Tested till perfect Rice Paper Lobster Rolls

Rice Paper Lobster Rolls

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

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2010

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Portion size 24 pieces


  • 1 1live lobsterlive lobsters, (1 lb/500 g)
  • 12 12large mint leafmint leaves
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupthinly sliced sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupthinly sliced seeded halved cucumber
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupthinly sliced peeled firm mango
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspfinely chopped roasted peanuts
  • 2 tsp 2tsplime juice
  • 1 tsp 1tspfish sauce
  • 1 tsp 1tspvegetabIe oil
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspfinely minced hot red pepper or jalapeño pepper
  • 12 129-inch (23 cm) rice paper wrapperrice paper wrappers
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupchopped romaine lettuce, (4 leaves)

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsweet Thai chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsprice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspwater
  • 1 tsp 1tspfish sauce
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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 Information Per piece: about

cal 28 pro 2g total fat 1g sat. fat 0
carb 4g fibre 0 chol 4mg sodium 102mg
potassium 40mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 1 vit A 2 vit C 8
folate 4
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