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Lion King Sushi Roll Recipe

Recipe for Lion King sushi roll

A favorite "cooked" sushi among the West coast, presenting the Lion King sushi roll, or also known as the bake salmon California roll. Enjoy this recipe with home made delicious mouth-watering sushi.
Course Sushi
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 rolls
Author Victoria


  • 8 Oz Salmon
  • 5 Tbsp Spicy Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 2 Tbsp Unagi sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tobiko/masago fish roe
  • 2 Tbsp scallion - chop
  • 2 sheets nori
  • 1/4 medium avocado
  • 1/2 mini/baby cucumber
  • 2 -4 pieces kani/surimi or 4 oz cooked crab meat
  • 1 cup cooked & seasoned sushi rice
  • 1-2 Tbsp Vinegar to wet your hand
  • Pickled ginger as garnishment


  • Bamboo rolling mat
  • Plastic wrapper
  • Foil



  • Avocado - slice along its length
  • Cucumber - remove seed, thinly slice along its length
  • Scallion - Finely chop
  • Salmon - thinly slice in a slant 45 degree angle (if possible)
  • Nori - fold and tear/cut if desire smaller bite-size roll
  • Crab - shred into thin long strip and mix with 1 Tbsp mayonnaise


  • If you're new to making sushi roll, read this post on how to roll inside out.
  • Start out by wrapping the bamboo rolling mat with plastic wrapper.
  • Prepare a small bowl fill with 2 Tbsp of vinegar and water so that you could wet your hand with to avoid stickiness.
  • Place the nori, smooth side down, onto the covered bamboo mat.
  • Wet your hand with the vinegar solution then pluck some rice balls onto the nori.
  • Gently knead and spread the rice out to the entire nori surface, do not mush.
    Spread the rice
  • Turn the nori upside down(i.e. rice covered side now facing down against the plastic).
    Turn the nori upside down
  • Swoop a spoonful of the mayo-crab onto the nori along its length, then add cucumber and avocado.
    Add mayo-crab, cucumber, and avocado
  • Now roll with the rolling mat, this will make a spicy inside out California roll.
    Sushi rolling
  • Arrange salmon sashimi on the California roll so that they will cover the entire length.
  • Gently roll the plastic wrap to shape them in place.
    Place salmon on the top and roll
  • Let stand for 2 minutes before proceeding.
    Lion king rolled-sushi


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • With the plastic still on, use a sharp knife to cut your rolls into even pieces.
    Cut the roll
  • Carefully unwrap each piece and arrange them on a prepare foil wrap, salmon side up.
    Unwrap and place to foil
  • Mix up spicy mayo, unagi sauce and 1 Tbsp tobiko.
  • Pour enough spicy mayo and unagi sauce to cover the roll.
    Spicy mayo and unagi sauce to cover the roll
  • Fold the foil 4 sides up around the roll to avoid sauce leaking out.
  • Broil/bake for about 5 minutes then pour remaining sauce.
  • Bake for another 3 minutes until mayo start bubbling again.
  • Top with some tobiko, scallion and serve immediately with garnishment.