If your lobster was cooked whole, remove the head by twisting the carapace and abdomen (tail) firmly in opposite directions.
Clean the tomalley from the neck meat under gently running cold water.
Now flip the tail upside down so the soft shell is facing up and cut down either side of the ribs so you can peel back the shell, a bit like opening a can of sardines.
From there, use your hands to loosen the lobster meat from the shell and it should come out easily and neatly.
Slice the lobster tail into 5mm strips lengthways and set aside.
Choose a dish with high sides that will fit your wrappers and fill with warm water.
Dampen a tea towel and lay it on your bench as this will stop the wrapper sticking to the bench.
Have all the ingredients in bowls to hand. Dip a single wrapper into the water and allow to sit for ten seconds until pliable. You want it to be soft and workable without being mushy.
Remove the wrapper and allow water to drip off. Lay the wrapper in a diamond on the tea towel in front of you.
Start to stack your ingredients a third of the way into the wrapper so you will be able to bring the bottom corner up and over the stack once it is complete.
Start with a lettuce leaf folded over a couple of times then trim each end so there is 5cm of wrapper visible each side.
Continue to stack lobster, pineapple, cucumber, a small bunch of mixed herbs and ¼ cup noodles all laid out evenly and continuing to leave 5cm either side of the stack.
Bring the bottom corner of your wrapper tightly over the ingredients and tuck to secure.
From here you bring each side firmly in over the stack to close the wrapper and roll it forward to completely enclose the ingredients.
Make sure you keep gently adjusting the package as you roll to keep it tight.
Set the spring roll aside on a plate under a damp paper towel (so the wrapper doesn’t dry out) and repeat until all 12 are rolled.
Slice the spring rolls in half straight through the middle (or leave whole) and serve with Nuoc Cham.
To make Nuoc Cham combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk with a fork to combine. Stir prior to serving.
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