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Health Information Library Recipes Fresh spring rolls with shrimp

Fresh spring rolls with shrimp

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 spring rolls
Calories 138

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 0.5 g
Saturated fat 0.5 g
Total fat 1.5 g
Sodium 285 mg
Cholesterol 22 mg
Dietary fiber 2 g
Protein 6 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

These shrimp spring rolls are a fresh alternative to fried egg rolls.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)

For the spring rolls:

  • 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 wrappers, 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
  • 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped peanuts
  • 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 sprouts 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 wrapper 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, peanuts, 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.

Last Updated: June 13th, 2017