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Tanimura & Antle Sweet Gem™ Crab Sushi

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"A spicy wasabi dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment to these intriguing appetizers made with lettuce leaves filled with rice, crab, and avocado."
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45 m servings 249
Original recipe yields 6 servings (18 sushi lettuce cups)


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  1. Wash the sweet gem lettuce. Remove cup size leaves and refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Combine rice and water in heavy bottomed pan or rice cooker. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until done. Remove rice from heat and place in bowl. Add sugar and rice wine vinegar, toss to combine and cool.
  2. Combine soy, wasabi & rice wine vinegar in a separate bowl.
  3. Begin to place 11/2 tablespoon rice in each sweet gem cup. With moistened hand, press into leaf forming an oval shape. Top rice with 1/8 teaspoon of wasabi soy mixture. Slice avocado in half, remove seed and skin and slice crosswise 1/8 inch thick. Place a slice of avocado on the rice. Slice crab leg diagonally 1/4 inch thick. Place crab slice on top of avocado.
  4. Use remaining soy wasabi as a dipping sauce.


  • Tips
  • Use vinegar to moisten hands while working with rice.
  • Recipe created for Tanimura & Antle by Chef Don Ferch.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 249 calories; 6 44.7 7.7 8 508 Full nutrition


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i know tons of people who like crab rolls. so when I make'em, they'll all want some 'cause everyone knows things are better when home made:)