Spring means “in with the new,” and this refreshing twist on the classic spring roll recipe is sure to be a crowd favorite at any outdoor garden party or poolside gathering! The zesty blend of seasonings in these Shrimp Spring Rolls, combined with a cold Thai beer or iced tea, is sure to become an instant spring snack sensation.
Zesty Shrimp Spring Rolls
The following ingredients are needed in order to begin preparation for your Shrimp Spring Rolls:
- ¼ cup fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons of green onion
- 1.5 tablespoons of lime juice
- Dash of crushed red pepper
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of minced ginger
- 16 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled
- ¼ cups of chopped cilantro
- 4 cups of hot water
- 8 6-inch diameter Vietnamese spring roll sheets
- 4 small lettuce leaves halved
To begin your preparation, mix the first four listed ingredients into a small bowl to create your seasoning sauce. Set this aside and turn your attention to heating the oil in a medium-sized skillet on medium-high heat. Throw in the ginger and let this sauté until it becomes fragrant (and trust me, it will be!) Add in the shrimp and cilantro, cooking for about one minute until the shrimp are done through. Sprinkle in a dash of salt and pepper and remove your shrimp from the heat. Step one is complete!
Pour the four cups of hot water into a large bowl and grab a pair of kitchen tongs. Using these, dip your spring-roll sheets into the water for five seconds each. Remove them from the water and place them on a wet towel. After letting them sit for 30 seconds, the spring-roll sheets should be soft and pliable and ready for wrapping and rolling!
Place one half of a lettuce leaf across the top third section of the spring-roll wrap. Arrange four pieces of shrimp on top of the lettuce, and top off your creation with 1 tablespoon of green onions. Drizzle your seasoning sauce over the filling; or, if you prefer to use it at as dipping side, feel free to forego this step. Fold the sides of the spring-roll wrap over the ends of the filling and starting at the fitted side, begin rolling your wrap into a cylinder.
You’ll then repeat this final stage in the process three more times, until you’ve created four perfect Shrimp Spring Rolls that will surely become an instant crowd-pleaser at any event you host this spring. The recipe size can also be increased in order to work as a main course, just in case you and your guests can’t seem to get enough of this delicious, healthy, and savory spring treat!
Will you give these Zesty Shrimp Spring Rolls a try? Let us know in the comment section below!