Kimchi Soft Crab Spider Roll

LEVEL: Intermediate 1 HOUR 4 Servings

2 Reviews

Handy Soft Shell Crabs are completely edible, roll it up just like your favorite sushi restaurant and create your own spider roll!

  • 4 each Handy Soft Crab (Jumbo), Thawed
  • 4 each Nori Sheets (toasted/warmed)
  • 8 TBSP Sushi Rice – Chilled
  • 4 oz. Julienned Cucumber (quickly pickled in hot rice vinegar then chilled)
  • 4 oz. Kimchi
  • 8 Slices Avocado, Ripe
  • 2 oz. Sriracha Mayo (1.5 oz. mayo – 0.5 oz. Sriracha)
  • Dash Tenkasu (Tempura Crumbs)
  • Dash Black Sesame Seeds

Tempura Batter

  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 TBSP Cornstarch
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Seltzer water
  • Dash Sea Salt
  1. In a small bowl combine the tempura ingredient with a whisk until just incorporated…do not over-mix or batter will become tough
  2. Pat dry crabs and dredge in the batter until well coated…shake off excess
  3. Heat oil to 350°F in a heavy bottomed pot / fryer / Dutch oven
  4. Add crabs to the oil, fry 2 minutes, flip, and repeat process
  5. Remove from the oil onto a rack or paper towel-lined sheet pan and let cool for one minute
  6. Lay Nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat (shiny side down)
  7. Using wet fingers – lay out 2 TBSP of prepared sushi rice onto the sheet – leaving a small border open on the Nori sheet
  8. Cut soft crab in 1/2 and lay crab along middle of the sushi rice
  9. Add layer of cucumber, kimchi, and avocado in the same orientation
  10. Using sushi mat – hand form the roll – tightly and remove from the mat
  11. Cut into equal portions depending on number of pieces desired
  12. Drizzle Sriracha mayo over the top of the roll
  13. Sprinkle Tenkasu and sesame seeds over roll
  14. Serve with wasabi and pickled ginger