Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sushi Cake

I love to make this! it's really easy and I can prepare it in advance without having to heat anything later... For precautions, it's better to freeze you fish before eating it raw, so more of the bacteria dies with the low temperatures; you can add tuna instead of salmon, and the same freezing procedure applies. Enjoy!

Sushi Cake:

  • 500 g sushi rice
  • 250 g fresh salmon, cubed
  • 250 g surimi, cubed
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 175 g cream cheese, cubed or spreadable
  • Furikake or sesame seed

  1. Grease lightly a 9 inch fluted tube pan and set aside
  2. Cook rice as directed and let cool
  3. Mix surimi and mayonnaise, add salt and pepper and set aside
  4. Add 2 1/2 cups of the rice on the bottom of the pan and halfway through the sides, wetting your fingers with water so the rice won't stick. Press with your fingers until rice is even:
  5. Add surimi mixture, salmon, cream cheese and avocado, pressing between each layer
  6. Coat everything with a last layer of rice, until completely covered. Press one last time. Turn around the pan over a plate and tap until it loosens. Add furikake or sesame seeds on top.

Soy Sauce:

  • 1/2 C. soy sauce
  • 1/2 C. water
  • juice of 4 lemons

  1. Mix everything together and serve with the sushi cake


  1. Hello Maria,

    I love sushi, so this "cake" is just my taste!

  2. I am not a sushi eater, but this dish is lovely. The avocado adds nice color.

  3. Whilst not into raw fish normally, this does sound inviting - especially for a party dish. Does one have to have special rice for sushi, or can the good, old-fashioned basmati variety work? Never having eaten sushi, am not sure, but I could surprise the daughters sometime, maybe!

    1. Hi Isobel! you can omit the salmon and add 250 g more surimi... About the rice, I have not yet tried making sushi with another type of rice that is not sushi rice, but if you try it, please tell us how it went :)

    2. I am a sushi chef in Indiana and have customers who request brown rice for their sushi. While it takes like twice as long to cook and requires twice the water, in the end it's not that different to work with and would certainly add a stunning visual to this cake!

    3. Thanks for sharing!!! def will have to try :)

  4. Omg I can't believe I never thought of this!

  5. That's so great. Can you make me one?

  6. Freezing doesn't kill bacteria, but it does kill worms (nematode parasites)... you can get worms from eating raw fish. You need to freeze it for more than 24 hours.

    Bacteria in raw seafood can be dangerous and you can only kill them by cooking, but even cooked seafood can have botulism toxins if it was infected with that bacteria before cooking. So, careful!

    We might try a vegetarian version of this...