Spicy Crab Sushi Bake: An Easy and Crowd-pleasing Recipe

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Spicy Crab Sushi Bake is a fun Asian fusion dish to make for a family dinner or potluck with friends. It is like a deconstructed sushi roll and casserole. You can build your own hand roll and perfect bite every time!


Spicy Crab Sushi Bake

What is a Sushi Bake?

A sushi bake is like a deconstructed sushi roll. I like to think of it as a casserole version of a California roll. It is warm, rich, and a fun Asian fusion dish to make and share with family and friends! Plus unlike traditional sushi, it is super easy to make, and doesn’t require any fancy skills.

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Recipe Modifications

SEAFOOD. There are many different variations that you can make. Instead of a spicy crab sushi bake, you could opt for cooked shrimp, salmon, canned tuna, or a combo. It is really hard to mess up so you can make it with whatever seafood you like.

MAYO. My preference is to use Japanese or kewpie mayo. It is made with only eggs yolks compared to whole eggs in regular mayo. It has a richer flavor but it’s not a super huge difference so if you are in a pinch or cannot find Japanese mayo, regular mayo will work.

SUSHI RICE. Ideally I would use short grain rice to get the texture of traditional sushi but any kind of rice will do. I prefer just plain rice but you can turn it into seasoned sushi rice by mixing in rice vinegar, sugar, and salt to the cooked rice.

Spicy Crab Sushi Bake layers
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How to Eat

After the sushi bake is removed from the oven, I like to sprinkle green onions on top. I serve it with roasted seaweed, cucumbers, avocado, spicy mayo, and eel sauce on the side. Everyone can then build their own little hand roll and add whatever toppings they want to it!

Sushi Bake Hand Roll perfect bite

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Sushi Bake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

SUSHI BAKE:

  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 lb imitation crab, shredded & chopped
  • ½ cup Japanese mayo
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 2 tbs sriracha
  • ½ cup eel sauce
  • ¼ cup furikake
  • 2 green onions, sliced

SERVE WITH (optional):

  • roasted seaweed
  • cucumbers, sliced
  • avocado, sliced
  • spicy mayo
  • eel sauce

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 450°F.
  • In a bowl, mix together crab, mayo, cream cheese, and sriracha.
  • In a 9×13 casserole dish, layer rice, furikake, and the crab mixture. Then drizzle on sriracha, mayo, and eel sauce. Top with more furikake.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then broil for 3-5 mintues until top is toasty.
  • Sprinkle green onions and serve with roasted seaweed, cucumbers, avocado, spicy mayo, and remaining eel sauce.

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14 thoughts on “Spicy Crab Sushi Bake: An Easy and Crowd-pleasing Recipe”

  • 5 stars
    Im currently making this but didnt see the website for the recipe so i guessed and put a full block of cream cheese and 1 c mayo 😳😳 think it’ll still turn out ok? Soooo excited to try this!

  • 4 stars
    Made this tonight and it was amazing! Not only did it look beautiful and appetizing, it tasted so so good. Can’t wait to make this again!

  • 5 stars
    Such a delicious dish! Definitely fulfills the craving for sushi, and since it makes so much I can eat leftovers for a few days. Very happy with this recipe and will probably become a staple dish I make.

  • 5 stars
    I have to thank you. I think my boyfriend and I have made this well over 10 times. Its easy, only a few ingredients, and it comes out amazing every time. Also, that eel sauce recipe is to DIE for!

    • That is awesome! I’m glad you guys like it and totally agree, eel sauce is amazing! That reminds me I’m running low and need to make a new batch too haha. Really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment here, thank you!

  • i want to make this so badly but can’t find any of the ingredients anywhere!! what is the best store you recommend?

    • I would check your local Asian/Japanese grocery store like H-Mart or 99 Ranch if you have those in your area. Sometimes if you’re lucky a regular grocery store will have it in the Asian foods aisle.

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