Salmon and Crab Sushi – Save a Fortune and Make the BEST Sushi from Scratch

We have sushi on a monthly basis. Deep fried, sweet potato, shrimp, Avocado roll and more. The night before we left for our family vacation, the family decided to have Salmon and Crab Sushi for dinner.

The kids really love having Sushi, and in addition to loving Sushi, we also love Hibachi. While on our vacation to South Dakota, we went to a Hibachi and Sushi restaurant. Who doesn’t love a little fire?

lighting up an onion volcano

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Family Vacation Time

While on vacation, we passed through a city with a great Hibachi restaurant and couldn’t pass up the opportunity for an entertaining dinner. Stay tuned for a future recipe where I make a recipe for Miso Soup.

Levi, Elliana and Tyler enjoying soup

In addition to Hibachi, we ordered a boat of sushi! All four kids enjoyed the soup, steak, chicken and sushi.

Sushi boat!

Please excuse the blurriness… the restaurant lighting was not working with my phone. Matthew was even working at avoiding pictures on vacation.

Samuel, Matthew and Monica

Steak and shrimp go well with a giant sushi boat!

hibachi steak and shrimp with rice and vegetables

We have made Sushi in the past. Check out a recipe for Crab Sushi by clicking the link below.

And when you want the PERFECT rice recipe, look no further than Simply Ming’s recipe for Sushi Rice.

Simply Ming: Secrets of how to make perfect rice – Bing video

Recipe

Ingredients

1 Cucumber
Carrot
2 packs of Crab; Leg style
Cream Cheese
1 Avocado
Eel Sauce
Soy Sauce
Salmon

ingredients for Salmon and Crab Sushi on stovetop

Directions

1. Begin to prep your ingredients by first rinsing the sushi rice and then add water and a drop of Sesame Oil. Then, bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and cover, simmering for 20 minutes until done.

2. On a cutting board, rinse the cucumber and carrot and then peel the skin and peel each with a vegetable peeler.

3. Open the packages of crab and then place them on the cutting board with the sliced carrots and cucumbers. When also doing Salmon Sushi, we like to have the option for another ingredient so our kids can learn the different variety and textures of the fish.

vegetables prepped on cutting board for Salmon Crab Sushi

4. While the rice is cooking, make your own sauces! Siracha Mayo is so easy to make by adding 1/4 cup Mayo with 1/4 cup Siracha. Then whisk well to combine.

5. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium heat and then season the salmon with salt and place it skin-side-up and sear for 3-5 minutes.
Then, using a spatula, flip the salmon and sear skin-side-down for an additional 2 minutes or until the salmon is cooked.

6. Once the Salmon is done, remove it from the cast iron skillet and place it onto a plate and then remove the skin.

Salmon, crab, cucumber,avocado and carrot prepped for Salmon Crab Sushi

Prep the Wrap

7. Place a sushi wrapper on a cutting board and then using a butter knife, add cream cheese to one side.

add cream cheese to sushi

8. Using a spoon, spread sushi rice over the entire seaweed wrap in a thin layer.

add sushi rice to top of sushi wrapper

9. Time to add the Sushi ingredients. Lay pieces of crab, cucumber, avocado and also Salmon on top of the rice.
Make sure to not overload the sushi!

Roll the Sushi

10. Then wrap the sushi nice and tight, rolling from one end to the end with the cream cheese.
Then let the Salmon and Crab Sushi rest, seam side down, for 5 minutes before cutting.

11. Use a sharp knife and then slice the Salmon and Crab Sushi into 1/3-inch-thick pieces.

slice salmon and crab sushi on a cutting board

12. Plate the Salmon and Crab Sushi and then drizzle with Siracha Mayo, Eel sauce and enjoy!
~Monica

Salmon and Crab Sushi plated with siracha mayo

Salmon and Crab Sushi Recipe

Salmon and Crab Sushi Ingredients

1 Cucumber
Carrot
2 packs of Crab; Leg style
Cream Cheese
1 Avocado
Eel Sauce
Soy Sauce
Salmon

Salmon and Crab Sushi Directions

1. Rinse the sushi rice and then add water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and cover, simmering for 20 minutes until done.
2. Rinse the cucumber and carrot and then peel the skin and peel each with a vegetable peeler.
3. Open the packages of crab and then place them on the cutting board with the sliced carrots and cucumbers.
4. While the rice is cooking, make your own sauces! Siracha Mayo is so easy to make by adding 1/4 cup Mayo with 1/4 cup Siracha. Then whisk well to combine.
5. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium heat and then season the salmon with salt and place it skin-side-up and sear for 3-5 minutes. Then, using a spatula, flip the salmon and sear skin-side-down for an additional 2 minutes or until the salmon is cooked.
7. Place a sushi wrapper on a cutting board and then using a butter knife, gently add cream cheese to one side.
8. Using a spoon, spread sushi rice over the entire seaweed wrap in a thin layer.
9. Time to add the Sushi ingredients. Lay pieces of crab, cucumber, avocado and also Salmon on top of the rice. Make sure to not overload the sushi!
10. Then wrap the sushi nice and tight, rolling from one end to the end with the cream cheese. Then let the Salmon and Crab Sushi rest, seam side down, for 5 minutes before cutting.
11. Use a sharp knife and then slice the Salmon and Crab Sushi into 1/3-inch-thick pieces.
12. Plate the Salmon and Crab Sushi and then drizzle with Siracha Mayo, Eel sauce and enjoy!
~Monica

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I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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