Cooked Shrimp Sushi Recipe

  • Yield: 5
  • Servings: 5
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 35m
  • Ready In: 45m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    3.5 g
  • Cholesterol

    17 mg
  • Fat

    0.2 g
  • Fiber

    0 g
  • Protein

    2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat

    0.8 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    79 mg
  • Sugar

    0 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0 g
  • Potassium

    20 mg
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Cooked shrimp sushi recipe. Sushi is easy to make and delicious when you know how to make it. Cooked shrimp sushi recipe. Sushi is easy to make and delicious when you know how to make it. This recipe for shrimp and sushi will give you step-by-step instructions for the perfect dish.

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What is Sushi?

Sushi is a type of Japanese food that is prepared with specially selected vinegared rice, seasoned and often flavored with salt and sugar, combined with other ingredients such as cooked seafood, vegetables, or fruits.

Sushi is traditionally made by hand, though machines are sometimes used to speed up the process. The word sushi comes from the verb “to scatter” in reference to the way the rice is pressed down to form a layer on top of the sushi ingredients.

Sushi has spread worldwide and has been adapted into many different cuisines.

Which Types of Rice Should I Use to Make Shrimp Sushi?

There are four different types of rice that can be used to make sushi. These include Japanese short-grain white, medium-grain white, long-grain white, and jasmine rice.

It is important to use the right type of rice with the right fish type as they have different textures and tastes. For example, medium-grain white rice works well with beef or pork while jasmine rice is best for making sushi with raw fish.

What Are the Different Types of Nori and How Do They Occur in Cooked Shrimp Sushi?

Nori is a type of seaweed that is used in sushi. It can be found in the form of sheets or thin, round slices. The sheets are typically used for nigiri (hand rolls) and the thin, round slices are used for maki (rolls).

Nori can be found in different colors and textures depending on the location it was harvested from. It also comes with different flavors such as salt, sweet, umami, and bitter.

How to Make a Basic Sushi Roll

Making sushi is a fun and easy activity for the whole family. It’s a great way to try new flavors and textures without spending too much money. The ingredients you need for this recipe are raw shrimp, ginger, mirin, sugar, soy sauce, wasabi paste, and nori seaweed sheets. You can also make your own homemade sushi rice using white or brown rice, water, rice vinegar, and a pinch of salt.

To make the sushi rice, mix the rice with water and vinegar in a pot on medium-high heat for about 15 minutes. Drain the liquid from the cooked rice and add salt, to taste.

How to Prepare your Sauce for the Best-tasting Shrimp Sushi Dish?

The best-tasting sushi dishes are made with a sauce that is prepared with the right balance of flavors. Red Thai curry paste and green curry paste are two types of sauces that you can prepare to make your sushi dish taste better.

In order to make your own red Thai curry paste, you need to start by roasting the chilies on low heat until they release their oils. Then, remove them from the pan and let them cool down for a few minutes before grinding them in a mortar and pestle or using a blender. After grinding, add chopped ginger, garlic, green onion, coriander leaves, and some water in the blender or mortar and pestle before pounding it into a smooth paste.

Cooked Shrimp Sushi Recipe

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  • 10 large raw shrimp, heads removed
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 cups freshly cooked sushi rice
  • wasabi paste
  • Japanese soy sauce
  • pickled ginger, to serve


Step 1

Insert a thin wooden skewer along the underside of each shrimp to prevent it from curling as it cooks. Cover a large pan with 1-inch (2.5 cm) of fresh water. Add the sake, and salt and bring to a boil. Add the skewered shrimps and simmer for 2 minutes, or until they turn pink.

Step 2

Drain cooked shrimp, set aside, and let cool completely. Peel each shrimp then cut along the back of the body and scrape out the intestinal thread.

Step 3

Deepen the incision and carefully open the shrimp into a flat butterfly shape. Sprinkle with rice vinegar and refrigerate.

Step 4

Wet a finger sushi mold. Fill each section with sushi rice, working the rice into the corners. Press down with the lid, then remove it, and turn blocks out onto the chopping board. Repeat so that you have sushi blocks.

Step 5

Shape the rice by hand. Take a golf-ball amount of sushi rice in the palm of one hand, then press it into an oblong, using your palm and the fingers of your other hand. The block should be 2-inches(5 cm) long and 3/4 - inches(2 cm) wide.

Step 6

Repeat to make blocks and place them on a chopping board. Dab a little wasabi paste in the center of each sushi rice block, then lay a butterflied shrimp on top. Serve shrimp sushi with soy sauce, pickled ginger, and extra wasabi paste.

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