Alaska Roll Sushi Ingredients, Recipe and More

Alaska Roll Sushi is famous for the delicious smoked salmon, and luckily, it is super easy to buy. Another thing that makes Alaska Roll Sushi special from the others is that it is delicious, tasty and easy to do! So what are you waiting for, let’s get your first Alaska Roll Sushi ever!

What is an Alaska Roll? 

As you can see, the name suggests all those meanings, an Alaska Roll (which is also known as an Alaskan roll) is a special type of sushi roll that is created inside-out. To be specific, Alaska sushi roll is made with the rice on the outside and is often made with smoked, raw, or canned salmon and imitation crab as the two proteins.

Alaska roll Sushi ingredients are various, some can be mentioned as avocado, cucumber, and spicy mayo sauce. Yes, the spicy mayo sauce is a special sauce that you can not forget since it adds a little more zing to this classic dish. The Alaska sushi roll ranks up there with the Philadelphia roll and California roll in terms of how simple it is to prepare and make. To be honest, it just contains only two parts, fish and rice!

What are the main ingredients of an Alaska Roll Sushi? 

A typical Alaska Roll Sushi contains only 7 simple ingredients, and all of those ingredients can be easily bought in every store and supermarket. Let’s take a closer look at one by one ingredient, shall we? 
  • Sushi Rice 

The first and the most important ingredient in making sushi is the Sushi Rice. When cooking sushi, it is critical to use sushi rice rather than the typical long grain white rice.

Sushi rice and regular white rice are different from each other since Sushi rice is a type of short grain which has more starch and protein than long normal grain rice, which are the traditional kind that we usually eat. Because of the higher quantities of carbohydrate and protein in the sushi rice, it becomes sticky, which makes it easier to mold into a roll.

  • Imitation Carbs 

For your information, most of the carbs that you find in sushi are actually imitation crab. But don’t worry, imitation carbs have such a signature flavor that fits the sushi so much!

Imitation crabs are usually made of starch and finely diced white fish. And yes, just like its name, imitation crab is formed to appear like real crab meat from a crab leg. It is available in a variety of sizes and shapes. Real crab flesh can also be used if you like; however, it is more difficult to make and it is also more costly, and is more messy.

  • A type of salmon

To make Alaska Roll Sushi, you can use any type of salmon that you like, from smoked, canned to raw. Kerri Ann Jennings notices that finding sushi grade salmon might be difficult for those who prepare their own sushi at home. Raw salmon for sushi must be marked as suitable for eating raw; do not assume that all salmon is acceptable for consumption raw! So please buy those salmon carefully, my dear!

  • Seaweed

Seaweed, or as known as Nori Sheets are dried seaweed sheets. This will be the Sushi’s “blanket”, which will cover all the toppings in sushi. The seaweed sheets are very healthy and super delicious to eat with rice! Seaweed sheets, or Nori sheets, can be found in almost every market and supermarkets.

  • Avocado

Avocados are usually found in a variety of sushi rolls, not only the rainbow roll but also every type of fresh sushi.

How to choose a perfect avocado to make sushi? Looking for dark skin colors and placing them in the palm of your hand are the best ways to select an avocado. If the avocado is way too hard, it is not yet ripe. If the avocado is too soft, it has reached its ripeness. You should look for a dark-skinned avocado that can be squeezed just a little bit more so that it can create the creaminess to the sushi.

  • Spicy Mayo Sauce

Spicy Mayo is definitely a must have by-food for the Alaska Roll! This delicious sauce is a flavor kick to bring out all the greatness of an Alaska sushi roll! The Spicy Mayo is quite easy to make, you only need to mix sriracha and mayonnaise!

  • Cucumber

Cucumber is another topping for the Alaska Sushi Roll. We highly recommend you to use Japanese cucumbers, which are straight, thin and have little water than a usual cucumber.

Alaska Roll Sushi Recipe 

And here it is, the part that we are looking for- The Alaska Roll Sushi Recipe! In this session, we will share with you how to make the Alaska Roll Sushi Recipe!


For The Sushi Rice

  • 1 cup of White Sushi rice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tsp of seasoned rice vinegar
  • A pinch of salt

For The Alaska Roll Sushi

  • 3 to 4 sheets of Nori seaweed paper
  • Some Sushi-Grade Salmon slides
  • ¼ cup of imitation crab meat
  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 cucumber cut into thin chunks
  • Avocado cut into 2-3 slices

For The Toppings

  • Spicy sriracha mayo
  • Bang bang sauce
  • Eel sauce
  • Tobiko Sauce / Masago Sauce
  • White or black sesame seeds


Making the Sushi Rice 

  • Step 1:

Rinse the Sushi rice carefully to remove all the excess dirt and starch.

  • Step 2:

Fill a pot halfway with water and add 1 tablespoon of salt and the rice. This is something that the quick pot would be excellent for.

  • Step 3:

Next, cook the rice for 6 minutes (if you are using an instant pot) and cook for 12 to 13 minutes (if you choose to use a saucepan)

  • Step 4:

Once the rice is ready, bring all the rice into a large bowl then set it aside to cool down. Next, add in some sushi vinegar then give the rice a mix.

Making the Spicy Crab Mix

In a large bowl, shred the crab meat. Then, put the mayo and sriracha (optional) into it and mix until they are all combined.

Making the Alaska Roll Sushi

  • Step 1:

The bamboo mat should be placed on top of a piece of plastic wrap. Using scissors, fold the nori sheets in half. Half of the nori should be placed on top of the bamboo mat.

  • Step 2:

Next, using moist hands, gently distribute about 3/4 cup cooked rice around the borders of a nori sheet. Avoid pressing too hard or the rice may become mushy. Once the rice is spreaded,

  • Step 3:

Turn the rice and nori sheets over slowly so that the rice is on the bottom and the nori is facing up. This might be a little bit challenging the first time, but that is normal. If you are unsuccessful, attempt again and press harder.

  • Step 4:

Fill in the crab mixture, avocado and cucumber. Please fill in the wrapable amount only. Then, gently roll it up. Serve while it is still hot, dipping with the wasabi and soy sauce.

Make the topping

These might be used as a flavorful topping on sushi:

  • Spicy sriracha mayo
  • Bang bang sauce
  • Eel sauce
  • Tobiko Sauce / Masago Sauce
  • White or black sesame seeds

You can make enough Alaska Sushi Roll for four servings in 50 minutes, including 20 minutes of preparation and 30 minutes of cooking. All you have to do is just follow our Kerri Ann Jennings’ Alaska Sushi Roll recipe above.

FAQs about Alaska Sushi Roll

  • Is an Alaska Sushi Roll Raw? 

It depends on the ingredients you choose. The Alaska Sushi Roll originally used raw salmon, but you can use smoked or canned salmon if you like!

  • What fish is in an Alaska Sushi Roll? 

The main seafood that is made in the Alaska roll sushi is salmon, which is normally served raw, however it can also be replaced with smoked or canned salmon. Additionally, imitation crab is included in the majority of Alaska rolls.

  • How many calories are in an Alaska Sushi Roll? 

Despite the fact that there are several Alaska roll types for you to try, it is reasonable to assume that each roll has fewer than 200 calories, making it a nutritious and delicious option.

  • Is an Alaska Roll Spicy? 

The answer is No. The original Alaska Roll Sushi is not spicy. However, Kerri Ann Jennings advises you to add some spicy crab mayo sauce that we have introduced before. This delicious and special sauce creates such a unique flavor for the Alaska Roll Sushi!

  • What other sushi rolls are like an Alaska Sushi Roll? 

The Alaska roll is a sushi dish that is incredibly popular in the sushi world. This is mostly due to the fact that Alaska Sushi Roll in restaurants is often still at a lower price range while combining a variety of different types of meat (salmon and crab). It is customary to hunt for more luxury rolls such as the shaggy dog roll, rainbow roll, or dragon roll if you want to locate more sushi rolls in the same price range as the one you are looking for.


And that is all the essential information that you need to know about the famous Alaska Sushi Roll. In today’s edition, Kerri Ann Jennings has shared with you the recipes as well as the ingredients lists and some frequently asked questions about Alaska Sushi Roll! If you find our sharing helpful and interesting, please share it with your friends and loved ones. Don’t forget to subscribe to Kerri Ann Jennings to get the latest notification about diets and delicious recipes!

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