Lobster Roll Sushi

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It’s my first time making sushi. To be honest, it was an enjoyable experience albeit a bit challenging, but I did well. I made Lobster Roll Sushi, which includes delicious textures inside made with lobster and other ingredients, along with a spicy sauce and additional garnishes that make it look beautiful and delicious.

I was encouraged to make this Lobster Roll Sushi recipe after my husband expressed a desire for a Japanese meal. We occasionally order such meals from a local restaurant nearby. So, I got the idea: why not try making a sushi recipe myself? I spend a lot of time in my kitchen exploring and creating new recipes, so it seemed like a fun challenge.

I searched for the best sushi recipe to start with, and when I saw lobster, I thought lobster sushi would be amazing since both my husband and I love lobster. So, I gathered the necessary ingredients. To be honest, there weren’t too many ingredients, as I already had some in my kitchen. The two ingredients you need to get the best quality of, are the Nori sheets and sushi rice.

The plate turned out gorgeous and delicious. I got creative with the garnishing, and you can too—everyone can garnish their own sushi as they like. I personally love it spicy, so I added spicy sauce, tempura-fried jalapeño rings, and some onions as well. It turned out exactly as we expected, perfect!

What is Lobster Roll Sushi?

Lobster Roll Sushi is like a fancy sushi roll made with rice and yummy stuff inside. The dish has a beautiful looking include rice, lobster, and other creative garnishing on top and of course, the sauce that made it perfect, The Lobster Roll Sushi needs some skills and time to be made perfectly, You need to cook sushi rice and mix it with vinegar, sugar, and salt, Then, take a piece of seaweed called nori and lay it down. put slices of cucumber and avocado on top of the rice. The best part is the lobster, it’s cooked and mixed with a sauce that’s a bit spicy, roll everything up tightly, cut it into pieces, and decorate each piece with crispy jalapeño rings, green onions, and tiny sesame seeds.

Ingredients

For the Sushi Roll:

  • 2 cups sushi rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 lobster tail, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cucumber, julienned
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 sheet nori (seaweed)
  • 1/4 cup tempura batter (for frying jalapeños)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced into rings

For the Spicy Lobster Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp lime juice

For Garnish:

  • Thinly sliced green onions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Tempura-fried jalapeño rings

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Rice cooker or saucepan
  • Bamboo sushi mat
  • Sharp knife
  • Small saucepan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Frying pan

How to Make Lobster Roll Sushi?

Preparing the Sushi Rice:

Step 1:

Start by rinsing the sushi rice under cold water. Keep rinsing until the water runs clear, which removes excess starch.

Step 2:

Place the rinsed rice and water in a rice cooker and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you don’t have a rice cooker, bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

Step 3:

In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Heat the mixture until the sugar and salt are fully dissolved. Transfer the cooked rice to a large bowl, then fold in the vinegar mixture. Allow the seasoned rice to cool to room temperature before using.

Preparing the Spicy Lobster Sauce:

Step 1:

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, and lime juice. Stir until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Step 2:

Add the chopped lobster meat to the bowl with the spicy mayo mixture. fold the lobster into the sauce until it is evenly coated.

Assembling the Lobster Roll Sushi:

Step 1:

Lay a sheet of nori’s shiny side down on a bamboo sushi mat that has been covered with plastic wrap. This setup will help in rolling the sushi neatly and prevent sticking.

Step 2:

Wet your hands with water to prevent the rice from sticking to them. Take a handful of sushi rice and evenly spread it over the nori sheet, leaving about a 1-inch border at the top edge.

Step 3:

Horizontally place the cucumber and avocado slices across the center of the rice. Spoon some amount of the spicy lobster mixture on top of the cucumber and avocado.

Step 4:

Starting with the edge of the mat closest to you, lift it and begin rolling the sushi away from you. Apply gentle but firm pressure to keep the roll tight and secure. Continue rolling until you reach the end of the nori sheet.

Step 5:

Using a sharp knife, cut the sushi roll into 6 to 8 pieces. Wipe the knife with a damp cloth between cuts to ensure clean slices.

Serving:

Step 1:

Dip the sliced jalapeño rings into tempura batter and fry them in hot oil until they are crispy.

Step 2:

Arrange the sushi pieces on a serving platter. Drizzle them with additional spicy mayo (This is optional, each can make his own garnishing). Top each sushi piece with a tempura-fried jalapeño ring. Sprinkle with thinly sliced green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy.

Some Tips!

  • Rinsing the rice thoroughly until the water runs clear is crucial.
  • A sharp knife ensures clean cuts and prevents the sushi roll from being squashed. So Clean the knife with a damp cloth between cuts.
  • Avoid overfilling the sushi roll with too many ingredients. This makes it difficult to roll.
  • Allow the seasoned sushi rice to cool to room temperature before assembling the rolls. Hot rice can make the nori difficult to handle.
  • Prepare and fry the tempura jalapeños just before serving to keep them crispy.

How To Store Leftovers?

Sushi is tastiest when it’s fresh. If you have some leftovers, put them in a sealed container in the fridge. It can stay good for up to 24 hours. Just remember, the rice and seaweed might feel a little different after being in the fridge.

