deconstructed alaska roll

Simple Deconstructed Alaska Roll Sushi Bowl

When I was younger, I tried a free sample of supermarket sushi and HATED it. Years later, I finally gave sushi another try and loved it since. I, of course, had to start slow and avoid rolls that were too “fishy.” I’ve become more adventurous with my sushi intake which led me to try to take sushi in another direction. The Alaska Roll remains one of my favorites, including some of my favorite foods. I’d love to one day learn to make sushi but for now, a deconstructed version will do the trick!

Not only is this recipe delicious and different, it can maybe even put you in a better mood. This meal is jam packed with omega 3s and tons of other nutrients.

This Deconstructed Alaska Roll recipe combines all 5 of my Good Mood Food- foods proven to put you in a better mood! Check out the article here: Good Mood Food 1-5

Deconstructed Alaska Roll

Classic sushi roll in a whole new and simpler way! This recipe is easy to make at home without the skill or tools to roll sushi. This meal is similar to a salmon poke bowl but with Alaska Roll ingredients.
My article Good Mood Foods 1-5 explores how a few of these ingredients may actually make you happier!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2


Deconstructed Alaska Roll

  • 1 6-8oz wild-caught raw salmon fillet Substitutes: cooked, canned, or smoked salmon
  • 4 sticks imitation crab cubed
  • 2 cups brown or white rice cooked
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 small-medium cucumber sliced
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

Greek Yogurt Spicy Mayo

  • 2 tsbp Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Sriracha add more/less according to your preferred taste


  • Lightly pat salmon to absorb excess water
  • Lightly season salmon with salt, pepper, garlic powder, lemon juice (if time allows-marinate for 20 minutes)
  • Cut raw salmon into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside
  • Slice cucumbers, avocado, and imitation crab
  • Separate cooked rice into two dishes
  • Divide sliced ingredients and layer on top of cooked rice
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds

Spicy Mayo

  • Mix Sriracha and Greek yogurt in a small bowl
  • Drizzle on top of dish or enjoy on the side
  • Enjoy!


Other optional toppings: scallions, soy sauce, radishes, red pepper flakes, red onion
Everything bagel seasoning is a great substitute for sesame seeds. 
*Consuming raw or undercooked fish may increase your risk of foodborne illness. This meal is not recommended if you are pregnant or nursing.* 
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When consuming raw seafood: best-practice includes choosing fish that has been previously frozen

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ take on consuming raw seafood:

Pictured: 10minute air fried salmon, white rice, sliced avocado,
cucumber, imitation crab, sesame seeds and mild spicy mayo

Check out my article Good Mood Food 1-5 to learn how 5 of these ingredients can improve your mood!

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