These are very YUMMY! all of my kids ate more than one and said it was a keeper...even Miss Bria who is prejudiced against most food!!! I LOVE to try new recipes weekly(whether or not that happens is another story)! I find all these new recipes in magazines and at all recipes and then I make them, take a pic and then if my little family loves it we keep the recipe and I paste the pic to the recipe and throw in a binder! Easy!!! Otherwise the pic is trashed(gotta love digital) and the recipe is tossed! So, I challenge you to try a new recipe...such as this!
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
2 oz. rice vermicelli
8 rice wrappers (8.5 in. diameter)
8 Large cooked shrimp-peeled, deveined and cut in half
1 1/3 Tbsp. chopped fresh Thai basil
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint leaves
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
2 leaves lettuce, chopped
Bring Medium saucepan of water to boil. Boil rice vermicelli 3 to 5 minutes, or until al dente, and drain.
Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip one wrapper into the hot water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper flat. In a row across the center, place 2 shrimp halves (we actually used 4 shrimp halves), a handful of vermicelli, basil, mint, cilantro and lettuce, leaving about 2 inches uncovered on each side. Fold uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper, beginning at the end with the lettuce. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Dipping sauces:--I don't use this one because I am preggers and the smell gets to me, but my husband LOVED it so go ahead and try it if you are brave! LOL
4 tsp. fish sauce
1/4 c. water
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. white sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic chili sauce
In a small bowl mix the fish sauce, water, lime juice, garlic, sugar and chili sauce. Serve with Spring Rolls!
Other sauce: I love this one!!!
3 Tbsp. Hoison sauce
1 tsp. finely chopped peanuts
In small bowl mix hoison sauce and peanuts.
Serve with Spring Rolls! EAT UP and ENJOY!!!
We bought the rice vermicelli at Walmart and the rice wrappers at an Oriental Grocery Store (we used the Thai Store on 72)!