A contribution by a former sushi chef, this Spider Roll recipe made a big splash in the U.S. when served at his restaurant.
It's hard to imagine what a "spider roll" looks like by name alone. An impactful dish, both in name and appearance, looks great and is perfect for parties! It's sure to be a hit!
The luxury of using a whole soft-shell crab!
Freshly molted soft shell crab can be fried whole and eaten without further preparation.
If you can't find them in supermarkets, you can easily purchase them on the Internet.
This is a luxurious sushi roll that allows you to eat all of the aromatic shell and the flavorful meat of the crab. The fried legs look like the legs of a "spider", hence the name.
Great for home parties!
The best thing about this sushi roll is its powerful appearance.
There are other ingredients such as avocado and crab stick, but they can't compare to the presence of the crab.
Eating crab in Japan, like in most countries, does not entail eating the usually hard shell. This recipe can be described as a fusion of traditional Japanese cooking and new ideas in food preparation.
Another plus, the crab shell is rich in nutrients, like calcium, which helps strengthen bones.
- 4.9 oz Sushi rice
- 1 Soft shell crab
- 0.7 oz Tobiko
- 0.7 oz Avocado
- 0.4 oz White radish sprouts
- 1 sheet Nori (5.1 inches x 7.5 inches / 13cm x 19cm)
- as needed Potato starch
- 0.7 oz Crab stick (torn into small pieces)
- 2 tsp Mayonnaise
- as needed Deep-frying oil
- as needed Soy sauce
Dry the soft shell crab, cut two slits in the shell with a knife, and sprinkle all over with potato starch.
※Be sure to cut a slit in the shell. The shell swells during frying and will burst if you don't make the cut!
Deep-fry the soft-shell crab in oil at 356°F (180°C) until browned, drain the oil and cut the body in half diagonally.
Spread the sushi rice flat on top of the nori and sprinkle with tobiko (or 1 tsp sesame seeds).
Turn the nori seaweed over and top with avocado, soft-shell crab (if the legs are outside the seaweed, the finish will be beautiful), white radish sprouts and mixture of ingredients (A) in the order listed. Roll with sushi mat and mold it to make firm.
Once the shape is square, cut it into quarters and you're done!
Serve with soy sauce.
- 1 tsp sesame seeds can be substituted for the tobiko.