How to Make An American Dream Sushi Roll

American Dream Sushi Roll Sushi Rolls Recipes

How to Make An Amer­i­can Dream Sushi Roll

The Amer­i­can Dream roll con­jures up a nos­tal­gic time when Leave it to Beaver and I Love Lucy were trend­ing in, and poo­dle skirts were all the rave.  This sushi recipe is about today’s Amer­i­can dream, pri­mar­ily the dream of expe­ri­enc­ing amaz­ing palette pleas­ing food that brings together west­ern style sushi recipes and Asian flair!


Equip­ment Needed:

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

Ingre­di­ents:

  • 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
  • Spicy Crab (srirachi hot sauce, shred­ded imi­ta­tion crab sticks, mayonnaise)
Pre­sen­ta­tion: Although red, white, and blue plates might seem like they fit the Amer­i­can Dream Sushi Roll theme, I pre­fer to allow the beau­ti­ful col­ors of this bril­liantly vibrant sushi recipe pop by using plain black or plain white square plates.

 Amer­i­can Dream Sushi Roll

Shrimp Tempura for Sushi Rolls

Shrimp Tem­pura for Sushi Rolls

Place the frozen, store bought shrimp tem­pura into the toaster open for ten to fif­teen min­utes until its but­tery crispi­ness has browned to per­fec­tion. Place your sushi mat inside of the one gal­lon freezer bag and seal it so that none of the sushi pre­pared rice, avo­cado, and cream cheese stick to the sushi mat while you are mak­ing this shrimp tem­pura sushi roll.  Lay the 2/3rd sheet of Nori down on the freezer bag cov­ered sushi mat. Then take a palm full of the sushi pre­pared rice and place it evenly across the sheet of Nori and press down gently.

Flip the Nori sheet over so that the sea­weed side is now fac­ing up and add the cream cheese sticks across the length of the Nori.  I always like to add my cream cheese as the first ingre­di­ent as it reduces the mess when you add other ingre­di­ents on top and then roll in this recipe. Now it’s time to add the but­tery shrimp tem­pura to this Amer­i­can Dream Sushi Roll. Once the crispy shrimp tem­pura have cooled to the touch, add them along­side the cream cheese.  Next spread the spicy crab uni­formly across the entire sheet of Nori.  Spicy crab can be pur­chased in the store but I pre­fer to make it at home by shred­ding imi­ta­tion crab sticks, and then adding may­on­naise and srirachi hot sauce to taste. Now roll the sushi mat over the roll, away from you, cre­at­ing a nice seal from the sushi rice on sushi rice effect. Press it down and roll it again to ensure that it is fully sealed.

Spicy Crab Recipe for American Sushi Rolls

Spicy Crab Recipe for Amer­i­can Sushi Rolls

Cut the ripe Hass avo­cado in half and scoop out the avo­cado in two large pieces pos­si­ble.  When shop­ping for the per­fect avo­cado make sure to test before pur­chas­ing by gen­tly push­ing on the exte­rior of the avo­cado. It should give a lit­tle bit, but not so much that it’s ready for gua­camole.  Cut the avo­cado into thin slices and gen­tly lay them across the top of the sushi pre­pared rice on the out­side of this sushi recipe. Place the cel­lo­phane wrap over the avo­cado cov­ered Amer­i­can Dream Sushi Roll, and press down gen­tly, this will seal the avo­cado to the roll and make for a beau­ti­ful pre­sen­ta­tion. I pre­fer to leave the cel­lo­phane wrap on when cut­ting. Using a wet ser­rated knife cut this Amer­i­can Dream Sushi recipe in half and wipe the knife with a wet cloth. It is impor­tant to wipe your knife off between cuts any­time that you are prepar­ing a sushi recipe that includes avo­cado or cream cheese.  Line the roll up and cut it in half, and then in half again until you have eight per­fectly uni­form sushi roll pieces.

Place these beau­ti­ful sushi roll pieces onto a plate, and driz­zle with some home­made or store bought sweet eel sauce.  Enjoy this deli­cious Amer­i­can Dream Sushi recipe year round!

American Dream Sushi Roll

Amer­i­can Dream Sushi Roll


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How to Make An Amer­i­can Dream Sushi Roll

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