Tested till perfect Fresh Rolls With Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce
Fresh Rolls With Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce
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Fresh Rolls With Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce

This Vietnamese favourite is easy to make and is just as suitable for a main course as it is for an appetizer. Look for rice paper wrappers in the Asian section of the grocery store. 

By Joanne Lusted and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: August 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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  • Prep time 40 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour
  • Portion size 24 pieces

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (115 g) 4oz (115 g)rice stick vermicelli
  • 1 tsp 1tspsesame oil
  • 12 12large rice paper wrapperrice paper wrappers
  • 36 36cooked large shrimp
  • 3 cups 3cupsthinly sliced leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 1/2sweet red peppersweet red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 1/2sweet yellow peppersweet yellow peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 piece (4 inches/10 cm) 1piece (4 inches/10 cm)English cucumber, cut in thin strips
  • 1/2 1/2mangomangoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup 1cupfresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup 1cupfresh cilantro leaves

Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcrunchy natural almond butter
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuphoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsriracha saucesriracha sauce or hot pepper sauce
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Preparation

Spicy Almond Dipping Sauce: In small bowl, stir together almond butter, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha and 3 tbsp water. Set aside.

Break vermicelli into thirds and place in bowl; pour boiling water over top and soak until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and toss with sesame oil; let cool.

Fill shallow bowl with warm water. Soak 1 rice paper wrapper in water until softened and pliable, about 30 seconds. Spread wrappers on clean towel.

Along bottom third of wrapper, place 3 shrimp. Top with scant 1/4 cup vermicelli, 1/4 cup lettuce and a few pieces each red pepper, yellow pepper, cucumber and mango. Top with 2 or 3 leaves each mint and cilantro.

From filled side, roll wrapper over filling. Fold sides over and tightly roll up. Place, seam side down, on tray; cover with damp towel. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 12 rolls.

To serve, cut diagonally in half. Serve with dipping sauce.

Nutritional Information Per Piece: about

cal 76 pro 3g total fat 2g sat. fat 0
carb 11g fibre 1g chol 16mg sodium 176mg
potassium 93mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 7 vit A 7 vit C 20
folate 5
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