Smoked Salmon Vietnamese Rolls

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I first tried Vietnamese Spring Rolls more than 10 years ago when one of my Asian co-workers brought in a large platter for a potluck. It was a very traditional filling with Shrimp and it was love at first bite. Since that day. I always have rice paper wraps in my pantry. They are inexpensive and can be so easily customized. I’ve made the traditional Shrimp version so many times but for a change I wanted to try Smoked Salmon. This one is a winner. Not only is it big on taste with the Salmon and fresh herbs but it’s also a NO COOK recipe, something I so very rarely do.

These Vietnamese Spring rolls are packed with Spinach, Smoked Salmon, Cucumber sticks, spiced Bean noodles and topped with fresh Mint, Coriander & Thai Basil. It’s served with a spicy & tart dipping sauce.

 

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These rolls are filling and also healthy. I recently took a batch with me to a friend’s house to enjoy after a brisk walk. They loved the rolls and absolutely adored the dipping sauce as well!

Smoked Salmon Vietnamese Rolls

Ingredients

  • 25 – 30 Rice paper wraps
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • ½ cup Mint
  • ½ cup Thai Basil
  • ¼ cup Coriander
  • 1 – 2 Cucumbers cut in sticks
  • 300 gms Bean thread Noodles
  • 500 gms Smoked Salmon
  • Sauce
  • ½ cup Lime Juice
  • 5 tbps Fish Sauce
  • 2 tsps Red Curry Paste

Instructions

  1. Because the size of the wrap varies, your ingredients listed are approximate
  2. Prepare the sauce by mixing the lime juice, fish sauce and red curry paste together
  3. Prepare the bean thread by soaking it in hot water for a few minutes and then draining it completely
  4. Add 4 tbsps of the prepared sauce to the bean thread and mix it in
  5. Soak a sheet of rice paper in room temp water till soft and place on a kitchen towel
  6. Pat the front side dry
  7. Add Spinach, Salmon, Cucumber sticks, a bit of the bean noodles and finish with the herbs – Coriander, Mint & Thai Basil
  8. Fold over one side and pull it just so it makes contact, then tuck in the sides and roll
  9. Store on top of parchment paper to prevent sticking and cover with more parchment paper to prevent drying out
  10. Serve with the dipping sauce
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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

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Not just healthy and gluten free , this delicious roll is also packed with flavor. I was introduced to this treat bu a coworker whose parents used to run a restaurant. I introduced it to my kids and just loved it. The measurements below are not exact, simply because the size of the rice paper wrap you will use will vary.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Ingredients

  • Dipping sauce
  • 2 tsp Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp Chilli Garlic sauce
  • 1 pound Tiger Shrimp
  • 1 cup rice vermicelli
  • Arugula
  • Mint
  • Coriander
  • Cucumber cut in logs
  • Red pepper but in large square confetti pieces
  • Julienne of carrots
  • 1 cup crab meat
  • Rice paper wraps - medium size

Instructions

  1. Mix the 2 sauces together to prepare the dipping sauce and leave aside.
  2. In a pan, add two tbsps of water and steam the shrimp
  3. Remove and cool
  4. Save the stock, in the same pan add more water and bring to a boil
  5. Cook the rice vermicelli, remove, drain and cool
  6. Take the shrimp and slice horizontally on the chopping board.
  7. Soak the rice paper wrap and spread on a wooden board
  8. Start with the shrimp, arugula, mint leaf, stick of cucumber, coriander, dab of dipping sauce, carrots, red pepper a little crab and finally some of the rice vermicelli. Roll and repeat.
  9. Wipe down your board at intervals to make the rolling easy.
  10. Serve with dipping sauce.
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