Bite into the fresh flavors of homemade shrimp spring rolls. Enjoy the perfect combination of crunchy vegetables and succulent shrimp. In just 20 minutes, you can create a refreshing and healthy dish that will leave everyone satisfied. Serve them with a delicious peanut dipping sauce to elevate the taste to another level.
My family and I are big shrimp fans; we could eat them daily for lunch or dinner and never get tired of them. And that’s because they are extremely versatile and can be cooked in various ways: fried, sauteed, or on a skewer.
So if you are looking for a light and refreshing meal ready in only a few minutes, shrimp spring rolls are the perfect solution.
You will be surprised to learn that you can easily prepare this Vietnamese dish at home using just a few low-carb ingredients. Just imagine a sweet, tender shrimp complemented by the crunch of fresh vegetables and the chewy texture of the rice paper wrapper. Sounds delicious, right?
What Are Spring Rolls?
Spring rolls are an Asian dish made from a thin rice paper sheet filled with ingredients like vegetables, meat, seafood, or noodles. They’re often associated with Vietnamese cuisine but are popular throughout Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.
Spring rolls can be served fresh or fried, typically dipped in a savory sauce.
Why Are You Going To Love This Shrimp Spring Rolls Recipe
- You can make them ahead of time.
- It’s a versatile recipe. You can serve these spring rolls for lunch or as a party appetizer.
- Super easy to make. Ready in only 20 minutes.
- It’s a customizable recipe. Feel free to add your favorite veggies or seafood to these rolls.
- Made from easy-to-find ingredients.
You will need only a few ingredients that are easy to find in almost any store to create this delicious spring rolls recipe. Here is a list of everything you will need:
For The Peanut Sauce
- Peanut Butter – you will need creamy peanut butter for a smooth sauce.
- Hoisin Sauce – adds saltiness and umami flavor to the sauce.
- Lime Juice – you can replace it with lemon juice as well.
- Garlic – fresh minced garlic for an intense flavor.
- Sriracha – if you don’t like eating spicy, feel free to skip this ingredient.
For The Spring Rolls
- Rice Paper Sheets – used to wrap the filling and make the rolls.
- Shrimps – you can use fresh or frozen shrimps. Just make sure that you thaw them before cooking.
- Butter – you will need unsalted butter to cook the shrimp.
- Salt&Pepper – to taste.
- Garlic Powder – you can also use fresh minced garlic for an intense flavor.
- Carrots&Cucumber – feel free to add your favorite fresh veggies instead of these two.
- Butter Lettuce – you can also use fresh spinach or romaine lettuce for a crunchy texture.
- Mint & Cilantro – adds a sweet and slightly cool flavor that pairs perfectly with shrimp.
How To Make Shrimp Spring Rolls
You must follow only a few simple steps to prepare these delicious shrimp spring rolls. Here is everything you need to do:
Make the Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
Measure out all of the necessary ingredients before mixing them together until you achieve an even consistency. The result should be a flavorful sauce that brings all of your spring rolls together!
Add all the ingredients for the dipping sauce to a bowl and whisk until well combined. Adjust the consistency by adding water until it has the perfect texture.
Preparing The Shrimp
When buying shrimp, make sure they are fresh and odorless.
Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-high heat, then add the shrimp. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Cook for about 3 minutes on each side until no longer pink in color.
Prepare The Vegetables
Wash and cut the cucumbers and carrots into 1/8-inch spears.
Assemble The Shrimp Spring Rolls
Fill a large bowl with warm water, submerge the spring roll wrappers into the bowl, and shake off any excess moisture.
Place the rice sheet on a clean plate and assemble the spring rolls.
Add three cooked shrimp to the top portion of the bottom third of the rice paper. Then add the lettuce leaves, cilantro, mint, carrots, and cucumber sticks.
Pull the bottom of the moistened rice paper over the shrimp and veggies.
Fold the left and right sides of the rice paper towards the middle to the open ends of the shrimp and veggies.
Roll the bundle towards the top of the rice paper until you have a neatly wrapped tube.
Repeat the process until there are no more ingredients.
Place the shrimp spring rolls on a plate and enjoy them with peanut butter dipping sauce.
Tips For Making The Best Shrimp Spring Rolls
- Avoid stuffing your spring roll with too many ingredients because it will be difficult to wrap.
- Don’t leave the rice paper in the water for too long, or it will become too soft and difficult to handle.
- Don’t overcook the shrimp. Otherwise, they will become chewy.
Place any leftover shrimp spring rolls in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days maximum.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Spring Rolls Keto?
Regular spring rolls served in restaurants are made with rice flour sheets high in carbohydrates, making them unsuitable for a keto diet. Fortunately, there are keto versions of this recipe made from low-carb wrappers such as lettuce leaves or thin slices of jicama instead of rice sheets.
Are These Shrimp Spring Rolls Healthy?
Sure, these shrimp spring rolls are a delicious healthy dish since they are made with fresh ingredients low in calories and fat. However, the nutritional content can vary depending on the ingredients and cooking methods.
Can I Make These Spring Rolls Without Shrimp?
Sure, you can easily skip the shrimp and make some vegan spring rolls or replace them with cooked chicken or another type of seafood.
What are Some Other Proteins I Can Use Instead of Shrimp?
Instead of shrimp, consider adding chicken, pork, tofu, fish or duck to your spring rolls. Chicken is lean and mild in taste; pork is juicy and savory; tofu has endless possibilities; fish is delicate yet flavorful; and duck brings an intense umami experience. So give these options a try next time you’re looking for something new to add some zing to your spring rolls.
Can I Make the Spring Rolls Ahead of Time?
Yes, you can make spring rolls ahead of time! Spring rolls are a great way to get creative with your meal prep. Plus, they’re packed with nutritional value.
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Shrimp Spring Rolls
FOR THE PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
- 3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 2 tsp fresh lime juice
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 5 tsp of water
- Sriracha to taste optional
FOR THE SPRING ROLLS
- 6 rice paper sheets
- 1 medium carrot peeled and sliced into thin strips
- 1 cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
- 8 butter lettuce leaves
- 10 mint leaves
- 10 cilantro stems
- 12 steamed shrimps peeled with tails off
- Make the Peanut Dipping Sauce. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl until smooth and creamy.
- Cook the shrimp. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the shrimp and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
- Wash and cut the cucumbers and carrots into 1/8-inch spears.
- Fill a large bowl with warm water, and submerge the rice paper into the bowl for 2 seconds.
- Place the rice sheet on a clean plate, and add three shrimp to the top portion of the bottom third of the rice paper.
- Continue with lettuce leaves, cilantro, mint, carrots, and cucumber sticks.
- Pull the bottom of the moistened rice paper over the shrimp and veggies.
- Fold the left and right sides of the rice paper towards the middle to the open ends of the shrimp and veggies.
- Roll the bundle towards the top of the rice paper until you have a neatly wrapped tube.
- Place the shrimp spring rolls on a plate and enjoy them with peanut butter dipping sauce.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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