- 1 large avocado thinly sliced
- 1 yellow or red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 1 large carrot cut into matchsticks
- 150 grams of shredded purple cabbage
- 100 grams of fresh spinach
- 1 handful chopped fresh mint
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
- 24 cooked small shrimps, tails removed
- 12 rice paper wrappers
- chopped peanuts, for garnish
For the sweet Thai chilli sauce:
- 75ml good quality chilli sauce
- 25ml Tamari sauce
- 2 tablespoons ﬁsh sauce
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 garlic clove, minced or grated
These Fresh Shrimp Summer Rolls are such a delicacy and amazing fun to do together as a family or as an informal starter with friends. Though it can be a bit messy your kids or friends will love to be a part of assembling them.
To me, they are the epitome of summer, freshness and lightness.
They do a really great appetizer or starter when friends come over and can be done beforehand. Just remember to not stack them on top of each other as they tend to stick together.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the chilli sauce, tamari, ﬁsh sauce, tahini, lime zest, lime juice, ginger, and garlic until smooth and combined.
12 Summer Rolls:
- Set up an assembly line of the avocado, bell pepper, carrot, cabbage, herbs, mango, and shrimps.
- Fill a shallow medium bowl with warm water. Working with one rice paper sheet at a time, soak the sheet in warm water for about 10 seconds, until softened. Transfer to a work surface. On the end of the rice paper closest to you, layer 1 or 2 slices of avocado, mint, mango, 2 cooked shrimps, and a handful of the veggies. Be careful not to overstuff the wrappers.
- Fold both short sides into the centre of the paper and roll the sheet away from your body as tightly as possible, without ripping the wrapper. Place the ﬁnished rolls on a serving platter, seam-side down.
Sprinkle the ﬁnished rolls with chopped peanuts, if desired. Serve with the chilli sauce alongside for dipping.
Anything special to remember:
- Instead of the chilli sauce, you can use a hoisin sauce. Get a sugar free good quality version.
- Always buy fresh scrimps and do avoid mass-produced kinds from Asia.
- Tamari sauce can be changed into organic gluten-free soy sauce.
Avocado: The healthy fat makes you feel satisfied in a good way, so you do not overeat at the next meal. In addition, avocado stabilizes your insulin level and it is anti-inflammatory.
This is like superfood giving you a lot of vitamins and minerals from the many different vegetables. But also, this is a dish created for the soul and the eye.