There is nothing in the world better than a decadent salmon roll for all sushi lovers, baked just right!
I was devastated when my favorite sushi restaurant closed down during the pandemic; how was I supposed to survive without all the salmon goodness in my life?
And I guarantee many of you can resonate with my emotions.
Hence, for all the sushi fans who love to keep an eye on the calories, too, I have perfected the best-baked salmon recipe that is low in calories yet high in nutrition and packed with flavors that will explode in your mouth in every bite.
Baked Salmon Rolls; Put on your oven mittens!
Putting a meal on the table that is healthy and tasty can be a real struggle when everyone in the family craves something different.
However, a baked salmon roll or temaki is a little goodness of sushi are filled with a cooked salmon salad or whole salmon (any way you prefer), served with mashed rice and vegetable of your choice, or avocado wrapped in sheets of soy paper or wholemeal rolls (we are going to use nori rolls here). It is a fulfilling meal loved by everyone, and your kids might eat it without any complaints; what more can you wish for?
Baked Salmon Roll Recipe
- 1 large Nori sushi sheet or 12 Nori rolls
- 1 Pound Salmon
- 2 Chopped cucumbers
- 2 Chopped green onions
- 2 Carrots julienne cut
- 1 Cup Chicken stock (optional)
- 1 Chili sauce
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Crushed black pepper
- A few dashed of crushed cayenne
- 2 tbsp Avocado paste
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 1 Cup Mayo-crab
- 4 Cup Rice(sushi grade)
- 3/2 Cup Sugar(optional)
- 2 tbsp Extra-virgin or toasted sesame oil
- ⅓ Cup Un seasoned rice ice vinegar
- 8-10 Oz Cream cheese
- Spicy mayo, and Tabasco sauce for topping
- For rolling, you can use a plastic wrapper, foil, or a rolling bamboo mat
How to make Baked Salmon Rolls- A recipe like none other
Grab your oven mittens; it is time to enjoy a delicious yet healthy weekend meal!
- Cook the salmon on medium heat in the oil after seasoning it with salt, pepper, and little lemon juice, set aside.
- Cook the rice separately by boiling it in water and a little salt.
It is time to roll!
- Start by wrapping the bamboo-rolling mat with a plastic wrapper.
- Place the nori sheets with the smooth side down.
- Dip your fingers and hand in a bowl in a vinegar and water solution to avoid stickiness, and then start assembling the rice balls on the nori, and gently knead the rice to spread it out.
- Turn the nori sheet over; this way, the rice layer would be on the top (the outer layer).
- Add mayo-crab and avocado paste along the length of the Nori and assemble the veggies.
- Place salmon on the top and get the nori rolling.
- Let it stand for 2-5 minutes.
Now, it is time to bake!
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Cut the roll into even pieces.
- Unwrap each piece from the plastic very gently.
- Place them, salmon side up, on a prepared tin foil.
- You can pour spicy mayo or Tabasco sauce for some extra flavor to cover the roll.
- Fold the foil in a way to completely warp the roll in it.
- Bake for about 8-10 minutes, garnish it and serve immediately.
Baked Salmon Roll- The nutritional and caloric value
With baked salmon, you do not have to eat less; you just have to eat right.
Baked salmon wrapped up in nori rolls have a caloric value of 39 in each (468 in 12 nori rolls); they are low in cholesterol with a moderate amount of carbs, protein, iron, and vitamins just right your body.
What is the best thing to pair up with Baked Salmon Roll?
With sushi, life and the taste buds go on a heavenly journey.
Your Japanese friends’ will not stay in peace if you do not try salmon sushi rolls with them. So how about the next time they come over, you surprise them with a delicious meal.
To make the baked salmon roll more impressive by pairing it up with many delicacies such as salsa or a sweet ponzu sauce, or sautéed veggies such as kale or roasted Brussels sprouts, and enjoy!
Substitute the oil to make it healthier
Vegetable oil is great to cook the salmon; however, extra-virgin olive oil or toasted sesame oil enhances the taste and decreases the calories in the rolls.
Can you store these Baked Salmon Rolls?
Although you can store almost any or every food for up to weeks, however with salmon, we would not recommend so.
Eating baked salmon rolls right out of the oven is what makes it delicious. But if you still want to store it, just prepare everything, store it in the refrigerator for two weeks and in the freezer for a month, take it out whenever you are craving sushi, let it defrost, and pop it into the oven.
Tips to take your Baked Salmon to the next level:
- Before cooking or roasting the salmon, season it well with salt and pepper, and let it sit for a while.
- If you do not have the parchment paper, you can use a wet towel to roll up the salmon and sushi in rice.
- To check if the salmon is cooked inside and out, gently press it down with a fork from the top and see if it flakes easily.
- Bake salmon wrapped in tin foil to keep it moist.
- I have used lemons in this recipe because they help achieve a moist, flaky salmon throughout.
- It is very easy to overbake or burn the salmon, and we do not want that, right? The general rule of thumb is to bake it for 6 minutes per inch of thickness.
Enjoy the weekend!
There is nothing better than good food that brings the family together.
The instant those salmon rolls start sizzling in the oven, and I guarantee your kids will come running to the kitchen with hunger pangs in their tummy! Even if your children do not like fish, they may want a second serving of the salmon goodness. Taste and health wrapped up in a nori roll; there is no reason why you should not try it.