Japanese-style Enchiladas


Japanese-style Enchiladas

Sushi-inspired Enchiladas: A Fusion of Mexican and Japanese Flavors

In the context of Japanese cuisine, these Japanese-style Enchiladas offer a unique twist on the traditional Mexican dish. Combining the vibrant flavors of Mexico with the delicate and refined tastes of Japan, this fusion recipe is a delightful blend of cultures that will surely impress your taste buds.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

10 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free soy sauce), Low-fat, Low-calorie

Soy (in soy sauce), Sesame (in sesame oil)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Nut-free, Egg-free, High-protein


While the original Mexican enchiladas are typically made with tortillas, spicy fillings, and topped with salsa, this Japanese adaptation incorporates sushi elements. The tortillas are replaced with nori sheets, the fillings are inspired by Japanese ingredients, and the enchiladas are served with a soy-based dipping sauce instead of salsa. We alse have the original recipe for Enchiladas, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat: 5g / 0.7g saturated
  • Carbohydrates: 45g / 5g sugars
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Cook the sushi rice according to package instructions and let it cool.
  2. 2.
    In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, mirin, honey, and wasabi paste to make the dipping sauce. Set aside.
  3. 3.
    Lay a nori sheet on a clean surface and spread a thin layer of sushi rice over it, leaving a small border at the top.
  4. 4.
    Arrange avocado slices, cucumber, carrot, and crab meat in a line across the center of the nori sheet.
  5. 5.
    Roll the nori sheet tightly, starting from the bottom, to form a sushi roll.
  6. 6.
    Repeat steps 3-5 with the remaining nori sheets and fillings.
  7. 7.
    Slice each sushi roll into bite-sized pieces and arrange them on a serving platter.
  8. 8.
    Sprinkle sesame seeds over the sushi rolls for garnish.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Japanese-style enchiladas with the prepared dipping sauce on the side.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Nori sheets — Make sure to use fresh nori sheets to ensure they are pliable and easy to roll.
  • Sushi rice — Rinse the sushi rice thoroughly before cooking to remove excess starch and achieve a fluffy texture.
  • Wasabi paste — Adjust the amount of wasabi paste according to your preference for spiciness.
  • Crab meat — Use fresh or imitation crab meat for this recipe, depending on your preference and availability.
  • Sesame seeds — Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat for a few minutes until fragrant before garnishing the enchiladas.

Tips & Tricks

  • To make the sushi rolls easier to slice, wet the knife with water before each cut.
  • Customize the fillings by adding other ingredients such as thinly sliced fish, pickled vegetables, or tempura shrimp.
  • For a spicy kick, drizzle some sriracha sauce over the sushi rolls before serving.
  • Serve the enchiladas with a side of miso soup and a green salad for a complete Japanese-inspired meal.
  • Experiment with different dipping sauces like ponzu or spicy mayo to add variety to the dish.

Serving advice

Arrange the Japanese-style enchiladas on a beautiful platter and garnish with additional sesame seeds and a sprinkle of chopped green onions for an elegant presentation. Serve them as an appetizer or as part of a sushi-themed dinner.

Presentation advice

To enhance the visual appeal, arrange the sushi rolls in a decorative pattern on the platter. Use a combination of different fillings to create a colorful display. Serve the dipping sauce in small individual bowls alongside the enchiladas for a stylish and interactive dining experience.