On the Menu tonight – Shrimp Spring Rolls!
This is another one of those dishes that I’ve eaten many times but never made. After a friend suggested I make it, I decided to try it and I’m glad that I did! Making my own spring rolls was so much fun and SO delicious.
There are definitely a few steps to making the rolls. The shrimp need to be cooked first, then shocked to stop cooking and set aside while you prepare the rest of the components. The veggies need to be julienned, a cooking technique cutting something in fine strips. The rice noodles need to be cooked, and the dipping sauce needs to be made. Luckily, the timing of all the components is forgiving, so you have time to take care of each component without fear of another component of overcooking.
Once you get all the components ready, you are ready to assemble the rolls! If you’ve rolled a burrito, you will do fine. These rolls are rolled like burritos but smaller. One thing though, the wrappers can get sticky, so this is where your preparation pays off. Get each of the components ready and close before you soak your first wrapper. Also, have a large platter or each of the plates you intend to serve ready to place the rolls as you make them. The wrapper is delicate, so the less you have to move them after assembly, the better.
So, the next time you’re craving some spring rolls, try making them yourself! They are SO delicious!