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Thai Crab Spring Rolls

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Ingredients
  Lump crabmeat 8 Ounce, picked over for shell and cartilage (Fresh)
  Peanut oil 3 Tablespoon
  Finely shredded cabbage 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Snow peas 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely slivered
  Slivered leek/Scallions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mung bean sprouts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic 2 Tablespoon
  Peeled minced ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Thai fish sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Chili oil 1 Dash
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon
  Spring roll wrappers 5
  Boston lettuce head 2 , leaves separated, rinsed, and patted dry
  Fresh mint leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Fresh mint sprigs 2 (For Garnish)
  Cilantro leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), garnish
  Fresh cilantro leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Garnish)
  Sweet garlic sauce/Indonesian soy sauce 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Fresh cilantro sprigs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the peanut oil, over medium heat.
2) Add the cabbage and saute for 3 minutes, tossing constantly. Remove the cabbage to a bowl.
3) To the skillet, add 1/2 tablespoon oil.
4) Now, add the snow peas, and saute for 3 minutes.
5) Add the snow peas to the cabbage. The vegetables should be softened but still retain some crunch.
6) To the same skillet, add another 1 1/2 tablespoons oil.
7) Add the leeks, bean sprouts, cilantro, garlic, and ginger, and saute for 2 minutes.
8) Stir in the crabmeat, fish sauce, soy sauce, and chili oil.
9) Take off heat and add to the cabbage and snow peas.
10) Toss all the ingredients together well. Set aside.
12) Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the cornstarch and water.
13) Cut the spring roll wrappers to form 4 triangles from each wrapper.
14) On a clean work surface, place a triangle with the long side facing you.
15) Place 1 tablespoon of the crab mixture in the center of the long side, about 1/2 inch from the edge.
16) Fold the ends of the long side in towards the center over the filling.
17) Brush the opposite tip of the wrapper with the cornstarch mixture, then roll the spring roll towards the tip and press lightly to seal. Repeat the process until all the filling has been used.
18) In a nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1/2 cup peanut oil over medium heat until hot.
19) Fry the spring rolls in small batches for about 2 minutes per side, until golden. Add more oil to the skillet if necessary.
20) Drain on paper towels.

SERVING
21) To serve, arrange the lettuce leaves on one side of a large serving plate and the hot spring rolls on the other. Pile the mint and cilantro leaves in the center. Garnish with a few sprigs of mint and cilantro. Serve along with dipping sauces.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Crab
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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