Spicy Salmon with Shrimp Chips
Avocado Mash with Lemon, Sliced Jalapeños
This tasty snack was inspired by Nobu Restaurants’ “Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna” where fried sushi rice cubes are served with a little bowl of spicy tuna and light soy sauce on the side. A version of the Nobu recipe went viral a while back on TikTok with the addition of avocado and jalapeño.
The original authentic dish can be enjoyed at many of the over 50 Nobu Restaurants around the world including all three in Las Vegas – Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas Virgin Hotel.
With the remainder of a nice piece of sockeye salmon leftover from making an Aguachile de Salmón for my guests, I decided to make a quick snack paired with store-bought shrimp chips. These puffy-crisp chips are made from a dough of tapioca flour and ground shrimp. The dough is steamed, thinly sliced, dried, then fried. The result are crunchy little crackers full of umami flavor.
Topped with a tiny scoop of spicy salmon and/or avocado plus an optional jalapeño ring, these make a zippy one-bite snack bomb that is packed full of flavors, textures, and spice! And unlike the original dish which has many steps to prepare the fried sushi rice, this appetizer is quick and easy…
Spicy Salmon with Shrimp Chips Recipe
- sashimi-grade raw salmon, skin and pin bones removed
- mayonnaise (recommend Kewpie mayo)
- chili garlic sauce
- chives, finely sliced
- sea salt to taste
Cut salmon fillet into small dice, then chop into smaller pieces. Mix mayonnaise with some chili garlic sauce. Put salmon into a small bowl and add enough spicy mayonnaise to coat well. Mix in chives. Taste for salt.
- ripe avocado
- lemon juice
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- lemon slices, thinly sliced
Mash avocado flesh with two forks. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
- thinly sliced, remove seeds if desired
- store-bought, available at Asian markets
To Compose Snack Platter
Place spicy salmon, avocado mash, and jalapeños into little bowls. Garnish salmon with extra chives, garnish avocado with lemon slices. Place bowls on a platter. Arrange shrimp chips around the bowls.
In the Nobu style, this delightful snack relies on freshness and quality of the fish, and above all, simplicity.