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Simple and Fresh Spring Rolls with Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce

February 21, 2011

Spring Rolls with Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce

Spring Rolls with Homemade Sweet Chili Sauce

Quick and simple meals are really great when pressed for time.  These spring rolls are just that, they are quick and simple not to mention healthy.  The great thing about spring rolls is that you could have them as a meal or an appetizer.  Spring rolls are great for lunch, brunch or dinners.  You could serve them at a party when entertaining guests which is a great idea because they are easy to eat and they aren’t messy.

Finger foods are great for all sorts of occasions.  I really like to have a tapas style dinner once in a while just to add a lot of variety to the everyday dinners that we usually have.  Spring rolls are so healthy for you.  There are so many different ways you can make them too.  There are a whole variety of fillings you can use as well.  I like using fresh ingredients as I find it keeps with the lightness of the rice papers.  I have tried to deep fry spring rolls and I have not had a lot of success with the procedure, well the results I should say.  They were always too greasy for my liking.  I like to order them when we go out once in a blue moon but if I am making them at home I like to stay away from the frying process.  These are a very simple spring roll with a sweet chilli dipping sauce that is absolutely to die for!

Ingredients and Directions for the Spring Rolls and Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Ingredients and Directions for the Springrolls and Sweet Chili Sauce

Ingredients and Directions for the Spring rolls and Sweet Chili Sauce

1.  Ingredients for the Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 tablespoon dried chili peppers

2 tablespoons of minced ginger

2 tablespoons of minced garlic

1 teaspoon of cornstarch

To Prepare:

Combine all the ingredients together and mix thoroughly.  Allow to sit for about an hour for the flavors to fully meld.

2.  For the Spring Rolls

1 package of round rice papers

3 cups of alpha sprouts

1 cup of shredded lettuce

1 cup of thinly sliced red pepper, julienne style

1 cup of cucumber, sliced into match stick like pieces, julienne style

1 cup of carrot, sliced into match stick like pieces, julienne style

1/2 lb of shrimp

To Prepare the Dipping Sauce:

3. For the sauce place all of the ingredients into a small pot and bring to a boil.  When boiling add the cornstarch and cook until thickened.

4. Cook the shrimp in a non-stick fry pan over medium-high heat until fully cooked.

To Prepare:

5. Take one of the sheets of rice paper and place it into a shallow dish that has been filled with hot water.  Turn the rice paper around so to wet all of the paper and it becomes pliable and soft.  Do not leave it in the water for too long though as it will split and crack.

6. Place the wet rice paper on to your work surface and lay flat

7. Lay two shrimp on the rice paper, a tablespoon or so of sprouts, a few cucumber slices and a few peppers and squish this together so that it is tight together on the rice paper.

8. Add a small amount of lettuce on top of the pepper and then add a few carrots.  Press this together tightly to form it into a small log shape.  This will make it easier to roll.

9. Fold the bottom of the rice paper over the small log shape of ingredients

10. Fold the sides of the rice paper over towards the center, to form a pocket

11. Begin to roll the spring roll from the bottom to the top until there is no paper left.

12. Prepared Spring roll, easy peasy!

Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

This is a great meal or appetizer.  They are great as an afternoon snack, lunch or brunch.  They are healthy and delicious.  I really love the dipping sauce but I am a saucy girl 🙂

From our kitchen to yours,
Sydney Jones

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2011 2:24 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make spring rolls, but thought they were hard. Your step-by-step makes it look so easy, thanks!

    • February 21, 2011 3:27 pm

      You should make them, they are so easy to make! I like the fresh ones better than the fried ones but the fried ones are tasty too 🙂 Glad you enjoyed

  2. February 21, 2011 6:00 pm

    Escellent, healthy, quick, tasty, colorful….etc…etc…

  3. February 22, 2011 1:38 am

    I got hooked on eating this type of non-fried spring roll in Thailand and have always wanted to try and make it myself. I never knew how to prepare the rice paper until now and you make it look easy. I’m going to try this out soon. Thanks!

    • February 22, 2011 6:35 am

      They are delicious aren’t they. Hope you enjoy these, the sauce is amazing!

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