Shrimp Spring Rolls

Shrimp Spring Rolls
Portion size: 16 pieces
  • 1 lb (454 g) frozen shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 1 can (227 mL) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) finely grated fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 16 square spring roll wrappers, (15 cm)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • VegetabIe oil, for frying
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) water
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) julienned fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) minced seeded hot red pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Dipping Sauce: In small bowl, stir together vinegar, water, ginger, sugar, hot pepper and salt until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. On cutting board, cover shrimp with plastic wrap and, using bottom of saucepan, smash until flattened and broken up; transfer to bowl. Add water chestnuts, onion, cilantro, ginger, salt and pepper; mix well.
  3. Lay 1 spring roll wrapper on work surface with point up; shape 2 tbsp shrimp mixture into 3-inch (8 cm)long log across bottom third of wrapper. Roll up, folding in sides, until only 1-inch (2.5 cm) triangle of wrapper remains. Lightly coat triangle with egg; roll up. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 hours.)
  4. In heavy-bottomed skillet, heat ½ inch (1 cm) oil over medium-high heat just until ripples appear; reduce heat to medium. Skimming oil between batches, fry spring rolls, turning and increasing heat if necessary, until golden and filling is pink in centre, 3 to 4 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towel–lined plate. Serve with Dipping Sauce.
  5. Source : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2011
  6. From Canadian Living


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