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Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 min
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Starter
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Description

Don’t these look fancy? You can make these Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp in your own kitchen! The spicy peanut dipping sauce is the perfect condiment on the side.


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Ingredients

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes

Instructions

  1. In medium saucepan, add vermicelli noodles to boiling water and remove from heat for 5 minutes. Drain the noodles and set aside to cool.
  2. Working one at a time, soak spring roll wrappers in warm water for 15 seconds. Place on a flat surface and working from bottom third of the wrapper arrange lettuce, carrots, handful of vermicelli, 2 basil leaves, 2-3 shrimp pieces, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
  3. Rolling the spring roll like a burrito, fold uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper, beginning at the bottom of the wrapper to the top. Lay the finished spring roll on a tray lined with plastic wrap or waxed paper. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
  4. When all spring rolls are finished, cover the tray tightly and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Cut spring rolls in half on an angle when ready to serve. Serve with the dipping sauce.

Peanut Dipping Sauce

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender until well blended. Serve on the side with spring rolls.

Notes

  • Be careful not to overfill your spring roll wrapper because it will cause the rice paper to tear. Sometimes I will double up the rice paper wrappers if I have heavier ingredients to fill it with (ie., steak, chicken).
  • Work quickly, you don’t want your wrapper to fall apart. Start over if you mess up!
  • Rolling a really good spring roll takes practice, but once you get the hang of it and feel comfortable, you’ll learn how to do it quickly and easily.
  • Get creative! You can fill your spring rolls with any veggies or protein you like!

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