Sushi rolls with vegetables or cooked seafood can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Alaskan roll raw?
Although the filling of an Alaskan roll is cooked imitation or real (cooked) crab meat, avocado, and cucumber, it is topped with raw salmon, making it a raw Alaskan sushi roll.
Does Alaskan roll have cream cheese?
No, the traditional Alaskan roll does not include cream cheese, though many other versions of the Alaskan sushi roll do.
Alaskan sushi roll calories?
The calories in many versions of Alaskan sushi roll may vary from one roll to the next; however, the version of Alaskan sushi roll that we are making today has 427 calories per roll.
What fish is in Alaska roll?
These have smoked salmon, crab, and avocado fillings. While an Alaska roll can be made in a variety of ways, many sushi fans agree that the combination of salmon, crab, rice, and avocado is usually a winning and delicious combination.