Creamy Avocado Salmon Philadelphia Sushi Rolls: A step-by-step recipe of the most popular sushi rolls with salmon, avocado and cream cheese. The best you can do with only 6 ingredients!
I’m sharing something ultimately delicious and healthy for you today: Creamy Avocado Salmon Philadelphia Sushi Rolls! You won’t believe how easy it is to make at home. I’ve made a step-by-step guide for you.
Soon after Christmas decorations were taken down, chocolate, flowers and red hearts appeared everywhere, anticipating one of the most controversial events of the year – Valentine’s Day. On the one hand, this holiday is mostly a money making opportunity for shops and restaurants. On the other hand, for many couples this holiday is one more reason to show their feelings for each other, which is never superfluous. My husband and I never made a big deal about this day. But we do love romantic dinners! It’s one of the best ways to spend time together and enjoy each other. However, it is not necessary to wait for February 14 to have a romantic date, because you can arrange it any other day!
If you are planning a romantic dinner and want to impress your partner, there are some foolproof recipes and homemade sushi is one of them. I’ve only seen this exact version of Philadelphia sushi in Russia. It’s my favorite sushi roll and it’s so strange I haven’t shared it on my blog before! I wrote a post about sushi culture in Russia after my trip there earlier this year, so you can find out why St. Petersburg has the highest number of sushi restaurants outside of Japan.
These Philadelphia rolls might not be the most authentic but they are definitely spectacular and very delicious! My version of these rolls includes avocado, cucumber, raw salmon, nori and rice of course. Additionally, you’ll need a bit of rice vinegar to make rice more sticky and easy to roll. Believe me, there is nothing better you can do with these 6 ingredients than Philadelphia sushi rolls. They have a smooth creamy texture thanks to avocado, salmon and cream cheese with a little crunch from the cucumber and chewy consistency of rice. The best way to eat them is to put a bit of wasabi paste on each piece and to dip them into the soy sauce. These sushi rolls are gluten-free but sometimes a small amount of wheat is added to the soy sauce. In case you are gluten intolerant, make sure to use gluten-free soy sauce.
It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Valentine’s Day or you don’t, romantic dinner is a way to show your partner how much you love him and care about him. I’m far from being a relationship adviser but for me my marriage is one of my top priorities. I like to do something nice for my husband every day, making him feel loved, and I know that he feels the same way about me. It’s so easy to forget what your real priorities are, so keeping romance alive might not be easy. But if you spend some time on making a nice romantic dinner for your partner, I’m sure it will be really appreciated. And if you are eager to do it, here is a recipe of my foolproof Creamy Avocado Salmon Philadelphia Sushi Rolls:
Creamy Avocado Salmon Philadelphia Sushi Rolls
- 90 grams or 1/2 cup sushi rice
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 sheet dried roasted nori
- 1/2 medium-sized cucumber
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 3 tablespoons cream cheese e.g. Philadelphia cheese
- 350 or 12 oz raw salmon
- soy sauce to serve
- wasabi paste to serve
- Additional tools: plastic food wrap bamboo mat
- Cook the sushi rice as per instructions on the package. I wash the rice thoroughly, add 1/2 cup of rice and 3/4 cup water to the pot and bring to a boil. Then I cover it and simmer for 15 minutes until the water has been absorbed. Once it's ready, I allow it to sit untouched for 10 more minutes. Let it cool so that you can work with it with your hands.
- Combine 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, sugar and salt and add it to the rice. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Combine 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar with 1/3 cup of water in a bowl. You need it to dip your fingers, so that the rice doesn't stick to your hands.
- Use scissors to cut the sheet of nori into 2 equal parts. Cut cucumber and avocado lengthwise into strips.
- Put the bamboo mat on your working surface. Cover it with a piece of plastic food wrap to avoid the mess. Put nori on top with the rough side up. Spread the rice around the whole sheet leaving a 2.5 cm or 1 inch border on the bottom and going beyond the edge of nori on the top by 2.5 cm or 1 inch.
- Turn the sheet over so the nori is facing up and the rice is facing the plastic wrap.
- Spread the cream cheese lengthwise in the middle of nori. Put the strips of cucumber and avocado on top.
- Start folding the bottom of the sheet over the rice, pressing evenly. Roll until the log is formed.
- Slice the salmon into large but thin pieces. Place it evenly on the plastic foil forming a rectangle and put the rice log into in the lower part of it.
- Fold the bottom of the fish over the rice, pressing evenly. Roll until rice is evenly wrapped in salmon.
- Cut the excess and divide the log into 8 pieces with a wet serrated knife (e.g. bread slicer). Enjoy!
Have you ever made sushi at home? I’d love to know your favorite recipes!