Fried eggrolls might be a staple in your Chinese takeout order, but fresh spring rolls provide all the taste with fewer calories, less oil, and more vegetables. These Shrimp Spring Rolls are the best of the best, with authentic Asian ingredients and large, protein-rich shrimp. Plus, each spring roll is only 85 calories, meaning that you can enjoy them guilt-free. The team at Westmount at River Park Apartments, near Westover Hills, recommends that you try this recipe below and discover your new favorite!
• 2 ounces rice vermicelli
• 8 rice wrappers (8.5-inch diameter)
• 8 large cooked shrimp - peeled, deveined, and cut in half
• 1 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
• 2 leaves lettuce, chopped
• 4 teaspoons fish sauce
• ¼ cup water
• 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons white sugar
• ½ teaspoon garlic chili sauce
• 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
• 1 teaspoon finely chopped peanuts
1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Boil rice vermicelli for 3 to 5 minutes, or until al dente, and drain.
2. Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip one wrapper into the hot water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper flat. In a row across the center, place 2 shrimp halves, a handful of vermicelli, basil, mint, cilantro, and lettuce, leaving about 2 inches uncovered on each side. Fold uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper, beginning at the end with the lettuce. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
3. In a small bowl, mix the fish sauce, water, lime juice, garlic, sugar, and chili sauce.
4. In another small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce and peanuts.
5. Serve rolled spring rolls with the fish sauce and hoisin sauce mixtures.
Shake up your household menu – and put your fully equipped kitchen to use – with this easy-to-follow recipe, courtesy of Westmount at River Park Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas.