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Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls

Photo attribution: Flickr: stu_spivack
Ready In: 45 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added Sugar

What you'll need

Spoon
Strainer
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large bowl
Plate
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Saucepan
Medium pot
Stovetop

Ingredients

Serves 4
1/2 pound Shrimp medium, frozen or fresh
8 ounces Pork Loin boneless or 8 ounces Chicken Breast boneless
8 ounces Rice Noodles cooked to package instructions
1 head Lettuce small
1 Cucumber medium, cut into thin strips
1 bunch Fresh Mint
1 bunch Cilantro
12 Rice Paper Wrappers 8-inch
1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil
1 teaspoon Garlic minced
1/4 cup Hoisin Sauce
1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Water
1 teaspoon Rice Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Cornstarch combined with 1 tablespoon cold water

Directions

1.For the hoisin peanut dip: sauté minced garlic with oil in a saucepan until slightly golden. Then, add the hoisin sauce, peanut butter, rice vinegar, and ¼ cup of water. Lower heat to medium until boil. Once it reaches a boil, add the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce.
2.Cook the dried rice vermicelli noodles to package instructions. Once cooked, strain the noodles and rinse it with cold water.
3.Bring a medium pot of water to boil and add pork or chicken breast. Boil the pork or chicken on medium heat for about 15-25 minutes or until the meat is cooked. Remove from water; allow it to cool and then slice the meat into thin strips.
4.For the shrimp, boil in a different pot for 3-5 minutes. Rinse in cold water using a strainer. Peel off the shells and slice each shrimp lengthwise in half.
5.Gather all of your filling ingredients on plates: noodles, shrimp, pork, lettuce, cucumber, herbs and rice paper wrappers.
6.Add warm water to a large bowl. Lay the rice sheet on a plate. Use clean hands to spread a little bit of water all over the rice paper. It should not be soaked. With time, the paper will soften.
7.Lay your lettuce first on the soft spring roll wrapper, and then add the herbs, cucumber, noodles and pork/chicken.
8.Roll each spring roll like a burrito until you have about 1/3 of rice paper left, then lay about 2-3 pieces of shrimp, cut side up, in a row and finish rolling. The shrimp will lie on the outside of the spring roll when you are finished rolling.
9.Serve with the hoisin peanut sauce.

Chef's Tips

  • Substitute shrimp and pork with avocado for a vegetarian roll.
  • Add carrots sliced into small strips and bean sprouts.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3.00 piece

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 281
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g8%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 702 mg31%
Total Carbohydrate 31 g11%
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g6%
Protein 24 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: