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Shrimp & Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl

Shrimp & Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #seafood #recipe

All the delicious flavors of sushi in an easy bowl! My friend Jon (who is Asian) calls this “bachelor sushi” … he tells me the way he makes sushi at home is just to throw it all in a bowl. Sometimes if he’s making sushi for a crowd, he just fills a cake pan with sushi ingredients. Sushi in a cake pan? It sounds kinda funny, but he tells me it’s a huge hit at parties and I totally believe him.

Spring is finally beginning to peek its head out from behind the clouds here and my thoughts are turning to fresh vegetables and salads. I also have sushi on my mind, as I prepare to do a third sushi class at work (back by popular demand). Yesterday morning I did double yoga classes, with the second class at a brewery so there was yes, beer afterwards. (Hey, it was ALMOST noon!) … I came home from that 2nd class not quite famished, but close.

I had some other things to do before I could eat though (I don’t recall what), so by the time I made this sushi bowl, I WAS famished. The seafood was just the protein boost I needed after all that core work, the cucumber, carrot and radish gave it excellent crunch, the avocado and the sauce a wonderful creaminess with a little bite and the rice rounded it out so perfectly. I even put a big bed of fresh spinach underneath, for extra iron and veggie power. I just realized as I look at the photos that in my hunger, I completely forgot the black sesame seeds that I meant to sprinkle on top. Ah well, it was still delicious and so satisfying.

If you love sushi, you will absolutely love the flavors of this sushi bowl. (Heck, even if you don’t like sushi, you will still probably love it! I never was a fan of sushi until I discovered that it’s the nori that I can’t stand. There ARE ways to make sushi without seaweed, believe it or not–and this is one of them.)

I left out the amounts in the recipe so you can adjust to your liking. It’s more a method than a recipe.

Shrimp & Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: as many as you like!

Shrimp & Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowls


  • Fresh spinach leaves
  • Cooked sushi rice (recipe here)
  • Large frozen pre-cooked shrimp, thawed
  • Smoked salmon
  • English cucumber, spiralized or sliced thin
  • Fresh carrot, spiralized or sliced thin
  • Fresh radish, chopped
  • Fresh, ripe avocado, sliced
  • Japanese Yum Yum Sauce (recipe here)
  • Black sesame seeds, wasabi, and/or crumbled nori (optional)


  1. Make a bed of spinach at the bottom of your bowl.
  2. Arrange the rice, shrimp, salmon, cucumber, carrot, radish and avocado in the bowl.
  3. Top with yum yum sauce and other optional toppings as desired and dig in!


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Shrimp & Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #seafood #recipe

This recipe was shared at Full Plate ThursdayWeekend Potluck, Sunday Fitness & Food, What to Do WeekendsPretty Pintastic Pinterest Party, Hearth & Soul BloghopHappiness is Homemade and Home Matters.

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16 Responses

  1. This looks so good. I love smoked salmon and shrimp. And I never thought to make sushi in a bowl Pinned!

    March 27, 2017 at 3:45 am

    • Ann

      Thanks so much, Cathy! It’s the easy way to make sushi. 🙂

      March 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm

  2. Loving this sushi bowl of goodness! And a cake pan full of sushi? That’s a party I’d enjoy! 🙂 Such a beautiful bowl, stopping by to say hi from Ilka’s Blog/Sunday round-up! Have a great week!!

    March 27, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    • Ann

      Why thank you, Debra! I think sometime I have to try this cake pan full of sushi thing … I just need a big gathering of sushi eaters. Shouldn’t be too hard, right?

      March 27, 2017 at 7:50 pm

  3. Love this! I’m not a suchi girl, but this looks amazing! Yep!

    March 29, 2017 at 9:45 pm

  4. I am a sushi fanatic! Looks incredible! Nettie

    March 30, 2017 at 12:34 pm

  5. I bet, Jon is right, Ann! this looks incredibly good!My kind of salad! Pinning to try later.

    March 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm

  6. Sushifantastic ♥

    March 31, 2017 at 2:18 am

    • Ann

      Yes, agreed! Thank you, Doreen.

      ~ Ann

      April 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm

  7. This looks so fresh and delicious! Probably a lot less work than sushi, but just as much (if not more) flavor! Beautiful!

    April 1, 2017 at 12:56 am

    • Ann

      Totally! … frankly I liked it more because it gave me the freedom to adjust the ratios of ingredients to my liking without worrying about whether or not it would roll up nicely. And it’s still beautiful. Thanks Michele.

      April 2, 2017 at 9:02 pm

  8. I’ve had wine and yoga but never yoga in a brewery. That’s my kind of yoga! This bowl looks so delicious and healthy. I can see where just piling all of the ingredients in the middle of the table would be a great idea!

    April 1, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    • Ann

      Julie, yoga at a brewery is so fun! If you’re a beer fan, you gotta give it a try. So glad you liked the sushi bowl idea. It’s really fun (and delicious).

      Thank you,


      April 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm

  9. What a great Sushi Bowl, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

    April 4, 2017 at 10:17 am

  10. I’m not a big fan of sushi, but I LOVE your Sushi Bowl! What a beautiful, fresh, wholesome and tasty treat! Scheduled to pin and tweet. Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous dish with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope you will visit again this week!

    April 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    • Ann

      Honestly, April, I’m not either, but everything about this bowl makes me happy. Maybe you could become a sushi bowl lover, even if you don’t like sushi?

      April 4, 2017 at 9:51 pm