If you follow me on instagram, then a few weeks ago you would have seen me and my family making and grubbing down on sushiritos.

What is a Sushirito you might ask???

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Well that’s what I wanted to know when Pete came home and could not stop talking about them. Have you guys heard about this new restaurant chain in the California Bay Area? Have any of you been there?

Well, as soon as I took a look at these huge burrito sized sushi rolls I knew I was in.

I have wanted to make homemade sushi with the kids for ages, and I finally got my act together and gathered some of the crucial ingredients for the job.

-Really high quality raw fish. I went to Uwajimaya an Asian specialty store in the Seattle area that we are super lucky to have. Talk to your fish monger about the freshest fish that you would like to eat poke style.

Sushi Rice. This is not regular sticky white rice! I was also able to find this at Uwajimaya, but here is a great recipe for making your own sushi rice!

A sushi Matt, which ranges from $2-$5 on Amazon and was $1.75 at Uwajimaya.

-Toasted Nori Sheets

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

After that, it is really up to you. The sky is the limit!! Coco did avocado, fried tofu and potato chips. In fact, all of us crumbled up potato chips into our sushiritos. I may have used jalapeno flavored chips!!

You can customize every last detail of your sushirito and OMG are they delicious! We were all obsessed with our own custom creations and we had so much fun making them. The kids made their own which was messy but very entertaining, and Pete ate like 3 of these no problem!

This is a new family favorite and we are trying to make a sushirito/movie night tradition once a month on a Friday night. But Pete and I were also thinking how fun this would be for a grownup Friday night- I woudl love to have a sushirito dinner party with a sake bar. Ideas….

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

For the Spicy Salmon:
Mince the salmon (which I chop that finely with a heavy chefs knife, or even better- a hatchet). Mix the salmon, sriracha, tamari and the minced green onion together. Set aside.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Turn on the gas flame on your stove. Using tongs to hold each piece of nori, just briefly wave the nori through the flame. It is just enough to warm it and become flexible.

Lay the nori sheet on the sushi matt. Set a little dish of water near where you are working. Dip your fingers in the water and then use small handfuls of rice and press it with your wet fingers onto the nori. Continue, wetting your hands often, until you have a thin layer of rice that covers all but a slim strip at the top of the nori. Sprinkle the rice with toasted sesame seeds.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Now you get to add the filling! I placed two romaine heart leaves in the center and then filled it with a quarter of the spicy salmon filling. I added avocado and Persian cucumber slices.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Then I added shredded carrots and a healthy drizzle of sriracha and a few more sesame seeds.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Gently roll the sushiritto up, using the matt to help you. I use the water dish to use my fingers to wet the strip of exposed nori that will help seal the edge of the roll up. The filling on this is much larger than a normal sushi roll, so you have to do it tightly and let it kind of dry at the seam for a minute before you pick it up.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Now slice it in half and serve immediately and then make your next one!

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Spicy Salmon Sushirito
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Spicy Salmon:
  • 8 ounces raw high quality tuna, minced
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
  • ¼ cup finely minced green onions
  • 4 large sheets toasted nori
  • 3 cups sushi rice
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • Possible Add-Ins:
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Avocado slices
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Persian cucumber slices
  • Sriracha
  • Fried tofu
  • Potato Chips!!!
  • Mango
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Cooked Shrimp
Instructions
  1. For the Spicy Salmon:
  2. Mince the salmon (which I chop that finely with a heavy chefs knife, or even better- a hatchet). Mix the salmon, sriracha, tamari and the minced green onion together. Set aside.
  3. Turn on the gas flame on your stove. Using tongs to hold each piece of nori, just briefly wave the nori through the flame. It is just enough to warm it and become flexible.
  4. Lay the nori sheet on the sushi matt. Set a little dish of water near where you are working. Dip your fingers in the water and then use small handfuls of rice and press it with your wet fingers onto the nori. Continue, wetting your hands often, until you have a thin layer of rice that covers all but a slim strip at the top of the nori. Sprinkle the rice with toasted sesame seeds.
  5. Now you get to add the filling! I placed two romaine heart leaves in the center and then filled it with a quarter of the spicy salmon filling. I added avocado and Persian cucumber slices.
  6. Then I added shredded carrots and a healthy drizzle of sriracha and a few more sesame seeds.
  7. Gently roll the sushiritto up, using the matt to help you. I use the water dish to use my fingers to wet the strip of exposed nori that will help seal the edge of the roll up. The filling on this is much larger than a normal sushi roll, so you have to do it tightly and let it kind of dry at the seam for a minute before you pick it up. Now slice it in half and serve immediately and then make your next one!

