Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Vietnamese Salad Rolls

1 (8 ounce) package rice
8 ounces cooked, peeled
shrimp, cut in half lengthwise
8 rice wrappers (6.5 inch
1 carrot, julienned
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
water as needed
Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Remove from heat. Place rice vermicelli in boiling water, remove from heat, and let soak 3 to 5 minutes, until soft. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
Fill a large bowl with hot water. Dip one rice wrapper in the hot water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper flat, and place desired amounts of noodles, shrimp, carrot, lettuce and basil in the center. Roll the edges of the wrapper slightly inward. Beginning at the bottom edge of wrapper, tightly wrap the ingredients. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
In a small bowl, mix the hoisin sauce with water until desired consistency has been attained. Heat the mixture for a few seconds in the microwave.
Serve the spring rolls with the warm dipping sauce.
These are really very good. I first tried these at craft night. Another crafter brought it and the recipe and served it with a peanut sauce which was nice. I tried this with the hoisin sauce and I liked it. It was sweet though. It's a recipe from Allrecipes.com. I only used canned shrimp and I had no fresh basil on hand and it was still yummy.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

These are SOOOOOO yummy!!!