Gluten Free Spicy Salmon Sushi Muffins
Servings: 12 sushi muffins
If you're a sushi lover looking to add a creative twist to your culinary adventures, look no further! Our Spicy Salmon Sushi Muffins recipe is the perfect fusion of traditional Japanese sushi and the whimsy of muffin-shaped treats. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they're also gluten-free, making them accessible to a wider range of taste buds. These delectable bites combine succulent cubes of marinated salmon, perfectly cooked sushi rice, and a zesty spicy mayo drizzle, all encased in individual, muffin-like parcels. The result? A delightful culinary experience that's as visually appealing as it is mouthwatering. These will undoubtedly become a new favorite!
For the Spicy Salmon:
- 1 lb salmon, skin removed and cubed small
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
- 2 scallions, diced
For the Spicy Mayo:
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce (adjust to taste for desired spiciness)
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 sheets nori paper
- 1 1/2 cups cooked sushi rice, cooled
- 2 teaspoons furikake seasoning or toasted sesame seeds (for toppings)
Prepare the Spicy Salmon:
- In a bowl, combine the sesame oil, coconut aminos, tamari, honey, sweet chili sauce, and diced scallions. Mix well to create the marinade.
- Add the cubed salmon to the marinade and toss to coat. Let it marinate for about 30 minutes – 4 hours, allowing the flavors to infuse.
Cook the Sushi Rice:
- Follow the package instructions to prepare sushi rice. Once cooked, let it cool to room temperature or slightly warm.
Assemble the Sushi Muffins:
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius).
- Lay out the nori sheets and cut each into 4 equal squares.
- To each nori square, add about 1 heaping tablespoon of rice and spread it out slightly.
- Transfer the nori square to a muffin slot, pushing down gently to center the rice in the middle with the edges coming up along the sides of the slot.
- Add 3-4 pieces of marinated spicy salmon cubes to each muffin slot.
Bake the Sushi Muffins:
- Place the muffin pan in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit,
- If desired, broil for an additional 1-2 minutes at the end to achieve a slightly caramelized appearance on the salmon.
The good part:
- Carefully remove the sushi muffins from the muffin slots using a fork or small spatula.
- Drizzle a generous amount of spicy mayo over the salmon.
- Sprinkle furikake seasoning or toasted sesame seeds over the top for added flavor.
- Serve your homemade Spicy Salmon Sushi Muffins hot and enjoy!