Summer Rolls

Summer Rolls are a refreshing healthy appetizer that taste great all year long!



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Summer Rolls
Recipe CategoriesAppetizers & Snacks Asian Fish & Seafood


Summer Rolls

4Ouncebean thread noodles (Mai fun)
12each8"-9" rice paper rounds
18eachcooked medium shrimp (about 10 oz.) peeled, tail removed, deveined, halved lengthwise
1Cupfresh basil leaves
1Cupfresh mint leaves
1CupEnglish hothouse cucumber, cut into matchstick-size pieces
1Cupcarrot, cut into fine strips
12leafsmall green lettuce leaves or Manoa lettuce
12eachflat chives, about 10" stalks

Peanut Dipping Sauce

2Tablespoonpeanut butter, creamy
1⁄2Cuphoisin sauce
1Tablespoonfish sauce
1TablespoonSriracha hot chili sauce
1Tablespoonchopped roasted peanuts


Summer Roll Preparation

  1. Put noodles in a large bowl. Pour enough hot water over to cover; let stand until softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl of ice water to cool; drain and set aside.
  3. Fill a pie plate with warm water. Working with 1 rice paper round at a time, dip the round into the water to completely wet it.
  4. Place it on a damp paper towel and cover it with another damp paper towel. Continue to build layers of paper towel and rounds until you get six done.
  5. Transfer to a work surface. Take the first round that was moistened and place it on a clean work surface.
  6. Arrange 3 shrimp halves across center of round. Top with some leaves of each herb, cucumber, and carrot.
  7. Arrange a small handful of noodles over. Place 1 lettuce leaf over, torn or folded to fit.
  8. Fold bottom of rice paper over filling, then fold in ends and roll like a burrito into a tight cylinder.
  9. Just before you start the final roll of the cylinder, place on chive onto the ricepaper roll and then finish the roll. The chive should stick out of the roll by about 1 inch.
  10. Transfer roll, seam side down, to a platter.
  11. Repeat to make 11 more rolls.

Peanut Dipping Sauce

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup, stir to combine. If peanut butter is too stiff, warm briefly in the microwave.
  2. Adjust sugar and water to taste.
  3. Place in a bowl and garnish with chopped peanuts.


You can make this ahead by 1 hour. Make sure you place a damp towel over the rolls to keep them from drying out.


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