Though summer rolls look like works of art, they're actually quite easy to make. We've simplified the procedure by mixing the filling instead of layering the ingredients.
Oxmoor House OCTOBER 2006
1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; toss gently.
2. Add warm water to a pie plate or large shallow dish to a depth of 1 inch. Place 1 wrapper in dish for 30 to 45 seconds or until softened; place on a flat surface. Spoon 1/2 cup shrimp mixture down center of wrapper; fold sides over filling, and roll up tightly, jelly-roll fashion. Gently press seam to seal; place roll, seam side down, on a serving platter. Cover with a damp towel to keep from drying.
3. Repeat procedure with remaining wrappers and shrimp mixture. Serve immediately with peanut sauce.
Note: Rice paper spring roll wrappers are available in Asian markets. The circular wrappers are thin, brittle, and opaque and are marked with a cross-hatched pattern. You may also serve the summer rolls with sweet-and-sour sauce, if desired.
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