How to Make Vietnamese Shrimp Rolls

Millions of people love to eat the fried varieties of food all around the world. However, if you do not like the fried stuff for any reason, you can try the Vietnamese shrimp rolls as a perfect alternative. These Vietnamese-style shrimp rolls are good for health, quite delicious in taste and very easy to make. The Vietnamese shrimp rolls are very cost effective and can be a perfect way to impress your guests.

Prep time: 30 min
Total time: 30 min
Yield: 8 to 10 persons
Utensils: a medium-sized bowl, a large spoon and paper towels

Rice paper sheets: 1 package
Shrimps: ½ lb. (cooked, peeled and deveined)
Cilantro: 1 bunch
Firmly packed basil leaves: 1 cup
Blanched bean sprouts: 2 cups
Head lettuce: 1 (shredded)
Rice vermicelli: 1 package
Crushed red pepper: 1 tsp.
Lemon juice: 2 lemons
Fish sauce: 1 ¼ cup
Sugar: 3 tbsp.
Minced garlic: 1 tbsp.
Grated carrots: 2 tbsp.


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    Soak the crushed red pepper in the lemon juice for a few minutes in order to prepare the sauce. Add sugar, garlic and fish sauce and stir nicely until the sugar is dissolved. You may add carrots at the time of serving. If refrigerated in a covered container, the sauce will last for about 5 days.

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    You can buy pre-cooked medium-sized shrimp that are properly peeled and deveined;. or you can simply poach the shrimp yourself. The shrimp needs to be sliced in half lengthwise.

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    Boil vermicelli

    You should now boil vermicelli for about 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing it under cold water and draining. The cilantro need to be separated into springs of the size that go onto the rolls. Basils should also be chopped into bite-sized pieces.

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    Wet rice papers

    One at a time, you are required to wet the rice papers before blotting them on paper towels. Place some shrimp, lettuce, noodles, bean sprouts, basil and cilantro on each roll.

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    Fold the rolls

    Fold the sides of each roll before wrapping them top down. Roll them up now in envelope style. Make sure that they are neither too tight nor too loose. While you are finishing others, cover the rolls with a damp paper towel on a plate.

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    Your Vietnamese shrimp rolls are now ready to be served.

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