Grilled Shrimp Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Hands-on Time: 30 mins
- Makes: 8 spring rolls servings
These fresh and beautiful vietnamese spring rolls are made even better thanks to an easy spiced peanut sauce- perfect for lunch or a nice appetizer.
- 1/2 teaspoon Frontier Crushed Red Chili Peppers 1.20 oz.
- 1/4 teaspoon Frontier Organic Garlic Powder 2.33 oz.
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 dozen medium shrimp, shelled, deveined, and tails removed
- Oil, for brushing
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 large red bell pepper
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint
- 1/2 cup loosely packed basil
- 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro
- 8 lettuce leaves
- 4 ounces cooked rice noodles (vermicelli noodles)
- 8 rice wrappers (spring roll wrappers)
1. Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic clove, minced ginger, honey and red chili flakes in a large bowl. Stir until well combined and set aside.
2. Heat a grill pan or regular pan over medium-low heat. Prepare the shrimp, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder. Add to the pan and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until the shrimp appears pink.
3. Meanwhile, prepare ingredients for the spring rolls. Cut the carrots, peppers and cucumbers into matchsticks and loosely tear the cilantro, mint and basil. Lay out the lettuce, noodles and wrappers. Place hot water in a container large enough to hold the wrapper.
4. Soak the rice paper for 10 to 15 seconds, just long enough for it to soften. Transfer to a cutting board and add one piece of lettuce, 1/3 cup rice noodles, a few cucumbers, peppers and carrots. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and start to roll.
5. Fold the rice paper over the ingredients and start to tuck. Lay three shrimp on the rice paper and continue to tuck and roll. Repeat with remaining wrappers and ingredients.
6. Serve with a sprinkle of herbs and the peanut sauce for dipping.
Rolling can be a bit of a challenge at first but after a few, it becomes easier.