Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Vietnamese Summer Rolls Recipe
Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Soak: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 239
Fat 7 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 1261 mg

Ingredients

Rolls:
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
4 ounces rice vermicelli
8 8-inch Asian rice papers
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil or rosemary)
1 large carrot, grated (about 1/2 cup)
Dipping sauce:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar

Preparation

1. Make rolls: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add shrimp, bring back to a boil and cook until pink and firm, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a paper towel-lined plate and pat dry. Cut each shrimp in half lengthwise. Keep water at a steady boil.

2. Add vermicelli to boiling water and cook, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Drain in a large colander and rinse under cold running water. Set aside, tossing occasionally.

3. Soak each rice paper in hot water to soften. Place on a clean cloth kitchen towel. Lay a row of shrimp along lower third of each paper. Top with equal amounts peanuts, herbs and carrots. Add a large pinch of vermicelli. Pull rice paper over filling. Roll, folding in sides as you go. Place on a platter, seam side down, and repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut rolls in half.

4. Make dipping sauce: Combine ingredients in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Note:

July 2009
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