TikTok Shrimp Sushi Bake Cups

We swapped in shrimp for salmon in this take on the viral TikTok sushi bake trend. These are great appetizers to serve at a cocktail party, as well as a meal with a light cucumber salad on the side. If you aren't a fan of nori, try these using wonton wrappers instead.

close up on a few shrimp sushi bake cups
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 cups


  • cooking spray

  • 3 sheets nori (dry seaweed), quartered

  • 1 ½ cups warm cooked sushi rice

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar

  • cup Japanese mayonnaise (such as Kewpie®)

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha chile sauce

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • cup seasoned panko bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • ½ tablespoon white sesame seeds, toasted

  • ½ tablespoon black sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions

  • ½ avocado, finely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Spread rice in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet to cool slightly, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the rice vinegar.

  3. Stir together mayonnaise, Sriracha, and remaining 1 tablespoon rice vinegar in a medium bowl, until combined. Transfer 1/4 cup of the mayonnaise mixture to a separate small bowl; reserve for later.

  4. Stir soy sauce into remaining mayonnaise mixture in medium bowl; stir in shrimp until coated.

  5. Place a nori square into each prepared muffin cup. With damp hands, toss rice on rimmed baking sheet to separate grains. Top each nori square with about 2 1/2 tablespoons of rice, and press into bottom of muffin cup. Top each with about 3 shrimp; discard any remaining mayonnaise mixture from bowl of shrimp.

  6. Stir together panko and canola oil in a small bowl. Bake shrimp cups in preheated oven 8 minutes; remove from oven, and sprinkle with a large pinch of panko mixture. Return to oven, and bake until shrimp are cooked through and panko is golden, 6 to 7 minutes longer.

  7. Carefully remove cups from muffin tin and place on a platter. Drizzle with reserved mayonnaise mixture, sprinkle with white and black sesame seeds and scallions; top with avocado. Serve hot.

Cook's Note:

I used 8-inch square nori sheets for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
17g Fat
18g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 538mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 18g
Potassium 251mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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