This Sushi will Make You Want to Wrap Everything in Bacon: Bacon-Wrapped Sushi

By Mikka Wee/October 23, 2012

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Bacon is a blessing from the heavens. Wrap it, roll it, stuff it, fry it, bake it, roast it—no matter what you do with it, it will always gleam of pork perfection.

This faux “Japanese” dish will change the way you eat authentic sushi…forever! Replacing the thin Nori wrapper with fatty strips of bacon does violate the sushi law, but who the heck cares? This tasty treat serves as a meal in itself—especially for voracious rice eaters like you and me.

We stuffed these bacon bites with various sushi combinations such as tamago & enoki, asparagus & cream cheese, and crabstick & cucumber. Feel free to let your imagination go wild and stuff each bite with practically anything. In this case, we chose ingredients that wouldn’t overpower the smoky bacon flavor, but enhance it even more.

On a personal note, I like adding a huge dollop of Japanese mayonnaise on my bacon sushi before I bite into it. The creamy eggy goodness with the meaty sushi makes me forget how many calories each piece contains. (Perhaps a gazillion, but I refuse to think about it.)

Instead of viewing at it as a mundane strip of processed pork whatever, bacon will be your beacon of hope. Try wrapping bacon in everything you eat, and pretty soon, you’ll start to seeing things in a different light. But if you start seeing an unfamiliar brightness clouding your brain, better put your fork down. That’s the cholesterol taking charge.

Bacon-Wrapped Sushi

Total Time: 45 minutes / Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients for the Bacon Sushi

  • 1 kg bacon, good quality
  • Blanched asparagus
  • Cream cheese
  • Crabsticks
  • Cucumber strips
  • Enoki mushrooms, washed
  • Roasted tamago strips (see recipe below)

Ingredients for the Roasted Tamago

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp mirin
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce

Ingredients for the Sushi Rice

  • 2 cups Japanese rice grains
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Del Monte vinegar (or Japanese Vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Procedure for Sushi Rice

  1. Measure rice and water in rice cooker.
  2. Leave rice grains in water for 20 minutes. Cook until done.
  3. While waiting for the rice, boil together vinegar, sugar, mirin, and salt until melted.
  4. Mix vinegar into cooked rice while still warm. Set aside to cool.

Procedure for Roasted Tamago

  1. Whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Heat a non stick pan and put a teaspoon of oil.
  3. Cook egg like an omelet without filling, toast one side, and then flip.
  4. Cool and slice into strips.

Procedure for Bacon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. On a foiled tray, arrange bacon strips side by side until they total the size of a sheet of paper.
  3. Top with another foil and secure bacon by putting another tray on the previous layer.
  4. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until browned but still bendable or soft enough to roll.
  5. Cool and use to assemble the sushi.

Assembly

  1. On one side of bacon sheet, push in a cup of sushi rice. Arrange asparagus and cream cheese, then roll firmly. Slice.
  2. On one side of bacon sheet, push in a cup of sushi rice. Arrange crabsticks and cucumber strips, roll firmly. Slice.
  3. On one side of bacon sheet, push in a cup of sushi rice. Arrange enoki and tamago strips, roll firmly. Slice.
  4. Top off with Japanese mayonnaise, if desired.

Mikka Wee

Managing Editor

Mikka Wee is a happy little hobbit who loves to eat, but is allergic to exercise. Armed with a heart for travel, she likes to go on random adventures and book spontaneous flights. If she's not hunting for the next seat sale, Mikka likes to read, write in her blog, cuddle with her dog Rocket, and make sandcastles on the beach. See More.

  • erratic

    I already want to wrap everything in bacon… this makes it worse. T_T

    • Mikka Wee

      ….but delicious!!! *drool*

  • Vinnie

    Bacon… bacon… dear bacon… If you can be wrapped around a sushi or in a beef wellington… can i wrapped myself around you? the smell of bacon, the taste of bacon, the look of bacon… could be the next pheromone…

  • rftreyes

    Anything wrapped in bacon is good. Heck, air wrapped in bacon is good.

  • sandrita_reads

    good technique for keeping bacon flat! thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      would do anything to be able to use bacon as wrapper! :)

  • Mr Breakfast

    That’s a super fun idea. I’m also very intrigued by that idea of keeping bacon flat by placing another baking sheet on top. I know your recipe calls for flexible bacon, but do you know if the bacon will get crispy that way if cooked a little longer?

    • http://twitter.com/katherinejao Katherine Jao

      Keep it in the oven longer, until deep red/brown color. It’ll crisp up. :)

      • Barry Shitpeas

        It is very crispy… However, yet still very moist…

  • Barry Shitpeas

    Delicious Babies. They look very Un-Appetising. Great job lads… I will find you :)

  • kat

    good idea baon especially for kids! :)