Making Sushi: Spicy Shrimp for Sushi Rolls (Filling or Topping)

How to Make Spicy Shrimp for American Sushi Roll

This simple but delicious recipe is something that I love to add to the top or inside of rolls when I am making sushi. The tanginess of the Masago fish eggs, combined with the savory texture of the shrimp, creamy Hellman’s mayonnaise, and the spicy srirachi hot sauce make this spicy shrimp recipe one that simply cannot be missed. I loved learned how to make sushi, and hope that you enjoy it too! This recipe is a great one to start with as it is fast, and can be added to many other sushi recipes on this website for variety. Be patient with yourself when learning how to make sushi as it can take a few tries to get the recipe exactly to your liking. Feel free to modify it as you learn how to make sushi at home by adding other ingredients that you like to this recipe or the full sushi roll.

Shrimp for Spicy Shrimp Sushi Rolls

Shrimp for Spicy Shrimp Sushi Rolls


Needed Equipment:

  • Collander/Strainer
  • Sink with cool running water
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife for chopping shrimp
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rice steamer (to cook shrimp if raw)

Masago for Sushi Rolls

Masago for Sushi Rolls


Ingredients:

  • 1 lb frozen, cooked, tail off, deveined shrimp (I prefer salad sized shrimp but you can use full sized shrimp, or raw shrimp and just cook it up in your rice steamer)
  • Srirachi hot sauce (to taste, make sure to have at least a couple of tablespoons on hand)
  • Mayonnaise (approximately 2 tbsp.)
  • Masago fish eggs (approximately 2 tbsp.)

Making sushi is easy when you follow this spicy shrimp recipe. Make sure that all of your ingredients are out. Start off by placing the frozen salad shrimp, easily purchased from your stores freezer section, into the colander and moving it around under cool running water. Full size shrimp can be used as well, and raw shrimp can be steamed up in the rice steamer. Run water over the shrimp until they are defrosted, this generally takes about three minutes. Allow the shrimp to drip dry and then place them on the cutting board.



Give the shrimp a rough chop until the size is to your liking. I prefer to cut them into thirds, but there is no exact science for the right size. It is all based on your preference. That is the beautiful thing about making sushi at home, you can decide exactly how much of each ingredient to add to make the best sushi. I like the taste and feel of the larger chunks of shrimp in my sushi rolls, so I tend to use the rough chop method when making sushi.

Spicy Shrimp Roll Recipe for American Sushi

Spicy Shrimp Roll Recipe for American Sushi

Now we are going to add the srirachi hot sauce to taste. I use this sauce in all of my spicy sushi recipes. Add this to your own taste; this will be slightly different for everyone. Next I add the creamy Hellman’s mayonnaise which adds a salty, tangy flavor to our spicy shrimp recipe. Finally, add the masago fish eggs. I add these to all of my spicy shrimp and spicy crab recipes, and feel that it is one of the best compliments to any recipe when making sushi at home. Some people prefer to leave out the masago and that is okay, the spicy shrimp recipe will be great with or without it. Now that all of the ingredients are in the mixing bowl, gently and thoroughly mix them together. Let the spicy shrimp recipe set up in the fridge for 15-30 minutes. Prepare the other parts for the sushi roll that you are making in the meantime. The main reason why I love this recipe, other than its amazing balanced taste and combination of flavors, is that it goes well with any recipe when you are making sushi at home. Enjoy the sushi!

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