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Gravlax Salmon Maki Sushi Roll

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A delightful gravlax salmon maki sushi roll made with a package of IKEA smoked salmon gravlax, in a fresh tasting and easy sushi roll.

gravlax salmon maki sushi roll presentation

This gravlax salmon maki sushi roll is super convenient to make with a package of gravlax smoked salmon.

It also offers a tasty combination of cream cheese, cucumber and avocado that is so satisfying in a sushi roll.

It’s easy to prepare and a great option for someone new to making homemade sushi as the steps are relatively simple.

Gravlax salmon maki sushi rolls are the perfect choice to add to your homemade sushi menus.

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Ingredients In Gravlax Salmon Maki Sushi Roll

gravlax salmon maki sushi roll ingredients mise en place
  • Sushi Rice — from failproof Instant Pot sushi rice recipe
  • Nori Sheet — you can find these in Asian grocery stores and in many well stocked grocery stores.
  • Gravlax Smoked Salmon — thawed package of smoked salmon gravlax, that you can purchase at IKEA Supermarket if you have one nearby, otherwise you can find smoked salmon in the seafood section at well stocked local grocery stores.
  • Cucumber — sliced in long strips.
  • Bell Pepper — sliced in strips.
  • Cream Cheese — sliced in long strips.
  • Avocado — optional, add sliced ripe avocado.

Optional Ingredient Variations — can add sliced avocado to this roll. Thin carrot slices are also nice.

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How To Make Gravlax Salmon Maki Sushi Roll

STEP 1: Spread Sushi Rice On Nori Sheet

Use your preferred method to spread an even layer of sushi rice onto a nori sheet. We have provided a technique for doing so that we find useful, in the following diagram. Plus, you can read more about our process in this post How To Roll Sushi The Easy Way.

sushi spreading rice on nori step by step

STEP 2: Place Smoked Salmon On Rice

After you have spread an even layer of sushi rice onto the nori, arrange the gravlax smoked salmon evenly on top of the rice.

gravlax salmon maki sushi roll step 1

STEP 3: Add Toppings

Next, you’ll add your vegetables (cucumber, bell pepper, avocado if using) and cream cheese.

gravlax salmon maki sushi roll step 2

STEP 4: Roll it Up

Transfer the nori sheet with toppings (with the plastic sheet) on top of a bamboo sushi rolling mat. Use the mat to tightly roll up the gravlax maki roll sushi.

gravlax salmon maki sushi roll step 3

STEP 5: Cut in Pieces

Remove the sushi roll from the bamboo mat and plastic sheet. Cut the sushi roll in equal pieces, about a half an inch wide.

gravlax salmon maki sushi roll step 4
gravlax salmon maki sushi roll top down

What To Serve With Gravlax Salmon Maki Sushi Roll

Sushi maki rolls are typically served with soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger and homemade spicy mayo sauce. Try this super delicious spicy sriracha sushi dipping sauce without mayo.

Miso soup and seaweed salad (wakame) can also be served as appetizer and side dishes with sushi rolls.

For a more substantial Japanese inspired dinner, feel free to add chicken or beef teriyaki and Japanese potstickers (gyoza).

And of course, the more homemade sushi rolls, the merrier!

More Homemade Sushi Rolls

Once you get started, it’s easy to make more sushi rolls. You can make several at a time, especially if you prep some of the mixes ahead of time. The batch of failproof instant pot sushi rice makes enough for eight different sushi rolls.

For instance, canned crabmeat, canned tuna and canned salmon mixes can be prepared and kept covered in the fridge until ready to use. The creamy smoked salmon mix and shrimp mix can also be made ahead.

Then, all you need to do is add the mixes to the nori and rice, with the toppings and roll them up.

The three types of smoked salmon sushi don’t require any prep, just thaw the frozen smoked salmon package and you can use it immediately. Moreover, the flat packaging allows the salmon to thaw quickly. Gravlax sushi rolls are another perfect use for IKEA smoked salmon gravlax.

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Easy Homemade Sushi Dinner — Back From Left To Right: Spicy Canned Tuna Roll, Shrimp Roll, Canned Salmon Roll, Gravlax Salmon Maki Roll, Canned Crabmeat Roll, Creamy Gravlax Uramaki Roll Front: Gravlax Salmon Sushi Roll Uramaki

Storage Tips For Gravlax Salmon Maki Sushi Roll

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Shrimp Sushi Roll Uramaki are so tasty with delectable cold water shrimp that you can purchase at IKEA Supermarket, and caviar (or seaweed pearls) that you can also find at IKEA supermarket.

This sushi roll reminds us of Swedish Toast Skagen sushi, and is definitely Skagenröra inspired.

shrimp sushi roll uramaki presentation shown with gravlax salmon maki sushi roll

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gravlax salmon maki sushi roll recipe

Gravlax Salmon Maki Sushi Roll

Susan & Björn
Convenient to make, gravlax salmon maki sushi rolls are an easy favorite flavor combo with IKEA gravlax smoked salmon, cucumber, avocado and cream cheese. Serve with wasabi, spicy sriracha mayo and soy sauce.
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servings2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Calories 310 kcal
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrates 22 g

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup Sushi Rice
  • 2 Nori Sheet
  • 7 ounces Smoked Salmon
  • ¼ cup Cucumber, cut into sicks
  • ¼ cup Bell Pepper, cut into sicks
  • ¼ cup Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cup Avocado, sliced, optional

Instructions
 

  • Spread sushi rice on the nori sheet. We have outlined a method that involves flattening the rice using two sheets of plastic cut from a large Ziplock bag to help with the stickiness of rice issue. See diagram if you'd like to try our method, otherwise you can use your preferred method for distributing the sushi rice evenly on the nori.
    sushi spreading rice on nori step by step
  • Evenly place the smoked salmon on the rice side of the sushi.
    gravlax salmon maki sushi roll step 1
  • Add the bell peppers, cucumber, cream cheese and avocado, if using.
    gravlax salmon maki sushi roll step 2
  • Using a bamboo sushi mat, roll up the sushi.
    gravlax salmon maki sushi roll step 3
  • Cut in equal pieces, about half an inch wide.
    gravlax salmon maki sushi roll step 4

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 1g Net Carbohydrates: 21g Protein: 22g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 52mg Sodium: 875mg Potassium: 292mg Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 653IU Vitamin C: 36mg Calcium: 47mg Iron: 1mg

Note

The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.

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