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Homemade California Roll

Every now and then we’ll splurge on some fresh crab at whole foods. Sometimes we just eat it plain, and sometimes there’s some extra with which to experiment. I know it is basic, but I still love a California roll, especially one with real crab.
You need:

-about 3-4 oz fresh crab

-about 2 oz plain Greek yogurt

-1-2 tbs green onion

-Black pepper

-2 seaweed wraps

-1 cup sticky rice of choice (I used a black rice/gf steel cut oat blend– oats make the rice sticky)

-1/4 cucumber slices

-1/4 avocado sliced 
Lay your seaweed sheet on a piece of plastic cling wrap, I put mine on top of a cutting board. 

The only trick I used is a line of water on each end of the nori wrap to help it stick together.

One by one, lay a nori sheet on a piece of plastic wrap (on top of a towel to make easier to handle, without plastic sticking to anything). Spread a layer of rice (actualy optional but recommended) to desired thickness over bottom 1/2 to 3/4 of wrap. Line up veggies/fillings. Spread a line of water (just dip your finer in water (along two ends of the wrap, and roll up, starting at full end and rolling towards empty end.
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

Decadent Crab Spring Rolls

What did you do for Valentine’s Day? Get into the restaurant rush? Buy each other expensive gifts? No thanks! We went for a run out on the Land’s End trail, in the 75 degree weather (!) then came home and cooked! My fellow actually fell asleep while I was prepping this spring roll treat, but then he went up to the grill and did some cooking too 🙂 This was a special treat with fresh crab meat. I made several with the crab, but a few using edamame in place of the crabmeat, so that is the vegan option here, either that or some tofu! I enjoy seafood from time to time, and this was a decadent, romantic treat 🙂

Sauce:
Juice 1 large lemon
Juice 2 cuties
1Tbs vinegar
1Tbs liquid aminos
1Tbs almond butter
2Tbs peanut butter
Warm water 2Tbs
Crushed red pepper
1/4 diced jalapeño

Blend or whisk together sauce ingredients, and set aside. Assemble spring rolls using:

Spring roll wrapper
Greens (raw spinach)
Cucumber, sliced thin
Green onion, sliced thin
Bell pepper, sliced thin
Carrot, sliced thin
Fresh basil
Fresh cilantro
Avocado, sliced thin
Crab/edamame

Dip in the sauce and enjoy!

For more detailed instructions about assembling spring rolls, see my original spring roll post, here!

Believe it or not, we actually did eat all that…. 😀

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Oh and here’s my valentine snoozing after our run 🙂

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