“Ya make me like 7 of those salad roll things…WITH SHRIMP IN THEM!”
Need to feel healthy AND want to convince your wife to make something for you? Haha, I’m funny. Ok but seriously these little guys are really good, and if you have like 6 of them you should be good. Salad rolls are more of an appetizer, than a main course, but we have definitely had them as one!
So simple, but really quite interesting, they are incredible with some peanut sauce on the side for dipping! And it COULD be a clever way of getting some nutrients into those ‘more stubborn’ family members. I suppose you could also fry them, these essentially are spring rolls, minus the spring? Not sure how deep-frying and spring connects, but anyway…
- 3 carrots
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 bunch of Basil
- 1 lime (For juice)
- 1 bag of bean sprouts
- 1 pack of rice papers
- 1 package of vermicelli noodles
- 1 cup of shrimp
- A dash of sesame seeds per wrap
- A few drops of Sesame oil per wrap
- Table spoon of coconut oil
- Prep veg, shrimp.
- Cook noodles, place 1 pack into boiling water for ~2 mins. Drain noodles, place in bowl, add 1 tbs coconut oil, squeeze juice from 1 lime into bowl and mix together
- Heat up water and place in pan or pie dish, place one rice paper at a time in water until bendable, lay rice paper flat on a plate.
- Place veg, shrimp onto rice paper, fold sides, turn and roll.
Get your Vermicelli ready first, they are super thin, so do not need much time in the water. Once ready get them into a bowl out of the water. This is clever, squeeze the lime juice right into the noodles, so you don’t have to do that for each individual wrap! Also take a tablespoon of coconut oil and mix it in so the noodles don’t become one gelatinous mass… While you’re at it put about 5-10 drops of sesame oil in there as well, careful that stuff is strong!
There is a slightly tricky part to this process, but only at first. As soon as you make a few you will have it. You have to get the rice paper re-hydrated, take pan or pie dish and get some boiled water in there. Let the paper soak for about 30 seconds, you will notice it gets soft in a hurry. Don’t leave it in too long!!! You want it a little under done, because it will finish by the time you are ready to wrap it. Leaving it in too long will cause the paper to lose its ‘stickiness’ and won’t hold together when you wrap it. Once you can easily bend it pull it out of the water and start putting ingredients into it.
At This point you do not need to lay it out like I did here, you can just place it all to one end. Toss whatever you want in there (I LOATHE CUCUMBERS… So I don’t add those) and start wrapping! Fold in the sides, turn, then roll it up! That’s it! Done! Eat it! EAT IT NOW! ok. Get some good peanut sauce and go to town!
HEY! These could be a great starter for my Wicked Thai Soup !!
What else would these be a great starter for? Comment below!