How to make seared salmon nigiri? Are you looking for a delicious, yet quick and easy sushi recipe to make at home? Nigiri is one of the most popular types of sushi and seared salmon nigiri is an excellent choice.
Sushi is one of Japan’s most beloved dishes, enjoyed all over the world.
Eating sushi can be expensive when eating out but with the right ingredients, it can be made in the comfort of your own kitchen.
With a few simple steps, anyone can make and enjoy their own ‘homemade’ seared salmon nigiri.
This article will guide you through the process step-by-step, so you too can create this delicious dish in your own home.
How to Make Seared Salmon Nigiri
If you love sushi, you’ve probably had rolled sushi or the classic nigiri topped with raw salmon.
But have you ever tried seared salmon nigiri? Seared salmon nigiri is a delicious variation of the traditional Japanese dish that adds a smoky, savory flavor to your favorite raw fish.
Here’s how to make the most amazing seared salmon nigiri at home:
Start by preparing your ingredients before getting started.
You’ll need a few simple ingredients: sushi rice, raw or lightly frozen salmon fillets, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
You will also need some high-heat cooking oil such as canola, avocado oil or vegetable oil to sear the salmon on.
Begin preparing the sushi rice by cooking it according to package instructions and adding in additional seasoning such as salt, sake, or mirin if desired.
Once cooked, spread out the hot rice onto a tray lined with parchment paper and allow it to cool down for 10-15 minutes until lukewarm temperature is reached.
While the rice is cooling down, season each side of your salmon filets with a pinch of salt and pepper each and pat them dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture from thawing it out from frozen (if applicable).
Heat up a pan on medium-high heat with some of your chosen cooking oil for about 1 minute until its hot enough for searing the fish – when ready use tongs or chopsticks to place your filets skin side down into it and leave undisturbed for 60 seconds or until nice golden brown color appears on each side (about 2-3 minutes total) .
Now add in about 1 teaspoonful each of soy sauce and sesame oil in pan around edges where fish was placed so that liquid seeps into crevices when flip over – use utensil now to flip fish onto other side briefly just long enough cook through but not overcook (roughly 15-20 seconds).
Transfer cooked Filets onto plate lined with waxpaper cover loosely/keep warm while prep rest of ingredients on plate nearby (garnishes etc).
To assemble Nigiri shape balls: Scoop 1 tablespoonful worth of Sushi Rice onto palm hand tightly compress then form into an egg & cup like cylinder shape using fingers & pressing gently against ends – transfer these ‘nigiri balls’ onto plate provided placed alongside Fish Fillet prepared earlier plus additional garnishes such Soy Sauce & Wasabi as desired!
As finishing touch top off each piece Nigiri Balls w/Seared Salmon Filet – use knife cut off thin strips from Fillet wrap them atop Each Piece Nigiri Place aluminum foil overtop keep warm/covered til time Serve Enjoy!
Seared salmon nigiri is an incredibly delicious and simple dish to make.
With just a few ingredients and some preparation, you can serve up a delicious sushi-style meal that your guests will remember for a long time to come.
Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making sushi; once you get the process down and experiment with different flavors and fillings, you’ll find it’s easier than ever.
Give it a try today!