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Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe

June 14, 2017

Spring rolls make a gorgeous starter. And this Vietnamese Spring Rolls recipe is a super healthy way of making them. These veggie laden rolls are packed full of chopped vegetables and are bursting with flavour. They're also ideal for dinner parties - sure to impress guests. Read on for full details of how to make this tasty appetizer. 

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Ingredients

  • Spring roll wrappers
  • Eskal vermicelli noodles
  • Viana seitan
  • 1 sliced red pepper
  • 1 sliced carrot
  • ½ sliced cucumber
  • Shredded purple cabbage
  • Tiger prawns

For the satay sauce:

  • ¼ cup Meridian smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp Meridian sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Thai Gold fish sauce
  • 1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 6-8 tbsps coconut milk
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 2 tsp Thai Gold soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Thai Gold Thai red curry paste
  • 5 roasted and crushed peanuts

Method

Prepare the dipping sauce:

1. Chop the garlic and ginger very finely.

2. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. You can add more or less of the coconut milk if you wish depending on your texture preference. I like it quite smooth.

3. Roast the peanuts in the oven for 15 minutes, crush and sprinkle on top of the sauce.

Prepare the rice paper wrappers:

1. Pour warm water into a large bowl. Working with one at a time, dip the rice paper wrapper into the warm water for 15-20 seconds.

2. Immediately remove from the water and place flat onto a work surface such as a large plastic or ceramic cutting board. There will be clear directions on the packet also.

Fill the rolls:

1. Place a few sticks of carrot, cucumber, red pepper, and a sprinkle of cabbage on top (I slice my vegetables up quite thinly so I can add a variety into each paper roll).

2. Then, a small amount of noodles. Lay any other ingredients of your choice on top. Prawns and/or smoked salmon work well. Do not overstuff the roll. Start small then add more, as needed, as you roll each one.

Roll them: 

1. Roll everything up tightly. To do so, gently fold in the two ends and then roll it up tightly like you would a burrito.

Dip:

1. Dip them in the delicious creamy satay sauce. Enjoy!