How to Make Sashimi Rolls

Preparing delectable and mouth-watering sashimi rolls might seem challenging at first. But you don’t need to be a professional to master the unique technique required to make this Japanese delicacy.

Sashimi rolls are an innovative dish. It’s the same as sushi rolls but with a slight twist. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll realize just how quick and easy it is to prepare it. The taste is incredible, so don’t miss out on this astonishing delicacy. Preparing mouth-watering and chewy rolls can be done in 5 steps:

  1. Prepare rice paper
  2. Thinly slice tuna and place it on the rice paper
  3. Add avocado and tuna
  4. Add the cucumber and roll the rice paper
  5. Cut the sashimi rolls and prepare the sauce

Sashimi rolls taste incredible on their own, but when paired with an umami sauce made from sriracha, honey, and vinegar, the flavor is truly appetizing. Therefore, I am going to explain in the simplest way how to make sashimi rolls and surprise your guests with a meal they will love.

What You’re Going to Need

The kitchen equipment you will require for the dish are:

  • One bowl,
  • A sharp knife,
  • A bamboo sushi rolling mat.

The ingredients you will need for preparing sashimi rolls are:

  • 7 oz. salmon boneless filets,
  • 7 oz. fresh tuna filets,
  • One avocado,
  • One cucumber,
  • Rice paper wrappers,
  • Lettuce,
  • Red cabbage.

If you want to elevate the taste of your sashimi rolls, get the ingredients that are needed for the umami sauce, which are:

  • 1 tbsp honey,
  • 2 tbsp sriracha,
  • 3 cloves of garlic,
  • 1 tbsp vinegar,
  • ¼ tsp soy sauce,
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds,
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil.

Video Tutorial

The precise steps that will be covered in the article are demonstrated in this video. Use the technique presented by the chef in order to make a delicious dish.

Step 1 – Prepare Rice Paper Wrappers

Rice paper wrappers are a nutritious and delicious alternative to nori sheets and will make your sashimi rolls fresh and fun. However, upon taking them out of the package, you will notice that they are solid. They have to become soft and easy to break.

First, you should take one bowl and fill it with water. Next, place one rice paper wrapper into the bowl and soak it for 30 to 40 seconds. One rice paper will be enough for one sashimi roll. After it becomes soft, take it out of the water and put it aside.

Step 2 – Thinly Slice Salmon and Place It on the Rice Paper

The fish should be kept in the refrigerator until it’s time to be sliced and served. After preparing your rice paper wrappers, take a sharp sashimi knife and slice the salmon against the grain in the same way as when making sashimi. Cut the fish into strips, then take the long ones and arrange them along the middle of the rice paper.

Step 3 – Add Avocado and Tuna

Cut the avocado open and set aside the piece with the stone. With your knife, slice the avocado into even pieces and place them on top of the salmon on the rice paper. Then, cut the tuna thinly into equal pieces as if you are preparing tuna sashimi.

Use one piece of salmon that you’ve already cut as a measure when cutting the tuna. It will help you get even pieces that would fit on the rice paper nicely. If you want to embellish the rolls even more, consider adding lettuce and red cabbage to the mix.

Step 4 – Add the Cucumber and Roll the Rice Paper

First, wash the cucumber but don’t peel it. Cut it into domino-shaped slices and place them over the avocado and align the pieces with tuna on the rice paper. Once you have all the ingredients aligned on the wrapper, proceed with rolling the sashimi carefully.

It’s vital to do it slowly since the rice paper can easily break, and the ingredients can slide off the wrapper. With the bamboo mat, make a square of the sashimi roll. Hold the roll for a bit inside the bamboo mat until you think the sashimi is ready to be cut into rolls.

Step 5 – Cut the Sashimi Roll and Prepare the Sauce

When you take the roll out of the bamboo mat, place it on a cutting board where it will be easy to cut your sashimi rolls. Take the sharp knife and first cut the roll in the middle. Then, proceed to cut the sides of the roll since they won’t be served on the plate.

Make the rolls by cutting first the middle part of the roll and then on the sides. Next, you can serve the sashimi rolls on a plate of your choosing.

It is optional to prepare the sauce that will be paired with the sashimi rolls. The delicious flavor that the sashimi rolls get when they are dipped in a savory sushi sauce is truly incredible. Therefore, pour ¼ tsp of soy sauce onto a small plate and add 1 tsp honey, 2 tbsp sriracha, and 1 tbsp vinegar.

Mix them with a spoon and add three cloves of minced garlic. If you want to get the sauce to taste unique, pour 1/4 tsp sesame oil and add toasted sesame seeds. Dip the sashimi rolls into the sauce and enjoy the exquisite taste.

Final Thoughts

Fresh and healthy sashimi rolls are a Japanese delicacy loved all over the world. Now you know the simplest method of preparing the best sashimi rolls. With a sauce made from sriracha and vinegar, you’ll surely spice things up.

If you want the dish to turn out right, you should purchase quality rice papers from an Asian market and have the sharpest Japanese knife required to cut the fish filets into equal pieces. The authentic and savory flavor of sashimi rolls is proof that purchasing high-quality ingredients and learning the correct preparation technique is worth it in the end.