Shanghai Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

Shanghai Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe
These Asian-inspired spring rolls make great appetizers, and they are sure to impress guests at your next party.  Serve with homemade chili sauce over a bed of fresh lettuce.


15 spring rolls

Recipe from

Southern Living


1/2 pound unpeeled fresh shrimp
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 pound ground pork
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and minced
1 (8-ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained and minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 green onions, diced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (12-ounce) package spring roll wrappers
Vegetable oil
Lettuce leaves (optional)


Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired; finely chop.

Stir together shrimp, 1 egg, pork, and next 8 ingredients. Spoon 1 tablespoon mixture in center of each spring roll wrapper. Fold top corner of each wrapper over filling, tucking tip of corner under filling, and fold left and right corners over filling. Lightly brush remaining corner with remaining egg; tightly roll filled end toward remaining corner, and gently press to seal.

Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 2 inches into a medium saucepan, and heat to 350°. Fry spring rolls, a few at a time, 6 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve spring rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce and over lettuce leaves, if desired.

November 2001
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