Pressed Smoked Salmon & Shrimp Party Sushi

Patsy Oburn


This is a great party dish. You can actually use many different ingredients. Most of recipe is from Yukiko Moriyama, Villages Life Long Learning. I modified the recipe a bit. All ingredients are available at Fresh Market.


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30-40 pieces depending on cutting and size
2 Hr
1 Hr


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5 c
cooked rice, short grain which is sticky
3 1/2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1 1/2 tsp


5 c
sushi rice
8 oz
smoked salmon thin sliced
2 sheet(s)
nori seaweed
english cucumber
lemon, thin round sliced
2 tsp
capers, optional
2-3 Tbsp
toasted sesame seeds
cooked shrimp
2 oz
wasabi, optional
2 oz
soy sauce

How to Make Pressed Smoked Salmon & Shrimp Party Sushi


  • 1Cook the short grain rice per the package instructions.
  • 2Put the hot cooked rice into a non-metallic bowl.
  • 3Use a non-metallic bowl and spoon to mix the vinegar, sugar, and salt together.
  • 4Sprinkle the vinegar mixture generously over the rice.
  • 5With a non-metallic spatula or wooden spoon mix rice and vinegar.
  • 6Cool Sushi rice.
  • 7Cover with a damp cloth until ready to use.
  • 8Coat 9 x 13 x 2 glass dish or place plastic on bottom and sides of dish.
  • 9Lay thin sliced lemons on bottom of dish.
  • 10Put 1 layer of smoked salmon on lemon slices.
  • 11Spread 1/2 portion of sushi rice on top and smooth out or flatten out by wet spoon or spatula.
  • 12Place nori sheets on rice to cover rice.
  • 13Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • 14Arrange sliced cucumbers on top.
  • 15Optional ingredients: avocados, caviar, mock lobster, anything you like.
  • 16Cover with remainder of sushi rice and smooth out. Allow rice to cover the edges and have a slight hump in the middle.
  • 17Cover with plastic wrap and place a cutting board on top. Add weight to press.
  • 18Refrigerate at least 20 minutes.Not longer than 1 hour as the contents may dry out.
  • 19Remove weight, board, and plastic wrap.
  • 20Place serving plate or try on top.
  • 21Flip upside down to unmold.
  • 22Remove plastic sheet if used.
  • 23Rinse capers and sprinkle on top.
  • 24Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds, optional.
  • 25Using a wet sharp knife, cut the sushi into serving pieces.
  • 26Place a half or whole cooked shrimp on top of each piece. Optional.

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About Pressed Smoked Salmon & Shrimp Party Sushi

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free

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