This Shrimp Rolls recipe originated from Vietnam and is also called Vietnamese Spring Rolls or Rice Paper Rolls. A healthy and refreshing appetizer with fresh vegetables, meat and or shrimp are wrapped in rice paper. Fresh, easy to make and delicious when served with peanut sauce. If you are allergic or not a fan of peanuts, you can serve it with sweet chili sauce.
Let me talk about the rice paper. It is has to be dipped first in water before using. Yes, dip for few seconds. Do not soak more than 20 seconds as they can become too soft and end up tearing apart. Make sure to follow package instructions as some brands require warm water and others say cold water. With my experience, warm water is better.
Picture below is how to arrange them in rice paper before wrapping. But you can arrange them however you want it. For presentation of course, shrimps are lined up last then wrap them and roll tightly like a burrito or lumpia.
For the vermicelli, make sure to follow my tips on how to prepare it. Some packaging does not have instructions on how to cook it. It is critical to know because you do not want soggy noodles for this recipe and my instructions below will give you a nice vermicelli noodles that is perfect for this Fresh Shrimp Rolls.
FRESH shrimp rolls recipe
TIPS for cooking Vermicelli noodles:
peanut sauce recipe