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Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls – Easy Sushi Swap

Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls are a great way to enjoy all the flavors of sushi without the stress of actually making sushi! They are so simple and delicious.

Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls on a blue plate

Spicy Salmon Sushi Egg Rolls

The filling of these spicy salmon egg rolls has all the flavors of a sushi roll – rice, soy sauce, sriracha, Kewpie mayo, avocado and roasted seaweed! These are a must try for sushi lovers.

Egg roll wrappers bubble up while cooking, leaving a light and crispy exterior. They are a must try! For a gluten free option substitute the egg roll wrappers for rice paper rolls. They are a thinner wrapper and cook quicker so reduce the cooking time by half.

I have included 3 cooking methods in the recipe below, air frieddeep fried stove top and oven baked. My personal favorite way to cook egg rolls is air fried. Not only is it a healthier option with less oil used but it is also much quicker as you don’t need to hover over the oven frying egg rolls in batches. Instead just pop them in the air fryer, set it and come back to perfectly cooked egg rolls.

What is in Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls?

ingredients to make spicy salmon egg rolls
  • Salmon – this recipe is perfect for using leftover salmon and rice. If you have leftover salmon, you can use it for this recipe, or simply bake salmon seasoned with salt and pepper and any other seasoning you like. Additional seasoning is added into the filling so the salmon does not need to be overly seasoned. You can even use canned salmon for a budget friendly recipe
    • Substitute – if you are not a fan of salmon swap it out with canned tuna instead for a spicy tuna egg roll!

  • Rice – to replicate a sushi roll, white rice is used in my recipe, however you can us any kind of rice you like. If you have sushi rice you can use sushi rice but any white rice (ex. Jasmine) can be used. Fresh or left over rice can be used. If using left over rice, leave it at room temperature for about 10 – 15 minutes to bring it up to room temperature. This will make it easier to mix. Or microwave in 15 second intervals until warm

  • Soy Sauce – instead of dipping sushi rolls into soy sauce, it is mixed into the filling of the egg roll to season the salmon and rice

Kewpie Mayo

  • Japanese Kewpie Mayo – Kewpie mayo is a Japanese mayo that is sweeter than regular mayo. It can be found in the international aisle of grocery stores (available on Amazon – linked here)
    • Substitute – regular mayonnaise
  • Sriracha – my preferred hot sauce for this recipe is Sriracha however you can use any hot sauce of choice (available on Amazon – linked here)
    • Substitute – if you do not have Kewpie Mayo and Sriracha already in your pantry and you don’t want to buy both, you can find ‘Spicy Mayo’ in the international aisle of most grocery stores and use that instead
  • Roasted Seaweed – if you have ever made sushi you will be familiar with nori sheets which are large sheets of roasted seaweed. For this recipe you can use those sheets and cut then into 4 smaller pieces or you can purchase roasted seaweed sheet snacks (available on Amazon – linked here)

  • Avocado – adds a creamy texture to the filling of the egg roll
  • Egg Roll Wrappers – egg roll wrappers are found in the refrigerator section of grocery stores (beside the chilled salad dressings and tofu).
    • For a gluten free option use rice paper rolls instead (available on Amazon- linked here)
  • Dipping Sauce Spicy Mayo – can be made by mixing Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise (or regular mayonnaise) and Sriracha, or you can find bottled spicy mayonnaise in the international aisle of most grocery stores (available on Amazon – linked here)

How to Make Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls

Full printable recipe at bottom of page

Spicy Salmon Egg Roll Steps for filling

1 In a large bowl add the salmon and break up into small, bite sized pieces with a fork.

2 Add the cooked rice, soy sauce, Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise, and sriracha. Mix until evenly combined.

steps to make spicy salmon egg rolls

3 To assemble the egg rolls, add a piece of roasted seaweed to the center. Top with 1-2 tablespoons of the spicy salmon rice mixture and 2-3 slices of avocado.

4 Dip your finger in water and wet the edges of the egg roll wrapper.

5 Fold in two opposite corners to the center and then tightly roll.

6 Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers.

Cooking Methods

AIR FRYER COOKING METHOD

Brush both sides of the egg rolls with oil and Air Fry at 400°F for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.

