Dynamite Roll: What You Should Know Before Ordering

Going out for sushi can be a lot of fun with so many options to choose from, but this can also make it challenging. For fans, sushi can be a very serious endeavor in how it's prepared, who prepares it, and just as importantly, where the fish is sourced. Outside Japan, sushi may be viewed as a casual affair where you'll find sushi restaurants serving up a long list of different types of rolls as well as nigiri and sashimi.

The dynamite roll is made differently than other sushi rolls. Rice is on the outside of the nori wrapper, also known as seaweed wrapper, instead of having the rice on the inside. This is a way to hide the nori. The dynamite roll isn't a traditional roll from Japan but rather influenced and created in the West, according to Recipe Arcade. This roll is popular and often found on many sushi menus throughout the United States, although there may be some variations in how it is prepared.

What are the ingredients of a dynamite roll?

This roll is delicious with fresh ingredients and a Japanese style mayonnaise. Typical ingredients are nori and rice, like you would find in other rolls. Plus, it has avocado, cucumber, and prawns. What makes this roll stand out is it prepared in reverse, with the rice on the outside instead of on the inside. Once the roll is prepared with the filling, it often has salmon served on top of the roll rather than inside, according to Recipe Arcade, creating a beautiful presentation. It also makes it hard to resist and hold back from eating the entire plate. It's also common to have tobiko, also known as fish roe, sprinkled on top (via Recipe Arcade).

One of the keys to delicious sushi and equally important for the dynamite roll is choosing the freshest ingredients possible, especially when it comes to salmon and prawns. The fresher the fish, the better it will taste, which doesn't come as any surprise.

Instead of ordering, can you make dynamite rolls at home?

One of the great things about many sushi rolls is you can make them in the comfort of your home. As long as you have all the ingredients and plenty of patience, you'll be able to recreate the dynamite roll for a special lunch or dinner. The only thing is you may need to work on your technique and rolling skills since it does take time to figure out how to roll sushi properly as well as slice it. It can also be difficult to find all the ingredients you may need for a dynamite roll, but most grocery stores will carry the basics.

While you prepare your vinegar-infused rice, you can start slicing vegetables, prawns, and salmon and have them ready. Once everything is set, you can start layering the nori, first with the prawns and veggies and then begin to roll it until you reach the rice. Once you reach the rice, you'll want to turn the bamboo mat around, or saran wrap (depending on what you're using), to roll until you reach the other end, according to Recipe Arcade. When you have the dynamite roll prepared, you'll carefully cut it into half- to one-inch segments and then slice salmon to place over each piece