The Bug Roll Recipe That Will Have The Entire Table Wanting Seconds

The Bug Roll Recipe That Will Have The Entire Table Wanting Seconds

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 8th March 2022

Many of us might have only just put away all the pots and pans we pulled out for our magnificent Christmas feast, but Easter is around the corner to heat up the kitchen once again. Traditionally, Good Friday is dedicated to all things seafood, and while you might think the best bugs should be left to Michelin-starred hands, think again. 

With the help of Australian Bay Lobster Producers – the premium Australian seafood delivery service – we’ve found the easiest gourmet bug roll recipe that will have every one of your guests asking for more. 

Skip the deli lines this Easter and head straight to Australian Bay Lobster Producers excellent selection of seafood online, produced and sourced consciously, and delivered straight to your door. The easy-as-pie service and oh-so-fresh offering will have you happily putting your hand up to host the family this year. From Moreton Bay bugs, to prawns, scallops, and lobster, get innovative with your spread because you practically can’t go wrong!  

Check out their bug roll recipe below:

Australian Bay Lobster Producers’ Bug Roll Recipe

Makes 6

Prep Time + Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 bug tails, defrosted
  • 6 brioche buns
  • 1L grape seed oil (or your preferred frying oil)
  • Flour 200g + enough to coat the bugs
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons sriracha
  • 375mL beer
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped coriander
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and ribboned
  • ½ red chili, finely sliced (optional)
  • 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon palm sugar, grated
  • Butter
  • Salt

Method:

  1. Put oil in a pot on medium heat, bringing up to 200ºC.
  2. Roll bugs around in flour until coated.
  3. Make a sriracha mayo by combining mayo with sriracha.
  4. Make a beer batter by adding the beer to 200g of flour and slowly working together using a fork.
  5. Separate the egg. Add the white to a bowl and whisk. Add the yolk to the batter mixture.
  6. Whisk for approximately 1 minute, add the egg white into the batter and gently combine.
  7. To prep your salad, add the mint, coriander, cucumber, chili (optional, lime zest, lime juice, and palm sugar to a bowl and toss around. 
  8. Split the buns in half all the way through.
  9. Once the roil has reached 200ºC, dip the floured bug tails into the batter using a fork, shake off excess batter, and add into oil without overcrowding the pot.
  10. Cook each for 3 minutes. Pop onto paper towels. 
  11. Put a pan on medium heat and melt a bit of butter. Toast the buns cut side down for 30 seconds. Flip and toast for another 30 seconds. 
  12. Salt battered bugs. 
  13. To construct roll, add a heaped teaspoon of sriracha mayo to base and spread evenly, add your bauttered bug, gently place some salad on, add a dollop of sriracha mayo to the lid, and close. 
  14. Enjoy! 

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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.