Fresh spring rolls with shrimp

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    Smile Fresh spring rolls with shrimp


    Fresh spring rolls with shrimp

    Dietitian's tip: Instead of being fried, like Chinese egg rolls, these appetizers are served fresh, letting the textures and flavors of the vegetable and shrimp filling shine through. Serve with the easy dipping sauce.

    SERVES 2

    Ingredients
    2 cups water
    8 large shrimp (prawns), peeled and deveined
    1 ounce cellophane noodles
    1 cup boiling water
    1/2 cup shredded carrot
    1/4 cup peeled, seeded and julienne cucumber
    1/2 cup thinly sliced Napa cabbage
    1/2 cup bean sprouts
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or fresh coriander
    4 rice-paper rounds, 8 inches in diameter
    4 large fresh basil leaves, halved lengthwise

    For the sauce

    2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    1 green (spring) onion, including tender green top, thinly sliced
    1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
    1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted natural peanut butter
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    Pinch of brown sugar

    Directions


    In a saucepan, bring the 2 cups water to a boil. Add the shrimp and immediately remove the saucepan from the heat. Cover and poach until pink and opaque throughout, about 3 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp to a bowl of ice water and let cool for 3 minutes. Drain and cut each shrimp in half lengthwise. Refrigerate until ready to use.

    In a heatproof bowl, combine the noodles and boiling water and soak for 10 minutes. Drain and return the noodles to the bowl. Add the carrot, cucumber, cabbage, bean spouts and cilantro. Toss gently to mix.

    Place a double thickness of paper towels on a work surface. Fill a large, shallow baking dish with water. Place 1 rice-paper round in the water and soak until pliable, about 30 seconds. Carefully transfer the wrapper to the paper towels and turn once to blot dry. Arrange 1/2 cup of the noodle mixture on the bottom half of the wrapper.

    Fold the bottom edge toward the center and roll up the wrapper halfway, making sure to wrap tightly around the filling. Tuck 2 basil leaf halves along the inside crease of the half-rolled wrapper. Arrange 4 pieces of the shrimp, cut sides up, along the crease. Fold the right and left edges of the wrapper over the filling and finish rolling up. Repeat with the remaining wrappers, filling, basil and shrimp. Transfer the rolls to a plate and cover with dampened paper towels.

    To make the sauce, combine the hoisin sauce, green onion, lime juice, fish sauce, peanut butter, red pepper flakes and brown sugar in a small bowl. Stir until well blended.

    To serve, cut the rolls in half on the diagonal and place on small individual plates. Pool the sauce alongside each roll.

    Nutritional Analysis

    (per serving)
    Serving size: 2 spring rolls
    Calories 198
    Monounsaturated fat 2 g
    Protein 10 g
    Cholesterol 44 mg
    Carbohydrate 34 g
    Sodium 512 mg
    Total fat 4 g
    Fiber 4 g
    Saturated fat 0 g


    Source: This recipe is one of 150 recipes collected in The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook, published by Mayo Clinic Health Information and Oxmoor House, and winner of the 2005 James Beard award.

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    everytime i go to a vietnamese restaurant... i order 2 of these.. i LOOOOOOVE EM!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by propho
    everytime i go to a vietnamese restaurant... i order 2 of these.. i LOOOOOOVE EM!!
    Same here 2 spring rolls and a big bowl of pho. Looks like I found a new recipe to try this weekend. Thx!!
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    This looks really good - nice one YR
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    They sound good. Thats alot of work though.
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    I love spring rolls.. but u guys ever try them with chicken? A friend of mine made some with chicken in it instead of shrimp. They were sooo good ... aight i can barely wait for the morning .. i'm gonna go down to chinatown and get me some spring rolls and pho tai
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullet View Post
    I love spring rolls.. but u guys ever try them with chicken? A friend of mine made some with chicken in it instead of shrimp. They were sooo good ... aight i can barely wait for the morning .. i'm gonna go down to chinatown and get me some spring rolls and pho tai
    I've had chicken......and who knows what else. When I actually dine down in the international district I can't identify (and probably don't want to know) what the meat is half the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahright View Post
    I've had chicken......and who knows what else. When I actually dine down in the international district I can't identify (and probably don't want to know) what the meat is half the time.

    but it's damn good, ain't it?
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    Wink


    Quote Originally Posted by bullet View Post
    but it's damn good, ain't it?
    That's why I don't ask.
  

  
 

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