Air Fryer Rick Shores Bug Rolls

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It’s no secret that we love holidaying at Burleigh Heads on Queensland’s Gold Coast however, since 2016, an added attraction to our holidays at this iconic spot has been eating with the sand between our toes and tucking into Rick Shores bug rolls.

Rick Shores took up prime breach entrance place (you can not get nearer to the water) that summer season and from the second we first bit into considered one of its now-famous (Moreton Bay) bug rolls, it was love. And I imply LOVE. They might have gone up in worth about $6 every (they’re now $18 every) however, to us, they’re synonymous with summer season. 

Yes, we’ve dined inside at Rick Shores, and it’s a surprising expertise, however essentially the most enjoyable we’ve had is popping on a cover-up over our swimsuits and stepping off the sand on to an out of doors desk. We arrange our CoolCabana tent nearest the surface tables and because the clock ticks on over at 12noon, inevitably considered one of our prolonged asks the query: “bug roll and a Rose?”.

This journey previous we reply the decision this twice. Each time it jogged my memory simply how fortunate we’re to have such unbelievable eating experiences proper on our door step, nicely 1.5 hours away.

Rick Shores Bug Rolls Burleigh Heads Queensland Gold Coast

I’ve re-created the bug roll expertise at dwelling as soon as earlier than and a few my girlfriends *gently advised* that it was time to take action once more. I’m all the time up for a problem and after some considered how our kitchen didn’t cope so nicely with the frying final time, I made a decision to place our new Air Fryer to the take a look at, making the beneath Air Fryer Rick Shores Bug Rolls. We have been thrilled that it labored, serving up these rolls as starters at a summer season social gathering we hosted final weekend. They might not have appeared pretty much as good however they definitely handed the style take a look at.

Air Fryer Rick Shores Bug Rolls

(Makes 20 massive bug rolls – this recipe was tailored from a recipe shared by Rick Shores in The Sunday Mail newspaper)

Recipe to try at home: Air Fryer Rick Shores Bug Rolls


20 brioche buns 
40 items Moreton Bay uncooked bug meat (equal to twenty entire uncooked Moreton Bay bugs)
250g Panko bread crumbs
3 eggs
2 cups plain flour
2 x 400ml coconut cream
2 stalk lemongrass, trimmed
4 kaffir lime leaves
2 child gem lettuce

For the bug meat mayo:
250ml traditional Kewpie mayo
4 kaffir lime leaves
Juice of 1 half a recent lime 
1 tsp Togarashi, or to style
Salt flakes

For the sriracha mayo:
2 tsp sriracha sauce, or to style
250ml traditional Kewpie mayo


1. Trim bugs so you could have a “clean” tail. Reserve these off-cuts. Place clear tails in fridge.

2. In a medium saucepan, convey to simmer the coconut cream, 4 kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass stalks. Place bug off-cuts in simmering combination to frivolously poach. Use a sieve to take away poached bug off-cuts from coconut cream combination. Place bug off-cuts in fridge to chill.

3. Once cool, use to create the bug meat mayo. Finely chop the remaining 4 kaffir lime leaves. Mix with 250g Kewpie mayo, lime juice, Togarashi* and salt (to style). Finely chop bug off-cuts and add to combine. Set apart in fridge.

4. Create sriracha mayo by mixing collectively sriracha sauce and 250g Kewpie mayo.

5. Prep bug tails for air frying. Coat in flour, then egg, then Panko breadcrumbs. Place in fridge till able to cook dinner.

6. Heat Air Fryer to 200 levels Celsius for 5 minutes. Place bugs in Air Fryer (keep away from over-crowding and cook dinner in batches). Spray with cooking oil spray of alternative. Cook for 5 minutes. Repeat spray. Cook for an extra two minutes.

7. Meanwhile, toast brioche buns. Spread one aspect with bug meat mayo, high with lettuce, then two cooked bug tail items. Spread different aspect of bun with sriracha mayo. 

8. Enjoy instantly (with our with out a crisp, dry Rose).

Recipe notes: Ask your native seafood provider if they’ll supply bug tail meat for you. It will prevent lots of further work and really works out worth for cash. You’ll discover brioche buns of various sizes in most supermarkets. Choose what works for you. We by accident ended up with massive hotdog buns that have been already break up on the high, so needed to work with that. If the buns have been smaller, we’d have put only one piece of bug meat on every. Look for Togarashi at speciality delis, Asian meals shops and a few supermarkets. If discovered the “” model at our native fruit and veg store. Want to make the recipe gluten-free pleasant? You’ll discover gluten-free brioche buns at Coles. Substitute plain flour for gluten-free plain flour. And search for gluten-free Panko breadcrumbs within the well being meals aisle of your native grocery store or well being retailer. Don’t have an Air Fryer? You might shallow fry utilizing the identical breadcrumb combine or create a batter. The Rick Shores batter recipe is HERE. 

Recipe to try at home: Air Fryer Rick Shores Bug Rolls

Xoxo 💋 The Select Fashion Team