Seared Salmon Nigiri

Here is an easy way to create a delicious sushi dish, without the hassle of rolling. Serve as an appetizer at a dinner party, or as a main course for date night!

 

 

Seared salmon nigiri sushi atop sushi rice and nori

Seared Salmon Nigiri

Here is an easy way to create a delicious sushi dish, without the hassle of rolling. Serve as an appetizer at a dinner party, or as a main course for date night!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz salmon
  • calrose rice
  • ½ tbsp neutral oil (corn, vegetable or peanut)
  • 1 large sheet nori
  • pickled ginger garnish
  • 1-2 tsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 bunch green onions thinly sliced

Rice Seasoning

  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Rinse rice 3-5 times with fresh water, until the water runs clear and is no longer cloudy. Preheat oven to 400°F. Add 1¼ cups water and 1 cup of rice to an oven-safe pot. Bring to a boil on the stove. Once the water has reached boiling, transfer the pot into the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • In a small pan heat rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Pour over cooked rice. Stir to coat.
  • Season salmon with salt on all sides. Pat dry with a paper. In a hot pan add neutral oil. Place salmon into the hot pan cooking for only 10 seconds on each side. Remove from pan. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes. At a 45° angle cut salmon into half inch pieces.
  • With the nori create a thin rectangle that will form a bed for the rice. Shape rice into a rectangle or log on top of the nori. Place salmon on top of the rice.
  • Garnish the plate with a small pile of pickled ginger. Drizzle teriyaki and sprinkle green onions around the plate. Enjoy!
Keyword nigiri, rice, Salmon, seared salmon, sushi
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