 

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If you follow me on instagram, then a few weeks ago you would have seen me and my family making and grubbing down on sushiritos.

What is a Sushirito you might ask???

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Well that’s what I wanted to know when Pete came home and could not stop talking about them. Have you guys heard about this new restaurant chain in the California Bay Area? Have any of you been there?

Well, as soon as I took a look at these huge burrito sized sushi rolls I knew I was in.

I have wanted to make homemade sushi with the kids for ages, and I finally got my act together and gathered some of the crucial ingredients for the job.

-Really high quality raw fish. I went to Uwajimaya an Asian specialty store in the Seattle area that we are super lucky to have. Talk to your fish monger about the freshest fish that you would like to eat poke style.

Sushi Rice. This is not regular sticky white rice! I was also able to find this at Uwajimaya, but here is a great recipe for making your own sushi rice!

A sushi Matt, which ranges from $2-$5 on Amazon and was $1.75 at Uwajimaya.

-Toasted Nori Sheets

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

After that, it is really up to you. The sky is the limit!! Coco did avocado, fried tofu and potato chips. In fact, all of us crumbled up potato chips into our sushiritos. I may have used jalapeno flavored chips!!

You can customize every last detail of your sushirito and OMG are they delicious! We were all obsessed with our own custom creations and we had so much fun making them. The kids made their own which was messy but very entertaining, and Pete ate like 3 of these no problem!

This is a new family favorite and we are trying to make a sushirito/movie night tradition once a month on a Friday night. But Pete and I were also thinking how fun this would be for a grownup Friday night- I woudl love to have a sushirito dinner party with a sake bar. Ideas….

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

For the Spicy Salmon:
Mince the salmon (which I chop that finely with a heavy chefs knife, or even better- a hatchet). Mix the salmon, sriracha, tamari and the minced green onion together. Set aside.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Turn on the gas flame on your stove. Using tongs to hold each piece of nori, just briefly wave the nori through the flame. It is just enough to warm it and become flexible.

Lay the nori sheet on the sushi matt. Set a little dish of water near where you are working. Dip your fingers in the water and then use small handfuls of rice and press it with your wet fingers onto the nori. Continue, wetting your hands often, until you have a thin layer of rice that covers all but a slim strip at the top of the nori. Sprinkle the rice with toasted sesame seeds.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Now you get to add the filling! I placed two romaine heart leaves in the center and then filled it with a quarter of the spicy salmon filling. I added avocado and Persian cucumber slices.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Then I added shredded carrots and a healthy drizzle of sriracha and a few more sesame seeds.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Gently roll the sushiritto up, using the matt to help you. I use the water dish to use my fingers to wet the strip of exposed nori that will help seal the edge of the roll up. The filling on this is much larger than a normal sushi roll, so you have to do it tightly and let it kind of dry at the seam for a minute before you pick it up.

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Now slice it in half and serve immediately and then make your next one!

Spicy Salmon Sushritto from HeatherChristo

Spicy Salmon Sushirito
Author: 
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Spicy Salmon:
  • 8 ounces raw high quality tuna, minced
  • 2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
  • ¼ cup finely minced green onions
  • 4 large sheets toasted nori
  • 3 cups sushi rice
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • Possible Add-Ins:
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Avocado slices
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Persian cucumber slices
  • Sriracha
  • Fried tofu
  • Potato Chips!!!
  • Mango
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Cooked Shrimp
Instructions
  1. For the Spicy Salmon:
  2. Mince the salmon (which I chop that finely with a heavy chefs knife, or even better- a hatchet). Mix the salmon, sriracha, tamari and the minced green onion together. Set aside.
  3. Turn on the gas flame on your stove. Using tongs to hold each piece of nori, just briefly wave the nori through the flame. It is just enough to warm it and become flexible.
  4. Lay the nori sheet on the sushi matt. Set a little dish of water near where you are working. Dip your fingers in the water and then use small handfuls of rice and press it with your wet fingers onto the nori. Continue, wetting your hands often, until you have a thin layer of rice that covers all but a slim strip at the top of the nori. Sprinkle the rice with toasted sesame seeds.
  5. Now you get to add the filling! I placed two romaine heart leaves in the center and then filled it with a quarter of the spicy salmon filling. I added avocado and Persian cucumber slices.
  6. Then I added shredded carrots and a healthy drizzle of sriracha and a few more sesame seeds.
  7. Gently roll the sushiritto up, using the matt to help you. I use the water dish to use my fingers to wet the strip of exposed nori that will help seal the edge of the roll up. The filling on this is much larger than a normal sushi roll, so you have to do it tightly and let it kind of dry at the seam for a minute before you pick it up. Now slice it in half and serve immediately and then make your next one!