Salmon gravlax onigri


  • Prep Time30 mins
  • Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Salmon gravlax onigri


  • 300-g fresh WiseSource salmon fillets

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar

  • 2/3 cup kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup medium-grain rice vinegar, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar

  • 1/4 tsp dark sesame oil

  • 1/4 cup PC black label Panko Japanese-Style Breadcrumbs

  • 1/8 tsp PC black label Shichimi Togarashi 7-Spice Blend

  • dill flowers, and sprigs (optional)


  • FREEZE salmon until partially frozen, 3 hours.

  • LINE a large baking sheet with 2 sheets of plastic wrap, with enough overhanging to cover the whole sheet. Stir sugar with salt in a bowl. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture on prepared sheet.

  • REMOVE salmon from freezer. Trim and discard skin if attached. Slice salmon about 1/8 in. thick. Arrange salmon slices in 1 layer over sugar mixture. Completely cover salmon with remaining sugar mixture. Wrap fish with overhanging plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours.

  • BOIL rice with water in a medium saucepan, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 min. Drizzle with vinegar and sesame oil. Stir until well coated, then spread evenly on a plate. Chill in freezer for 5 min. Sprinkle with panko and stir until combined. Using wet hands, scoop heaping 1-tbsp portions of rice and form into balls. Arrange on a platter.

  • TRANSFER salmon to a colander. Rinse slices under cold running water until sugar mixture is completely removed. Pat salmon dry with paper towel. Top onigiri rice balls with salmon. Sprinkle with spice blend. Garnish with dill.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 195, Protein 12g, Carbohydrates 20g, Fat 7g, Sodium 1656mg.
Excellent source of Iron.

Watch below for instructions on how to make salmon gravlax onigiri.

This article was originally published on Oct 02, 2014

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