Thai food is one of my favorites. I always order the Shrimp rolls and thought that it might be fun to try to make them at home. Molly and I made these together and I was surprised at how easy it was. One tip I will share is don’t overfill the wraps. It will make it much easier to roll if they aren’t overstuffed. I hope you give this a whirl. This is a great recipe to have the kids pitch in for.
What you will need
- 9 large shrimp, boiled, peeled and halved lengthwise
- Bibb lettuce rinsed, dried and torn to fit
- 1½ Sliced carrots
- 1 medium seedless cucumber, julienned
- 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Fresh basil
- Fresh cilantro
- Spring roll wrappers, round
Cover cellophane noodles with boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and toss with rice wine vinegar. In a round pie plate that’s bigger than the wrappers, add enough hot water to come half way up the side.
Working with one at a time, submerge the spring roll wrapper in the water for 10-30 seconds until soft and pliable but not torn. Lay the wrapper on a large piece of parchment.
Place 3 shrimp halves, cut side up in the middle of the bottom half of the wrapper. Arrange other ingredients with the shrimp leaving at least an inch on the sides (the fresh ingredients should be no longer than 3 inches). Bring the bottom of the wrapper up and over the pile and begin to roll gently, making sure you get it tight but don’t tear the delicate wrapper.
Tuck the ends in as you go. Set aside until all rolls have been assembled. Cut in half and serve.