STOVE TOP COOKING METHOD

Heat a deep pot with oil on medium heat. Fry the egg rolls in small batches for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

OVEN BAKING METHOD

Brush the egg rolls with oil on both sides. Place directly on a sheet pan lined with tin foil OR on a sheet pan with a baking rack. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking and brush with more oil as needed.

Optional: once cooked sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the egg rolls for a garnish.

Allow the egg rolls to cool for 2-3 minutes before serving; the filling will be very hot.

Serve with spicy mayo to dip and enjoy!

Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls on a blue plate

How to Reheat Egg Rolls

Use one of these 3 options to reheat your egg rolls:

AIR FRYER REHEATING METHOD

Air Fry the cooked egg rolls at 400°F for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. The egg roll wrapper will get crispy on the outside.

OVEN REHEATING METHOD

Place cooked egg rolls directly on a sheet pan lined with tin foil OR on a sheet pan with a rack. Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes. Flip halfway through reheating. The egg roll wrapper will get crispy on the outside.

MICROWAVE REHEATING METHOD

Microwave in 15 second intervals until warmed through (note: this reheating method will not make the egg roll wrapper crispy)

Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls on a blue plate

Asian Inspired Dinner

Pair these spicy salmon egg rolls with the below recipes for an easy at home Asian inspired dinner:

  • Wonton Soup – one of the most well known soups and one of my personal favorites! So quick and easy to make at home. Perfect for a quick lunch or side dish for your next dinner!
  • Sweet and Sticky Short Ribs – better than take out! Tender fall off the bone meat that only requires 30 minutes of simmering.
  • Spicy Crispy Chicken – is one of my favorite dishes! Crispy chicken tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce. This flavor packed dish is better than take out and soon to be one of your favorite dishes too!

Enjoy!

– Sab

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, may earn me a small commission.

Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls on a blue plate

Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls

Spicy Salmon Egg Rolls are a great way to enjoy all the flavors of sushi without the stress of actually making sushi! They are so simple and delicious. The filling of these spicy salmon egg rolls has all the flavors of a sushi roll – rice, soy sauce, sriracha, Kewpie mayo, avocado and roasted seaweed! These are a must try for sushi lovers.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Servings 12 Egg Rolls
Calories 234 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 2 tbsp oil, for cooking
  • 4 salmon fillets, cooked
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise, or regular mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha, or hot sauce of choice
  • 12 sheets roasted seaweed, or 3 pieces of sushi nori cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 avocado, sliced into thin strips

Garnish (Optional)

  • Sesame seeds

Dip

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl add the salmon and break up into small, bite sized pieces with a fork.
  • Add the cooked rice, soy sauce, Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise, and sriracha. Mix until evenly combined.
  • To assemble the egg rolls, add a piece of roasted seaweed to the center. Top with 1-2 tablespoons of the spicy salmon rice mixture and 2-3 slices of avocado.
  • Dip your finger in water and wet the edges of the egg roll wrapper.
  • Fold in two opposite corners to the center and then tightly roll.
  • Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers.
  • AIR FRYER COOKING METHOD
    Brush both sides of the egg rolls with oil and Air Fry at 400°F for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
    STOVE TOP COOKING METHOD
    Heat a deep pot with oil on medium heat. Fry the egg rolls in small batches for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
    OVEN BAKING METHOD
    Brush the egg rolls with oil on both sides. Place directly on a sheet pan lined with tin foil OR on a sheet pan with a baking rack. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Flip halfway through cooking and brush with more oil as needed.
  • Optional: once cooked sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the egg rolls for a garnish.
  • Allow the egg rolls to cool for 2-3 minutes before serving; the filling will be very hot.
  • Serve with spicy mayo to dip and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Egg roll wrappers are sold in the refrigerated section of grocery stores, near the refrigerated salad dressing and tofu.
For a gluten free option use rice paper rolls and reduce the cooking time to 2 – 3 minutes per side or until crispy.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 14gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 316mgPotassium: 397mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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Petra

Friday 1st of April 2022

Oh my, that sounds so delish!! Will certainly try them soon. I just hope they can be frozen and reheated in the Air Fryer (single household). Will let you know :)

Ana

Friday 26th of November 2021

This is brilliant. Love your recipes and step by step description. So helpful.