Rice Paper Lobster Rolls

Author: Canadian Living

Cooking a fresh lobster ensures great taste. If you are short on time, many fish markets will cook it for you.  

  • Portion size 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 live lobster (1 lb/500 g)
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced seeded halved cucumber
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled firm mango
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vegetabIe oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced hot red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced jalapeño pepper
  • 12 rice paper wrappers
  • 3/4 cups chopped romaine lettuce (4 leaves)
Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce

Method

Dipping Sauce: In small bowl, stir together chili sauce, vinegar, water and fish sauce; set aside.

Fill large deep pot with enough salted water (1 tbsp/15 mL salt per 4 cups/1 L water) to cover lobster; bring to rolling boil. Grasp back of lobster and plunge headfirst into water; cook until bright red and small leg comes away easily when twisted and pulled, about 10 minutes. Let cool. Remove meat; cut into small pieces.

In bowl, combine lobster, mint, red pepper, cucumber, mango, peanuts, lime juice, fish sauce, oil and jalapeño pepper.

Fill shallow pan with lukewarm water; soak rice paper wrappers, 1 at a time, until pliable, 30 to 60 seconds. Transfer to tea towel; pat dry.

Place 4 tsp (20 mL) lobster mixture and 1 tbsp (15 mL) lettuce at bottom of each wrapper. Folding sides over filling, tightly roll up. (Make-ahead: Place on plastic wrap–lined plate and cover with damp towel; overwrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.) Cut in half. Serve with sauce.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 102 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 28.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Potassium 40 mg
  • Cholesterol 4 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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