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Shrimp Summer Rolls Recipe

Shrimp Summer Rolls

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Servings: 4 

Estimated Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes

It’s easier to make Thai-style summer rolls at home than you might think. Filled with fresh veggies and shrimp, they’re perfect for a low-fat dinner.

Recipe Nutritional Information:

Calories per Serving: 461

Total Protein per Serving: 36 grams

Total Carbs per Serving: 66 grams

Total Fat per Serving: 4 grams

Saturated Fat per Serving: 1 gram

Total Fiber per Serving: 2 grams

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/4 lbs poached colossal shrimp (about 20 pieces), store-bought

3 oz vermicelli rice noodles (thinner than capellini pasta)

3 tbsp lime juice

2 tbsp water

24 fresh cilantro leaves

24 fresh mint leaves

1 seedless cucumber, peeled, cored, and cut into thin strips (matchsticks)

1 carrot, peeled and shredded

6 oz sweet chili sauce for dipping, store-bought


Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and add rice noodles. Cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Strain and cool with water. Drain well. Place in a bowl and reserve cold.

Cut shrimp in half length-wise and reserve in the refrigerator. For the vegetables, peel, core, and slice the cucumber and peel the carrot and coarsely grate using a box grater. Set both aside. Pick cilantro and mint leaves from stems and set aside.

Use warm to hot water in a bowl to soften the rice paper. Work with one at a time (hold the very edge of the paper and gently dip into the water) – it should take about a minute for the paper to become pliable. When removing the rice paper from the water, place it on a wet paper towel on a plate or clean counter-top. 

Begin to fill each one starting with the bottom third of the rice paper round so that you have room to roll up the summer roll when all of the ingredients are inside. Place shrimp in first with the pink side down, then noodles, herbs, cucumber, and carrots. Fold toward the center, tuck in each side, and continue to roll until it forms an enclosed packet. Place the finished roll on a plate and cover with a moist paper towel. Repeat the process for all eight summer rolls.

To serve, place two summer rolls on each plate accompanied by a small ramekin of sweet chili sauce.


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