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Alaska Roll Sushi Recipe

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Alaska Roll Sushi is a great recipe for those people who love sushi. This is because it looks like regular sushi and if you know how sushi tastes, then you’ll be delighted with Alaska rolls. So, if you are looking for a great way to enjoy your favorite rolls at home, this is the perfect recipe for you. The ingredients used in this recipe are easy to find, affordable and will also allow you to make delicious rolls at home.

What is an Alaska sushi roll?

The Alaska sushi roll is a sushi roll that’s made up of rice, fish and avocado. The name comes from the fact that you can find this type of sushi at many restaurants in Alaska. If you are looking for something different, then this might be the right choice for you.

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alaska rolls

The Alaska sushi roll is typically very large and is filled with a lot of rice. It is usually served with a mixture of salmon or tuna, but some restaurants only serve one type of fish. You should also make sure that it has green peas inside so that it tastes better when you eat it. The ingredients are mixed together before they are put into your mouth, so you must take care of yourself while eating this type of food.

Alaska Rolls Sushi Ingredients.

Please check the recipe card at the end of this post for exact ingredients measurement.

Sushi Rice

Sushi rice is a staple in the sushi roll, not just because it tastes delicious. Sushi rice is actually a form of short-grain rice that is made with vinegar. The vinegar helps to preserve the rice and allows it to be packed into a cup shape, which makes it easier for travellers to carry and eat on long journeys.

sushi rice
Sushi rice

Sushi rice is used for many kinds of sushi rolls, but we think Alaska rolls are particularly delicious. They use salmon as their main ingredient as well as avocado, cucumber, and other vegetables.

Nori Seaweed Paper

Nori Seaweed Paper
Nori Seaweed Paper

Nori Seaweed Paper is used to wrap the Alaska sushi roll and hold the fillings inside. It is made from seaweed, which is dried and pressed into sheets, then formed into rolls. The seaweed is then rolled up and pressed again to create a firm sheet of Nori Seaweed Paper. The sheets are then cut into smaller pieces, which are then layered with your choice of fillings and rolled back up into a tightly-wrapped sushi roll.

Sushi-Grade Salmon Filet

Salmon filet is the most common ingredient used in Alaska sushi rolls. It’s typically a large cut of salmon that has been deboned and filleted. The skin is usually left on so you can get a nice, smooth texture when eating it—you can’t really compare it to any other type of fish because it’s not flaked or floured.

Sushi-Grade Salmon Filet
Sushi-Grade Salmon Filet

Salmon filet is also a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.

Alaskan Crab

Alaskan crab is a type of crab that lives in the cold waters of Alaska and other northern areas. It is the largest crab species in North America and can reach up to 10 pounds in weight.

Alaskan Crab
Alaskan Crab

In Alaska sushi roll, Alaskan crab adds flavor to the dish, as it has a sweet taste. Its meat is similar to that of shrimp but with less fat and more meat than shrimp.

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a delicious, creamy condiment often used to add flavor to sandwiches or salads. But it’s also a versatile ingredient that can be used in many kinds of dishes—including sushi!

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Mayonnaise

In Alaska, mayonnaise is often used as a sauce for sushi rolls. It adds a subtle flavor and moistens the rice while still allowing the fish flavors to shine through.

Cucumber

cucumber
cucumber

Cucumber is a popular ingredient in Alaska sushi rolls because it adds a nice crispness to the roll and helps cut through the richness of the salmon. You can use it in any sushi roll you want, but if you’re making one with salmon, cucumber is a must!

Avocado

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Avocado

Avocado is used as a filler. It adds texture to the roll and makes it more firm and pliable, which allows the ingredients to stick together more easily.

Pickled Ginger

You might have seen pickled ginger in your sushi roll, but you might not know exactly what it does.

Pickled Ginger
Pickled Ginger

The pickled ginger in your sushi roll is a combination of ginger and vinegar, which gives the rolls their signature flavor. Pickled ginger is also used to make other dishes, udon noodles, and noodle soup.

Wasabi

Wasabi
Wasabi

Wasabi is a type of ground Japanese horseradish that is used to make sushi rolls. Wasabi is usually served as a condiment paired with other flavors, such as ginger or rice vinegar. It is also used in various sauces and marinades for meats, like teriyaki and stir-fry dishes.

