Rice Paper Shrimp and Crab Package with Asian Slaw

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
Asian
Serves: 
6

Don't pass this one by because of all the ingredients. Most of the work is done ahead of time. The combination of flavors and textures is sure to make this a winner. Beautiful to look at an a real taste treat.

Ingredients

For packages:
1 cup mayonnaise
2 eggs + 2 egg yolks
2 tsp. Chinese chili paste
16 oz. cooked shrimp, chopped
16 oz. crab meat
1 cup Japanese bread crumbs
2 tbsp. ginger, finely diced
2 green onions, sliced
2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp. mint leaves, chopped
2 jalapeños, finely diced
2 tbsp. sugar
12 sheets rice paper, soaked
12 cilantro sprigs, stemmed

For aïoli:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. lime zest
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. ginger, finely diced

For Asian slaw:
1⁄2 cup lime juice
6 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. Asian chili sauce
3 tbsp. ginger, minced
2 green onions, sliced
4 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
9 tbsp. fish sauce
1 1⁄2 cups canola oil
2 red peppers, julienned
2 yellow peppers, julienned
2 green peppers, julienned
2 jalapeños, julienned
2 carrots, shredded
1 cup Napa cabbage, sliced
1⁄4 cup cilantro leaves
1⁄4 cup mint leaves
1⁄4 cup  basil leaves
Olive oil, as needed
Lime wedges, for garnish

Steps

1. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, eggs and chili paste until smooth. Fold in shrimp, crab, bread crumbs, ginger, onion, cilantro, mint and jalapeño. Refrigerate.

2. Lay soaked rice paper on a sheet pan. Place a sprig of cilantro in the center of each and top with 3 oz. shrimp mixture. Fold sides of paper to form a package and refrigerate.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, lime zest and juice and ginger. Reserve aïoli refrigerated.

4. For vinaigrette and slaw: Whisk together lime juice, sugar, chili sauce, ginger, green onion, cilantro, fish sauce and canola oil. In a separate bowl, toss together red, yellow, green and jalapeño peppers, carrots, cabbage, cilantro, mint and basil. Reserve refrigerated.

5. Per order: Sauté 1 package in olive oil until golden on both sides. Transfer to a 350° F oven to warm through, approx. 5 min. Toss 1⁄2 cup slaw with vinaigrette and plate. Place shrimp-crab package on slaw and top with 1 tbsp. aïoli. Garnish with a lime wedge and cilantro sprig.

Source: Recipe from Chef Richard Travis

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