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Soft Asian Summer Rolls with Sweet and Savory Dipping Sauce January 4, 2010

Filed under: Recipes — hparsonsfitness @ 11:42 pm

2007 Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved

Prep Time:
10 min
Inactive Prep Time:
hr min
Cook Time:
10 min
6 servings


For the summer rolls:

2 ounces Vietnamese or Thai rice noodles
6 rice paper rounds
1/4 cup, or 12 fresh Thai basil leaves (or regular basil leaves), rinsed and dried
6 medium shrimp, cooked and halved
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup, or 12 whole large fresh mint leaves, rinsed and dried
3 red-leaf lettuce leaves, leaves, spines removed, leaving 6 halves
Vinegar dipping sauce, recipe follows


Bring water to a boil and cook rice noodles
according to package directions. Drain, rinse and cool (makes about 2 cups).

Line up ingredients in small bowls before beginning to make rolls. Fill a large bowl or saucepan with very
warm water. Place a rice paper round in the hot water. Soak for between 30 seconds and 1 minute, or until rice 

round is pliable and pattern on the round is barely visible. Remove and place on a clean, slightly damp
kitchen towel.

Place 2 basil leaves on the inner edge of the rice round, about 1-inch from the edge and leaving about 1-inch
on each side. Top with approximately 1/4 cup cooked rice noodles. Place 2 shrimp halves on top. Top with about
2 tablespoons carrots, then 2 leaves of mint. Fold 1 piece of lettuce leaf and place on top of pile. Bring the
edge over filling and tuck underneath. As you continue to roll, fold in the sides. Finish rolling, repeat with
the other rolls, and reserve under a damp cloth or paper towel. When ready to serve, slice in half and serve,
cut ends up, with dipping sauce.


Vinegar Dipping Sauce:

1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons warm water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon chili sauce (recommended: Sriracha)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon fish sauce or low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon finely shredded carrot
1 scallion, thinly sliced


Dissolve sugar in warm water, combine with other
ingredients, and chill until ready to use.


One Response to “Soft Asian Summer Rolls with Sweet and Savory Dipping Sauce”

  1. Christine Says:

    YUM! Can’t wait to try it!

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