Video:Vietnamese Shrimp Rollswith Lan of Viet Cafe
Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls are an easy appetizer that don't require frying like egg rolls or crispy spring rolls, making them a light and healthy way to begin a meal. See how to make these versatile shrimp rolls with a peanut dipping sauce.See Transcript
Transcript:Vietnamese Shrimp RollsHi! My name is Lan, chef at Viet Cafe in New York City for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make the Vietnamese rolls.
Vietnamese Shrimp Roll IngredientsThe rolls can be made with various proteins like duck, beef, but today I'm going to show you how to make shrimp rolls. To make the shrimp rolls you will need, for each roll:
- a leaf of lettuce, use Boston or green leaf
- about 4 poached shrimp, shelled and de-veined
- a toothpick to hold the roll together
- about 4-5 leaves of mint and cilantro
Prepare the Rice Noodles
- 1/8 cup of boiled rice noodles, you buy from any Asian grocery stores
Slice the Cucumbers
- A slice of cucumber
Julienne and Pickle the Carrots
- 1/8 of a cup of carrot, julienned and pickled
Vietnamese Spring Roll Peanut SauceTo make the peanut sauce, for one cup of sauce, you need:
- 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
- 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 3-4 tbsp water
Serve the Vietnamese Spring RollsTo serve, you can add toasted peanuts and a pinch of hot sauce. With the ingredients prepared, take the leaf of lettuce on a plate, put on the rice noodles, pickled carrots, mint and cilantro, shrimp, roll it up, then place the cucumber slice beneath the roll, rolling it again and put the tooth pick through the roll. And there you have the shrimp roll. You can use various other proteins, like grilled chicken, grilled beef, roasted duck breast, or even vegetarian.
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