Lemon Drop Roll

Some people are just a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. Even when they’re going through pain or hard times, they always seem so bright and happy – the kind of person who makes everyone’s day better. My friend Wendi Kelly is one such person. As with quite a few of my other good friends, I met her through the Escaping Reality RPG. And the great thing about this woman is that every time I interact with her, whether on ER, or through facebook, or other means of communication, she never fails to make me smile and brighten up even my worst days. 🙂

Because today is Wendi’s birthday, I just had to dedicate this roll to her. It’s so bright and sunny, just like she is. Happy birthday, Wendi!

  • 6 sheets nori
  • 3 cups sumeshi
  • 1 cup imitation crab
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 small avocado
  • 6 oz smoked salmon
  • the juice of 1 lemon
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Slice the cucumber into long, thin sticks.
  3. Cut the avocado in half, discarding the pit.
  4. Use a large spoon to scoop the avocado out of the hard skin, being careful to keep the avocado half as whole as possible.
  5. Slice the avocado into slices.
  6. Roll the sushi inside-out, using imitation crab, cucumber, and avocado as your fillings.
  7. Wrap with smoked salmon, squeeze the lemon juice over the roll.
  8. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 1 roll Lemon Drop Roll

  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 7g, 11% DV
  • Saturated Fat: 1g, 5% DV
  • Cholesterol: 23mg, 8% DV
  • Sodium: 1035mg, 43% DV
  • Total Carbohydrates: 34g, 11% DV
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g, 5% DV
  • Sugars: 19g
  • Protein: 10g, 21% DV
  • Vitamin A: 7%
  • Vitamin C: 15%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 4%
  • Magnesium: 6%
  • Potassium: 6%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. These values are only estimates based on the individual ingredients, and not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional.

15 thoughts on “Lemon Drop Roll”

  1. Wendi Kelly -

    Allison, what a nice thing to say…now you have me starting my birthday all teary-eyed!

    And look at my pretty sushi!!! That does it…now I really am going to have to make this so I can eat it!

    And thank you!

  2. tita -

    Hai Allison,
    i read your blog from Mr. Robert Gilles – Shizuoka Gourmet blog link.
    i write a novel about japanese cullinaire, and found your fascinating blog… can i use your recipe in my novel? it’s a fiction novel, about a girl who opened a japanese restaurant, anyway… i don’t put exactly the recipe, just put the ingridients…
    i’ll write in my appendix about your blog, i don’t want to steal it, so i asked before… if you agree, i’ll put your recipe… if not, well, its alright, i wont put it. lol

    do you have facebook?
    can i add you as friend? mine is tita_rosianti@yahoo.com

    its nice to see your blog..
    surely, its great.

  3. Allison -

    Wendi – Again, happy birthday! I’m so glad you like your birthday sushi, and you must tell me when you try it and how you like it!

    Recipe Girl – Thanks!

    tita – You may use the recipe in your book, thank you for asking! You may also add me on facebook if you would like, feel free to search for me and add me as a friend. 🙂

    Halifax – Those are adorable! That’s sweet of you to think of Sushi Day, and thanks for finally speaking up and commenting. 🙂

  4. krizma -

    this is really sweet of u to prepare something on ur frnds bday , am sure wendi u felt v special , i have always been loving shushi but i just read it somewhr on google that shushi is prepared from a special japanese rice . i m from india i wanted to prepare shushi at home is there a way ?

  5. Allison -

    krizma – Sushi is normally made with short-grain sushi rice. But if you’re making it at home, you can pretty much use any kind of rice. I’ve used short grain rice and even jasmine rice, and it turns out to be delicious. 🙂

    Angelica – Thank you!

    Scott – Definitely try it, it’s perfect right now. Not too heavy, just right for spring.

    jenny – I don’t really see it, but many rolls do look like a caterpillar when they are wrapped in sashimi or veggies.

  6. Raymond -

    I made this the other day but for some reason i decided to sear the salmon. I wanted a bit of texture. half seared facing up and half raw facing down. just threw it on the grill for 6 seconds each. just 2 pieces of salmon overlaid on the top of the California Roll. I used your idea of lemon juice tho.. put small dots of mayo ontop.. BOMB!!!!! lol you got great ideas and your website is nice

  7. Roy -

    Hi, I love sushi and sashimi and what attracted me to comment are your beautifully taken photos. I am very impressed and the sushi looks so yummy.