"A nice light appetizer. Delicate rice wrappers are filled with noodles, shrimp, carrots, lettuce and basil. Cooked chicken or beef may be substituted for shrimp." — Claudine
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1 (8 ounce) package
cooked, peeled shrimp, cut in half lengthwise
rice wrappers (6.5 inch diameter)
chopped fresh basil
water as needed
These are wonderful! I made a spicy peanut dipping sauce for them. Added mint and cilantro with the basil and MMMM Good! Thanks so much Claudine! No longer do I have to go OUT to have yummy salad rolls! It was easier to make these than to find the rice paper to roll them up in. But my local Asian market finally solved the problem. Make and enjoy!
These were good but missing something. I will try adding more basil or mint maybe next time. I think the peanut sauce would also complement these well.
I used tofu instead of shrimp and mint leaves instead of basil. I used a sushi mat underneath the rice papers so that the excess water can drip below. Also I was able to roll these tighter using the mat.
Also, I added some smooth natural peanut butter to the hoisin sauce and the whole meal tasted like the ones served at restaurants.
These were a very refreshing appetizer. They are kind of time consuming to make but a wonderful for a light dish. I recommend serving them with Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce.
I like these a lot. Instead of the dipping sauce from hoisin, I like to dip them in Thai sweet chili sauce.
I love making salad rolls but it is time consuming. It usually takes me about 1.5 hours from start to finish to make about 15 rolls. In addition to the ingredients listed, I like to add shredded chicken breast, julienne cucumbers, bean sprouts, cilantro and mint.
This is great! I substituted fresh mint for the basil, since the restaurants that I go to usually prepare them that way. I make a dipping sauce made of hoisin sauce, Sriracha chili sauce, some seasoned rice wine vinegar, peanut butter, and crushed peanuts. See, food CAN be healthy and tasty!
It's light and tastes great!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Vietnamese Salad Rolls
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 14
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