How to Make A Shrimp Tempura Roll with Avocado on Top

Making a Shrimp Tempura Roll with Avocado on Top

I love to make sushi at home, and I love to teach others how to make a Shrimp tempura roll right in their own home kitchens. Learning how to make a sushi rolls is a very simple process that I am sure you will enjoy doing time and time again.  The sweet eel sauce drizzled on top, combined with the tangy cream cheese, paired with the crunchy, salty shrimp tempura and steamed fresh Asparagus makes this an irresistible recipe for Shrimp tempura roll sushi.  I hope that you enjoy following this easy recipe for Shrimp tempura roll sushi.

Shrimp Tempura for American Sushi Rolls

Shrimp Tempura for American Sushi Rolls

Needed Equipment:

  • Sushi Mat
  • Sharp Knife
  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag
  • Squeeze Bottle (for Eel sauce)
  • Toaster Oven (or a regular oven will do as well)
  • Cellophane Wrap


  • Sushi Rice (prepared, one large handful)
  • Nori Sheet (2/3rd)
  • Cream Cheese: 1/3 Less Fat (1/2” x 1/2” to the length of the Nori sheet)
  • Shrimp Tempura (prepared and store bought; enough to cover the Nori sheet length wise)
  • 1 Hass avocado (cut into thin slices)
  • Eel Sauce

Presentation Tip: Use small square plates in jet black to give this American sushi roll dish classy effect.

Place the sushi mat inside of the gallon sized plastic freezer bag, this ensures that the sushi rice does not become embedded into the mat, and is easy to clean up when you are going to make sushi.  Lay the Nori seaweed square on top of the plastic covered sushi mat. Wet your hands and add a handful of prepared sushi rice in the middle of the Nori and gently spread out to the edges. Press down gently, and flip the sushi rice covered Nori so that he rice side is touching the plastic covered sushi roll mat. Next, add the slice of cream cheese, I like to slice it straight from the block into one long rectangle and lay it the entire length of the Nori.  This adds a creamy delicious flavor that goes well with many Shrimp tempura roll, particularly one with shrimp tempura. The easiest and tastiest way to use the shrimp tempura in this recipe is to stick them in a hot toaster oven for about ten minutes until they are golden and crispy. Prepared shrimp tempura can be purchased from your local marketplace in the frozen food section. Make sure that the shrimp tempura has had plenty of time to cool prior to placing them next to the cream cheese so that the cream cheese does not melt. Next add the fresh steamed Asparagus.

Shrimp tempura roll

Shrimp Tempura Sushi Roll with Avocado on Top

Shrimp Tempura Roll with Avocado on Top

Now it is time to roll! Roll the sushi mat over the Shrimp tempura roll, away from you, creating a nice seal from the sushi rice on seaweed. Roll it again to ensure that it is fully sealed. Cut open and scoop out the contents of the avocado in as large of a piece as you can manage. Cut the avocado into thin slices, and place on top of the sushi roll.  I like to use avocados that are slightly riper than normal so that they form to the top of the Shrimp tempura roll better. Place a piece of cellophane wrap over the top and gently press down across the entirety of the Shrimp tempura roll. Grab your serrated knife, making sure that it is really wet, and slice through the center of the Shrimp tempura roll, while leaving the cellophane in place. Cut those pieces is half again, and then each piece in half again until you have eight equal sized pieces of  the Shrimp tempura roll. Make sure to wipe your knife off in between cuts so that the cream cheese does not build up and cause the sushi roll to tear.

Drizzle eel sauce on top to add a delicious sweetness.  This is an amazing flavor combination as we have the cream cheese and creamy avocado, the crunchy steamed Asparagus, and the warm salty shrimp tempura. This easy Shrimp tempura roll recipe should now be plated on a dark square, preferably black or red plate for a fancy guest presentation After tasting this amazing Shrimp tempura roll recipe, you may decide that not sharing is your better option. Enjoy!

Making a Shrimp Tempura Roll with Avocado on Top

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