Los Angeles Pilates Foodie Tuesday

Hi Challengers! Here’s a great recipe to help you flush out the crazy Holiday weekend and get back to freshness.  It’s an easy and fun recipe that even the kids will enjoy making these. Vietnamese healthy spring rolls with creamy peanut butter sauce are a perfect treat to yourself at home.  Filled with fresh veggies, noodles, fresh herbs like mint and lightly sautéed shrimp that create a flavorful healthy combo for lunch or dinner. It is an easy 30 min recipe and these spring rolls are so delicious that you would want to prepare them again and again.

Ingredients
Serves 4
Seafood
  • 10 Shrimps, large
Produce
  • 1 1 small head iceberg lettuce, leaves from
  • 2 Carrots, small
  • 1 cup Coriander, springs
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup Mint, fresh leaves
Condiments
  • 1 tbsp Chili garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup Peanut butter, plain
  • 4 tsp Soy sauce
Pasta & Grains
  • 3 oz Buckwheat noodles
  • 10 Rice paper wraps
    Baking & Spices
    • 1 tsp Avocado oil
    • 1 tsp Corn starch
    • 1 Salt
    Frozen
    • 1 Spring rolls
    Liquids
    • 1 cup Water
    Other
    • DIPPING

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp, 1 tsp soy sauce and salt if necessary. Sauté the shrimps for about 2-3 min or until well done. Let it cool for about 5 min.
  2. Meanwhile cook noodles according to the package instructions. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water to avoid further cooking.
  3. Combine all ingredients listed under ‘DIPPING’ into a small sauce pan. Cook the mixture on medium heat for about 3-5 min or until corn starch is cooked.
  4. Cut cooked shrimp into half lengthwise.
  5. Take very warm water in a large skillet or large plate. Dip rice paper wrap in the water for 10-15 sec and then spread it carefully on a slightly wet cutting board.
  6. Now put lettuce, some noodles, 2-3 carrot juliennes, 2-3 cucumber juliennes, some cilantro leaves, 3-4 mint leaves on one side of the wet wrap. Also layer 2-3 shrimp halves ahead of veggies leaving some gap in between. Gently fold the rice paper wrap from noodle and veggie side once. Then tuck in the side edges of the wrap and continue to fold over the shrimp and roll until seam is sealed. Repeat this step for each roll.
  7. Enjoy these fresh healthy spring rolls with prepared peanut butter dipping.

Recipe Notes

  • Also, sprinkle some water over the cutting board or flat surface before putting wet rice paper wrap first the time.
  • Do not dip rice paper in warm water for longer else it will be difficult to spread it on a flat surface.
  • It may take some practice initially to roll these wraps.

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