What to Eat with this Lobster Roll Sushi?

We enjoy our Lobster Roll Sushi with some sides, I love to add additional sauces to it, I pair it with Tartar sauce from Captain D’s, and the taste is amazing, Also I eat it with some leftovers from Neva’s Potatoes I had in the refrigerator, and it completed the meal.

I see some people love it with soup for a warm meal, or Edamame beans sprinkled with sea salt for a crunchy meal, You can also try it with a simple salad of mixed greens and tuna and vinaigrette dressing for a fresh and balanced meal. As for drinks, We just enjoy this Lobster Roll Sushi with lemonade. but you can pair it with any drink you have.

FAQ

What is Lobster Roll Sushi made of?

Lobster Roll Sushi includes sushi rice seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt, topped with cooked lobster tail, cucumber, avocado, and a spicy mayo sauce, all wrapped in seaweed (nori).

Is it difficult to make Lobster Roll Sushi at home?

It can be a bit challenging, especially if you’re new to making sushi rolls. However, following a recipe and having the right ingredients and tools can make it easier and fun to try.

Where can I buy the ingredients for Lobster Roll Sushi?

Ingredients like sushi rice, nori sheets, lobster tails, and vegetables can typically be found at Asian grocery stores or well-stocked supermarkets.

Can I use other types of seafood instead of lobster?

Yes, you can replace lobster with other seafood such as crab meat, shrimp, or even cooked fish fillet.

How do I prevent my sushi rice from sticking to my hands?

Wetting your hands with water before handling the rice helps prevent sticking.

Can I make sushi without raw fish?

Sushi can be made with cooked ingredients like cooked seafood, and vegetables. It’s versatile and can be customized as you want.

Conclusion

This Lobster Roll Sushi is a tasty sushi you can at home with a blend of flavors and textures that will lead to a satisfying meal. Try it out, share your results, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more delicious recipes.

Lobster Roll Sushi

Recipe by CourtneyCourse: DinnerCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Intermediate
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

50

minutes

Enjoy a delicious fusion of sushi and lobster with this Lobster Roll Sushi recipe. Featuring lobster, crisp cucumber, creamy avocado, and tempura-fried jalapeños.

Ingredients

  • For the Sushi Roll:
  • 2 cups sushi rice

  • 2 1/2 cups water

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • 1 lobster tail, cooked and chopped

  • 1 cucumber, julienned

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 1 sheet nori (seaweed)

  • 1/4 cup tempura batter (for frying jalapeños)

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced into rings

  • For the Spicy Lobster Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tsp lime juice

  • For Garnish:
  • Thinly sliced green onions

  • Sesame seeds

  • Tempura-fried jalapeño rings

Directions

  • Preparing the Sushi Rice
  • Start by rinsing the sushi rice under cold water. Keep rinsing until the water runs clear, which removes excess starch.
  • Place the rinsed rice and water in a rice cooker and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. If you don't have a rice cooker, bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Heat the mixture until the sugar and salt are fully dissolved. Transfer the cooked rice to a large bowl, then fold in the vinegar mixture. Allow the seasoned rice to cool to room temperature before using.
  • Preparing the Spicy Lobster Sauce
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, and lime juice. Stir until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Add the chopped lobster meat to the bowl with the spicy mayo mixture. fold the lobster into the sauce until it is evenly coated.
  • Assembling the Lobster Roll Sushi
  • Lay a sheet of nori's shiny side down on a bamboo sushi mat that has been covered with plastic wrap. This setup will help in rolling the sushi neatly and prevent sticking.
  • Wet your hands with water to prevent the rice from sticking to them. Take a handful of sushi rice and evenly spread it over the nori sheet, leaving about a 1-inch border at the top edge.
  • Horizontally place the cucumber and avocado slices across the center of the rice. Spoon some amount of the spicy lobster mixture on top of the cucumber and avocado.
  • Starting with the edge of the mat closest to you, lift it and begin rolling the sushi away from you. Apply gentle but firm pressure to keep the roll tight and secure. Continue rolling until you reach the end of the nori sheet.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the sushi roll into 6 to 8 pieces. Wipe the knife with a damp cloth between cuts to ensure clean slices.
  • Serving
  • Dip the sliced jalapeño rings into tempura batter and fry them in hot oil until they are crispy.
  • Arrange the sushi pieces on a serving platter. Drizzle them with additional spicy mayo (This is optional, each can make his own garnishing). Top each sushi piece with a tempura-fried jalapeño ring. Sprinkle with thinly sliced green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Rinsing the rice thoroughly until the water runs clear is crucial.
  • A sharp knife ensures clean cuts and prevents the sushi roll from being squashed. So Clean the knife with a damp cloth between cuts.
  • Avoid overfilling the sushi roll with too many ingredients. This makes it difficult to roll.
  • Allow the seasoned sushi rice to cool to room temperature before assembling the rolls. Hot rice can make the nori difficult to handle.
  • Prepare and fry the tempura jalapeños just before serving to keep them crispy.
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This blog is all about delicious easy-to-make recipes. I aim to make cooking enjoyable, especially for those who, like me, may not be expert chefs but have a love for trying new things in the kitchen.