How to make Alaska roll sushi

Step 1: Make Sushi Rice

  1. In a mesh strainer, rinse the rice with clean water to remove excess starch.
  2. Now pour the rice into an instant pot and add one teaspoon salt.
  3. On High pressure, settings cook for 6 minutes.
  4. After that, pour the cooked rice into a bowl and add rice vinegar over the rice.
  5. Now fold the rice gently to distribute the vinegar evenly. (Don’t smash the rice).

Step 2: Make Crap Mix

  1. Shred Alaskan Crab Meat.
  2. Now mix the crab meat with mayonnaise and sriracha.

Step 3: Roll Sushi

  1. First, Take a bamboo sushi rolling mat and cover it with plastic wrap.
  2. Then take a sheet of nori and place it on the mat.
  3. In a small bowl of water, dip your hands and clap to remove excess water.
  4. Using 1 cup of cooked rice per nori sheet, spread rice across the nori. Make sure it’s spread over the entire surface of the nori with no gap, then lay some slices of salmon over half.
  5. Now flip the nori over.
  6. Place two tablespoons crab mix, two slices of avocado and 3-4 thin cucumber strips lengthwise in a strip across the rice. Place the strip about 1 inch from the bottom of the rice paper. Be careful not to put too many or it will not close well.
  7. Lift edges up and over filling with a bamboo mat, then use your fingers to tuck the roll. Make sure to fold the mat tightly into a roll shape, making only nori with no rice exposed, then pull back and tighten.
  8. Move the mat and shape the Alaska roll; repeat squeeze and shape.
  9. To prevent your knife from getting too sticky, wipe with a wet towel after each slice.
  10. Cut the Alaska roll in half and each half into three segments.

Cooking Tips

If you want to make your Alaska sushi rolls taste better, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled some tips to help you achieve the results that you want.

  • First and foremost, make sure your fish is fresh. If it’s not, it will get tough after a few hours of cooking. Make sure that you always use high-quality fish in your Alaska rolls. You can find fresh fish at your local grocery store or Asian market.
  • Next up, don’t overcook your salmon! Salmon is usually very lean and delicate—so be careful not to overcook it when making your Alaska rolls. The weight of the salmon should be about one ounce per roll, so keep an eye on them as they cook so that they’ll end up just right!
  • Finally, consider adding some type of sauce or flavoring agent to enhance the flavor of your Alaska rolls. Some people like using soy sauce while others prefer using teriyaki sauce—it’s all up to what kind of flavor you like best! If nothing else, just try adding some wasabi paste near the end of cooking time so that everything tastes great together!

Best Sauce To Serve with Alaska Sushi Rolls

When your favorite sushi rolls are on the menu, you have many options. From spicy tuna to salmon, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. But if you want to take your sushi rolls up a notch, try one of these sauces!

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  1. Wasabi Mayo: This sweet and spicy sauce is made with wasabi peas, mayonnaise, and soy sauce. It’s perfect for adding just a touch of heat without overpowering the rest of your meal.
  2. Sweet Chili Sauce: This sauce is great with salmon or tuna rolls, but it also goes well with other types of fish like halibut or shrimp. It can be used as a dipping sauce or drizzled onto rice before serving your meal!
  3. Soy Sauce: This classic ingredient adds a nice saltiness to any dish—and it goes excellent with Alaska sushi rolls! Use it as a dip for vegetables or add it to stir-fries, so they’re super flavorful without being too salty overall.

How to store Alaska Rolls

The secret to storing Sushi rolls is to keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them. The longer you store them, the more they become a soggy mess that’s hard to eat.

To store your Alaska rolls: 

  1. Unwrap your Alaska roll carefully so as not to damage the surface of the roll.
  2. Wrap each Alaska roll in plastic wrap or aluminum foil so that only the top layer of each Alaska roll is visible (the top piece of each bun should be exposed).
  3. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag for up to 3 days in the fridge or six months in the freezer!

How to Reheat Alaska Sushi Rolls

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add the rolls and reduce the heat to medium-low. When the water returns to a boil, turn off the heat, cover, and allow the rolls to sit for about five minutes until they absorb the water.
  3. Remove from pot and drain excess water, then place them back in the pot. Add enough additional water so that there is at least 1 inch above the top of each roll when they are submerged in the water (this will prevent them from getting too soggy). Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 1 minute on each side—about 2 minutes total if you have thicker ones—until they are warm throughout and lightly golden brown on both sides.
  4. Serve immediately!

