Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Fresh Crab Springrolls

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 rolls


Spicy Peanut Sauce:


  1. Preheat the fryer to 360 degrees F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add the noodles. Season the noodles with sesame oil, soy sauce, salt, green onions and black pepper. Mix thoroughly. Bring water to a boil in a 10-inch saute pan and remove from the heat. Submerge each spring roll wrapper, 1 at a time, in the hot water, moving it around in the water until soft and pliable, 10 to 15 seconds. Remove and lay on the parchment paper.
  3. In another small mixing bowl, combine the crabmeat, mayonnaise, and chili paste. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Place 1 tablespoon of the crab mixture over the wrapper and top with 1 tablespoon of the noodle mixture. On top of the noodles, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sprouts. Top the sprouts with the 1 tablespoon of the papaya, 1 tablespoon of the carrots, 1 tablespoon of the cilantro, and 1 tablespoon of the mint. Fold 2 sides of the wrapper toward the center about 1/4-inch, then roll like a jelly roll, pressing the edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. Fry half of the spring rolls until golden. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with salt. Slice each roll in half diagonally. Serve the rolls on a large platter with the Spicy Peanut Sauce. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Spicy Peanut Sauce:

Yield: 1 1/4 cups sauce
  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients together. Process until smooth, then transfer to small bowls for dipping.