King Crab Dynamite Roll

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Editor's Note: If you want to impress guests at your next dinner party, then this recipe for King Crab Dynamite Roll needs to be up your sleeve! This easy sushi recipe includes plenty of crab meat and will make for a dramatic presentation. This dynamite roll is true to its name, as it topped with a flavorful sauce that everyone is sure to love. If you want to all-out for your next get-together with friends or for your next tailgate party, then this recipe is one you need to try! You can also take a look at the author's additional sushi recipes for even more ideas.

This uniquely named sushi was born out of a sushi chef’s professional struggles. Enjoy the tiny explosions and the dynamite flavor.

Makes7 rolls



Make Ahead RecipeYes

Occasional Fresco, Buffet, Buffet Meal, Casual Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Cooking for a date

Recipe CourseAppetizer, Main Course

MealDinner, Lunch


Taste and TextureChewy, Creamy, Crisp, Rich, Savory, Tangy, Umami


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup tobik-ko (flying fish roe)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 1½ cups high-quality crab meat (Dungeness, blue, or Alaskan king crab) (7 ounces) or canned crabmeat
  • ½ cup toasted white sesame seeds
  • 6 cups (lightly packed) prepared sushi rice (7/8 cup, 4.2 ounces, per roll)
  • 7 half-sheets nori (laver); choose the thicker variety


  1. Mix the mayonnaise, tobik-ko, sesame oil, and soy sauce in a bowl. Have the crabmeat, dynamite sauce, and white sesame seeds on a tray, then follow the Master Recipe.

  2. Additional Instructions: Preheat the broiler or toaster oven. Cut each roll into six equal pieces. Arrange the pieces cut side down on an oven dish and smear the top of each piece with the dynamite sauce. Cook the sushi briefly until the surface acquires a golden brown hue.

  3. You can prepare the rolls several hours in advance. After removing them from the refrigerator, cut them into pieces and follow the instructions above.


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