blt maki

BLT Maki

This roll is my sushi version of the classic BLT sandwich. I used to love BLT sandwiches, except that I don’t like tomato – so mine always ended up being BL_ sandwiches. 😛 This roll turned out tasting pretty darn good! I think it’s even better tasting than the sandwich… but then of course, I’m also a bit biased. 😉

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Makes 6 rolls, or 36-48 slices.

  • 6 sheets nori
  • 3 cups sumeshi
  • 12 strips uncooked bacon
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Slice the uncooked bacon in half, so the strips are half as long as they originally were. This makes the bacon easier to cook, but if you prefer to cook whole slices of bacon, that’s fine too.
  3. Fry the bacon. You don’t need to use any oil or butter or anything, because the fat in the bacon is more than enough to fry the bacon. I prefer to fry my bacon until it’s really crispy, but that of course, is completely up to you! 🙂
  4. Place the cooked bacon on some paper towels to soak up the remaining grease.
  5. Wash the lettuce.
  6. Separate 6 or so leaves from the head of lettuce.
  7. Cut the tomato into thin strips
  8. Roll the sushi. For your fillings, place a lettuce leaf on the sumeshi-covered nori, then place the tomato strips and about 4 pieces of bacon on top of the lettuce – then roll the sushi as you normally would.
  9. Serve with mayonnaise. Enjoy!

15 thoughts on “BLT Maki”

  1. Morgan Tepsic -

    I stumbled on a picture of sushi on the “Everyone’s Photos” stream on flickr, and came across this wonderful site!

    I showed my girlfriend, and we’re now hooked!
    hahah, it took us about 5 minutes, and I’m already planning on making some of your sushi

  2. Nick -

    It’s funny, I ate a BLT just today. If we thank New York for nothing else, thank them for this.

    Oh right, the roll. Well, I learned that bacon is really a good flavor for sushi (I mean, when do you not want bacon), and the tomato goes well. The lettuce, I don’t know. I think it’s the combination of seaweed and lettuce – maybe it’d be better without any nori? Then you just have a BLT with rice instead of bread.

    I think at this point it’s safer to go get the actual sandwich if you want a BLT. But really, I never expected bacon in sushi. Unorthodox ingredient selection is this year’s black!

  3. Yvo -

    Mmm, bacon! Funny, I used to make them without the lettuce because I’m not that keen on lettuce in my sandwiches! Then I put Egg in it instead so it became a BET sammy 🙂 Nice roll though, I want to request it at restaurants now *drool!

  4. Allison -

    Morgan – Yay! Son was the one who convinced me to put the sushi pictures on my Flickr account, so you can thank him for that! I hope you and your girlfriend have fun making sushi!

    Rachel – Thanks! I agree… although I must admit I eat more bacon than I should! 😉

    Nick – Hmmm interesting… rolling the sushi in lettuce instead of nori sounds like a good idea, especially for something like a BLT Maki!

    Yvo – hehe that sounds good!

  5. sue -

    Hi, I just found your blog through the well fed network. You were nominated there.
    Good to find your blog. Nice looking blog and simple and well written recipes. 😀
    I haven’t tried BLT maki yet, but I definitely will. It sounds so good.
    By the way, do you have a monthly archive? I want to read your old post by chronological order. Thanks.

  6. Lizz -

    Have you ever thought about posting about Onigiri? It’s not totally sushi but it is made with Sumeshi and Nori with some type of filling. =D

  7. Allison -

    Sue – Thanks so much! Hopefully you will like the BLT Maki! 🙂 If you look to the left of the page under “Recent” there is a link that says “More…”. If you click on that it will take you to our archive. 🙂

    Lizz – Good idea! I hadn’t thought of that! I’ll try to do some onigiri and post it on the site sometime! 🙂