Friday, August 12, 2011

Favorite Friday Recipe: Fresh spring rolls

Spring rolls are one of my favorite summer time foods--they're cool and refreshing and are fun to put together, especially if you have dinner guests. 

  • rice paper rounds/squares (found at any asian grocery store)
  • cooked shrimp, pork or tofu (shrimp is my favorite)
  • mint leaves
  • cilantro
  • chives (optional)
  • rice noodles (cooked and cooled, I also like to snip them up into more manageable pieces)
  • bean sprouts
  • lettuce leaves
  • hoisin sauce and peanut butter for the dipping sauce
  • optional crushed peanuts and Thai red chili to add to sauce 

    • Dip rice paper into warm water, making sure that it is saturated
    • Place rice paper on a large plate and place your shrimp and herbs in a line down the center
    • Add your rice noodles and bean sprouts on top
    • Top with lettuce
    • Rolling commences!  Pull up one side, start rolling, making sure to tuck in ends and keep ingredients tightly packed.  The rice paper should be pliant and a bit sticky 

    Warm up 1 part of peanut butter and two parts hoisin sauce over the stove or microwave.  You can add crushed peanuts for some crunch or thai chilli peppers for some spice. Serve dipping sauce with spring rolls!


    1. I love spring rolls! These are sooo refreshing :)

      I also make them with cold cooked chicken and I've made them with leftover marinated grilled beef, not really traditionnal but yummy nevertheless!

    2. will have to try those combinations!! thanks :)

    3. I was just telling the BF I'd like to learn how to make spring rolls...these may be on the dinner menu this week!

    4. J they are super easy to make! Let me know how they turn out :)

    5. Remember when we made these at Shelly's??!! Tara