You can make these at home, and I did. I made these for my family for dinner. My kids love these and they are super healthy. I made a ginger peanut sauce to go with it.
It may look daunting and the most difficult part is the wrapping of the rolls.
This meal is a bit time consuming but if you have about 45 minutes you can have these ready and tuck in.
This is a recipe that is easily translated to vegan, or vegetarian. This is gluten free, and really very healthy. One roll without the sauce is only 117 calories, and almost no fat.
Ginger Peanut Sauce – (yield: about 16 tbsp)
Tip: You can change this to vegan or vegetarian by using Bragg’s Aminos instead of soy sauce. This gives a similar taste but does not have any animal products.
- 1/2 cup or 4 oz of Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp or 0.5 oz of sriracha sauce
- 1 whole lime juiced
- 2 tbsp or 1.0 oz of crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp or 0.5 oz of freshly grated ginger
- 1.5 tbsp 0.75 oz of honey
In a bowl stir together soy sauce, sriracha sauce, lime juice, peanut butter, grated ginger, and honey. You can make this ahead of time and use it when you need it.
Calories for 1 tablespoon: Calories 23.75, Fat 1 g, Fiber 0, Carbs 2.9g, Sodium 431 mg, Protein 1.25 g
Calories for total amount of sauce made: Calories 380, Fat 15.8 g, Fiber 3.3 g, Carbs 47.8 g, Sodium 6908.5 mg, Protein 20.1 g
Shrimp Spring Rolls (Yield: about 15 rolls)
Tip: you can change this to vegetarian or vegan by omitting shrimp, and you can change the veggies used in this wrap to those you like. For instance a thinly sliced bell pepper would be delicious.
- 2 lbs or 32 oz of shrimp
- I package rice noodles
- 1 package rice paper wrappers
- 3 grated carrots
- 1/2 of cucumber grated
- lettuce of your choosing, I used a mixed greens
- 1 Jalapenos sliced thin (if you don’t remove the seeds they will be hotter.)
Follow the directions on the package of how to cook he noodles. In my case bring water to boil and then add noodles cook for 3 minutes. I rinsed with cold water to stop the cooking, grate the veggies, cook the shrimp. I just boiled them in water. Soften the rice paper wrappers as the package directs.
- Soak the rice paper just till it starts to get soft. It will be slightly firm still.
- Layer veggies, shrimp, noodles and lettuce.
- Fold up the bottom end of the wrap over the filling
- Wrap the right side over then while tucking the ingredients, roll over the roll and continue wrapping.
- Fold down the top of the wrapper and it is complete.
This is the calories measurements for 1 wrap: Calories 117, Fat 1.2 g, Fiber 1.3 g, Carbs 21.3 g, Sodium 292.2 mg, Protein 4.9 g
Enjoy! I hope you like these as much as my family and I love them. Let me know what you think if you get a chance to try this.