New Mexican Sushi


New Mexican Sushi

Southwestern Sushi Delight

In the vibrant world of New Mexican cuisine, we have taken the traditional Japanese sushi and given it a spicy and flavorful twist. Our New Mexican Sushi combines the freshness of sushi with the bold and zesty flavors of the Southwest. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that fuses two distinct culinary traditions into one delicious dish.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

15 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low-fat, Low-calorie

Shellfish (shrimp), Soy (soy sauce)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While traditional Japanese sushi focuses on raw fish and delicate flavors, our New Mexican adaptation incorporates bold and spicy elements commonly found in Southwestern cuisine. We substitute raw fish with grilled shrimp or roasted chicken, and add ingredients like avocado, jalapenos, and cilantro to give it a unique New Mexican flair. We alse have the original recipe for Sushi, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 6g / 1g saturated
  • Carbohydrates: 60g / 2g sugars
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • 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, sriracha sauce, lime juice, and sugar to make the spicy sauce.
  3. 3.
    Lay a bamboo sushi mat on a clean surface and place a sheet of nori on top.
  4. 4.
    Wet your hands with water to prevent sticking, then spread a thin layer of sushi rice evenly over the nori, leaving a 1-inch border at the top.
  5. 5.
    Arrange the grilled shrimp or roasted chicken, avocado slices, jalapeno slices, and cilantro leaves in a line across the center of the rice.
  6. 6.
    Using the bamboo mat, tightly roll the sushi, applying gentle pressure to ensure it holds its shape.
  7. 7.
    Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
  8. 8.
    Slice each sushi roll into bite-sized pieces.
  9. 9.
    Serve the New Mexican Sushi with the spicy sauce for dipping.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Shrimp — Make sure to properly clean and devein the shrimp before grilling.
  • Avocado — Choose ripe avocados for a creamy texture.
  • Jalapeno — Adjust the amount of jalapeno according to your desired level of spiciness.
  • Sushi rice — Rinse the rice thoroughly before cooking to remove excess starch.
  • Nori (seaweed) — Use fresh and crisp nori sheets for the best results.

Tips & Tricks

  • To prevent the sushi from sticking to the bamboo mat, cover it with plastic wrap before rolling.
  • Wet your knife with water before slicing the sushi to ensure clean cuts.
  • Experiment with different fillings such as roasted corn, black beans, or green chilies to add more New Mexican flavors.
  • Serve the sushi with a side of salsa or guacamole for an extra kick.
  • If you prefer a milder version, remove the jalapeno seeds before slicing.

Serving advice

Serve the New Mexican Sushi as an appetizer or main course. Arrange the sushi pieces on a platter and garnish with additional cilantro leaves. Provide small bowls of soy sauce and spicy sauce for dipping.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sushi rolls on a rectangular plate, alternating between shrimp and chicken rolls for visual appeal. Garnish with lime wedges and sprinkle some chopped cilantro on top for a pop of color.