Spring rolls are the answer to an egg roll addictscry for a healthy choice.
Prep: 35 mins
Cook: 5 mins
- 24 large shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled and deveined
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons hot sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3 teaspoons honey
- 8 rice paper wrappers (8 inches each)
- 1 large cucumber--peeled, seeded and thinly sliced into 3-inch strips
- 2 carrots, peeled into ribbons
- 24 fresh mint leaves (about 1/2 cup)
- 8 green-leaf lettuce leaves
- In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, three-quarters of the garlic and the sesame oil; refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to overnight. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup warm water, the fish sauce, lime juice, honey and remaining garlic.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until opaque, about 3 minutes.
- Fill a 9-inch round cake pan with an inch of warm water. Working with 1 at a time, dip the rice paper wrappers in the water, turning once, until softened, about 6 seconds, and place on a paper-towel-lined work surface. Place one-eighth of the cucumber and carrots across the center of the wrapper. Arrange 3 shrimp across the vegetables and top with 3 mint leaves. Fold up the bottom edge over the filling, then fold in the 2 sides and roll closed. Repeat with the remaining wrappers. Place each roll on a lettuce leaf and serve with the dipping sauce.
- Heart-healthy, flavorful garlic makes two appearances--sweeter when cooked with the shrimp, and sharper in the dipping sauce.
- Get that irresistible crispiness from veggies instead of from high-calorie fried dough.
- Shrimp is a light, fresh-tasting alternative to the usual pork filling.