happy crab roll

Happy Crab Roll

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, about love, and dreams, and what it all means. Why do some people work their lives away in a job they hate, just to pay the rent, while others get to have the life of their dreams? Why do some marriages fail after only a few years, others go for decades then fall apart, and yet others can still be going strong after 70 years?

Happy crab roll

A week ago, Son and I went with my family to my great aunt and uncle’s 70th wedding anniversary and renewal of vows. You read that right – 70 years. And they’re still happy. The way they look at each other… it’s plain as day that they still love each other deeply. How can, after 70 years, two people still be so madly in love with each other? (To put that into perspective, that’s over three times my lifetime, or eighteen times as long as Son and I have been together.)

Happy crab roll

I may not know today what goes into a love story such as theirs, but it gives me a lot to think on and strive for in my own life.

Happy crab roll

This sushi? Bright, beautiful, and happy, just like my great aunt and uncle. Also, very delicious. Crunchy, smooth, cool, warm, salty, spicy, yum.

Happy crab roll

Happy Crab Roll

  • 6 sheets nori
  • 1.5 cups sumeshi
  • 6 sticks imitation crab
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/2 small cucumber
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • fried onions
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Cook the bacon.
  3. Slice the cucumber into long, thin sticks.
  4. Cut the avocado in half, discarding the pit.
  5. Use a large spoon to scoop the avocado out of the hard skin, being careful to keep the avocado half as whole as possible.
  6. Slice the avocado into slices.
  7. Mix the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce.
  8. With a bamboo rolling mat, roll the sushi inside-out, using the bacon, cucumber, avocado, imitation crab, cream cheese, and sriracha sauce as your fillings.
  9. Sprinkle with fried onions.
  10. Enjoy!

13 thoughts on “Happy Crab Roll”

  1. Janice Cartier -

    That roll description looks and sounds just like everything a good partnership could be. Hm….this may have to be my starter sushi recipe, it LOOKS fantastic. Yep. I have to try that. Wish me luck.

    Janice Cartier’s last blog post… Fascinating Rhythms

  2. Allison -

    This would be perfect for your starter sushi! It’s delicious, and just about all the ingredients are very common. 🙂

    Definitely let me know how it turns out for you, and whether you like it or not!

  3. Marisa -

    Isn’t it surprising that bacon isn’t incorporated more in sushi? It such a great element both flavor and texture-wise. This looks awesome. I bet those that don’t care for nori would enjoy this roll.

    Marisa’s last blog post… Sashimi Tacos

  4. Cler -

    What brand of rice paper do you use? I like yours better, the one I have is kind of thick and heavy doesn’t look as clear and thin as the one in the above pictures. Thank you!!

  5. linda -

    Your blog is awesome. I was searching for a sushi blog to get addicted to and this one did it for me. Amazing work. I saw this and was like, omg I have to make my own sushi! lol Is it more expensive to make? or Would you say go to a great all you can eat place?

  6. Raymond -

    Allison…i think im in love….the way you put life into sushi. You give me inspiration to go all the way with sushi. Wonder if we can swap emails or somethin’ so we can ponder up some thoughts. I read that you’re a shy girl but maybe im one of those you click with =)

  7. Renee -

    Are we allowed to use pinterest here? When I went to pin this recipe to find it later, it said no pinnable pictures were found? Is it because I got here through fridgg and it’s framing the site? I’m confused, I guess…