Recipe: Fresh rolls with spicy almond dipping sauce

Recipe: Fresh rolls with spicy almond dipping sauce

Recipe: Fresh rolls with spicy almond dipping sauce Author: Style At Home


Recipe: Fresh rolls with spicy almond dipping sauce

Vietnamese cold rolls are totally refreshing and they’re easier to make than they appear. Look for rice paper wrappers in the Asian section of your grocery store.

  • 4 oz (115 g) rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 12 large rice paper wrappers
  • 36 cooked large shrimp (size 31 to 35)
  • 3 cups thinly sliced leaf lettuce
  • Half each sweet red pepper and sweet yellow pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 piece (4 inches/10 cm) English cucumber, cut in thin strips
  • Half mango, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Spicy almond dipping sauce:
  • ¼  cup crunchy natural almond butter
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce or other hot pepper sauce

1 Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce: Stir together almond butter, hoisin sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha sauce and 3 tbsp water. Set aside.

2 Break vermicelli into thirds; place in bowl. Pour boiling water over top; soak until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain; toss with sesame oil. Let cool. Fill shallow bowl with warm water. Soak rice paper wrappers in water,

3 One at a time, until softened and pliable, about 30 seconds. Spread wrappers on clean towel.

4 Along bottom third of wrapper, place 3 shrimp pieces. Top with scant . ¼ cup noodles, ¼  cup lettuce and few pieces each of the red pepper, yellow pepper, cucumber and mango. Top with 2 or 3 pieces each of the mint and cilantro leaves.

5 From filled side, roll wrapper over filling. Fold sides in and tightly roll up. Place, seam side down, on tray; cover with damp towel. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 12 rolls.

6 To serve, cut diagonally in half. Serve with dipping sauce.

Makes 24 pieces.

Nutritional information per piece: about 76 cal, 3 g pro, 2 g total fat (trace sat. fat), 11 g carb, 1 g fibre, 16 mg chol, 176 mg sodium, 93 mg potassium. % RDI: 2% calcium, 7% iron, 7% vit A, 20% vit C, 5% folate.

Also, try these:
Chicken and Vegetable Lettuce Spring Rolls
Crab and Shrimp Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce
Papaya Spring Rolls

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Excerpted from Canadian Living: The International Collection by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen. Copyright © 2011 by Transcontinental Books. Copyright © 2011 by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen. Excerpted by permission of Transcontinental. All rights reserved.



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Recipe: Fresh rolls with spicy almond dipping sauce