Health Benefits of Alaska rolls

You’ve probably heard of the health benefits of Alaska rolls, but do you know why?

Alaska rolls are made with whitefish, which is a healthy fish. Whitefish is high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein. It’s also high in vitamin D and B12, which are both important for your health.

And what about the rice? Well, rice is full of carbs and fiber, which means that it keeps you full longer than other foods. This means that you’ll feel satiated longer after eating an Alaska roll—and that means less chance of overeating!

Calories in Alaska Rolls

 Calorie and Nutrition Facts for Alaska Rolls

  • Serving size: 1 roll
  • Calories: 131.1
  • Calories from Fat: 9.7
  • Total Fat: 1.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Sodium: 551mg
  • Potassium: 65mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21.4g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugars: 8.5g
  • Protein: 1.4g

FAQ

What fish is used in Alaska Sushi Rolls?

Alaska Sushi Roll is made with Alaska pollock, which is a type of fish that is sourced from the Bering Sea. It is cooked in a batter and then pan-fried, which gives Alaska Sushi Roll its signature crispy texture.

How Spicy is an Alaska Sushi Roll?

The spiciness of an Alaska sushi roll depends on the ingredients used. For example, if you order one that has spicy tuna inside it, expect your mouth to be on fire after eating it! On the other hand, if you order one with avocado inside instead of spicy tuna, it won’t be nearly as spicy.
If you’re not sure how spicy your Alaska sushi roll will be before ordering it, just ask! Many restaurants have signs posted outside their doors that list the spiciest ingredients in each dish so that customers can make an informed decision about what they want when ordering one at their local sushi bar!

Conclusion

And that’s it! You should now know how to make the Alaska Roll; the ingredient amounts you’ll need for the ingredients, and exactly how to make it. If you’re looking for other delicious sushi recipes to try out, then we’re your best stop. Good luck, and enjoy eating your rolls!”

alaska roll sushi

Alaska Roll Sushi

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 131 calories 1.8 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 cup small or medium grain white rice
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 sheet nori (seaweed paper)
  • 6 oz 6 thin slices Sushi-Grade Salmon
  • ¼ cup imitation crab meat or real Alaskan crab meat
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon sriracha (optional)
  • 2-3 slices cucumber (cut into matchsticks)
  • 2-3 slices avocado
  • pickled ginger (optional)
  • wasabi (optional)

Instructions

Step 1: Make Sushi Rice

  1. In a mesh strainer, rinse the rice with clean water to remove excess starch.
  2. Now pour the rice into an instant pot and add one teaspoon salt.
  3. On High pressure, settings cook for 6 minutes.
  4. After that, pour the cooked rice into a bowl and add rice vinegar over the rice.
  5. Now fold the rice gently to distribute the vinegar evenly. (Don't smash the rice).

Step 2: Make Crap Mix

  1. Shred Alaskan Crab Meat.
  2. Now mix the crab meat with mayonnaise and sriracha.

Step 3: Roll Sushi

  1. First, Take a bamboo sushi rolling mat and cover it with plastic wrap.
  2. Then take a sheet of nori and place it on the mat.
  3. In a small bowl of water, dip your hands and clap to remove excess water.
  4. Using 1 cup of cooked rice per nori sheet, spread rice across the nori. Make sure it's spread over the entire surface of the nori with no gap, then lay some slices of salmon over half.
  5. Now flip the nori over.
  6. Place two tablespoons crab mix, two slices of avocado and 3-4 thin cucumber strips lengthwise in a strip across the rice. Place the strip about 1 inch from the bottom of the rice paper. Be careful not to put too many or it will not close well.
  7. Lift edges up and over filling with a bamboo mat, then use your fingers to tuck the roll. Make sure to fold the mat tightly into a roll shape, making only nori with no rice exposed, then pull back and tighten.
  8. Move the mat and shape the Alaska roll; repeat squeeze and shape.
  9. To prevent your knife from getting too sticky, wipe with a wet towel after each slice.
  10. Cut the Alaska roll in half and each half into three segments.

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