shrimp fresh spring rolls

Shrimp Fresh Spring Rolls with Dipping Fish Sauce

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If you ask me what the most popular fresh spring roll recipe is, I'd answer in a heartbeat: shrimp fresh spring rolls. This dish is a staple of Vietnamese cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients like shrimp, cucumber, carrots, iceberg lettuce, vermicelli noodles, and mint leaves, all wrapped up and served with a garlic-chili dipping fish sauce, Nuoc Cham.
Course Shrimp recipe
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword shrimp fresh spring rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rolling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Julienne peeler
  • Rice paper roll maker set

Ingredients

For the Summer Rolls

  • 12-16 oz fresh shrimp (peeled and deveined) Cook, peel, and remove head and tail. For convenience, you can buy 12 oz to 16 oz of cooked and peeled shrimp from a local supermarket (depending on packaging).
  • 1 cucumber Cut into thin, short strips
  • 1 iceberg lettuce Cut into thin, short strips
  • 2 carrots Julienned into thin strips
  • 1/2 pineapple Cut into thin, short strips
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 pack rice papers 12 oz (340g)
  • 1 pack vermicelli rice noodles about 8.8 oz (250g)

For the Dipping Fish Sauce Nuoc Cham

  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 red long chillies deseeded

Instructions

Make the dipping fish sauce Nuoc Cham:

Cook the vermicelli noodles:

  • Use the blanching method as outlined in this cooking noodle guideline. Drain well, then cut into shorter lengths (about 2 inches).

Cook the shrimp:

  • Cook the shrimp in boiling water, then peel, and remove head and tail. For convenience, you can buy 12 oz to 16 oz of ready-to-eat cooked and peeled shrimps from a local supermarket.

Prepare the ingredients:

  • Have the shrimp, cucumber, carrots, pineapple, iceberg lettuce, mint leaves, and noodles ready. Arrange them so they're within easy reach.

Assemble the prawn summer rolls:

  • Follow the rolling steps below to wrap and roll the shrimp fresh spring rolls.

Rolling Steps

  • Dip a rice paper into the water compartment of the water bowl, rotating it once. Then lay the wet rice paper on a rolling tray.
  • On the lower quarter of the wrapper, place 3 to 4 shrimp, then add a few mint leaves.
    place ingredients to make shrimp fresh spring roll
  • Add a few strips of lettuce on top of the shrimp, followed by some noodles, then few strips of carrots, cucumber, and pineapple. Be careful not to overfill.
  • Lift the bottom edge of the rice paper and fold it over the filling. Fold in the left side, then the right side to enclose the filling.
  • Roll up tightly, pressing firmly with your fingers as you go, until the rice paper is fully rolled up.

Notes

This shrimp fresh spring roll recipe is a classic, featuring shrimp as the main protein. The pineapple adds a sweet and sour note, while the iceberg lettuce provides a satisfying crunch, and the mint leaves bring the freshness.
With our Rolling Fun family-pack rice paper roll maker set, your family can enjoy this recipe as a delightful group meal. Simply increase the quantity of ingredients like shrimp, noodles, and veggies so everyone gets plenty of rolls. Each person can use their own rolling tray and share the thin-standing water bowl to make their own rolls. It's a fun and interactive way to enjoy dinner (or lunch) together!

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