Preparation time: 30 minutes
Gỏi cuốn, better known as “spring roll”, is a Vietnamese specialty. This dish is eaten as an aperitif or as a starter during meals and consists of various ingredients wrapped in rice paper.
- 6 large, peeled shrimps
- ½ lettuce
- ½ cucumber
- ½ carrot
- 50g bean sprouts
- 50g mint leaves
- 50g coriander leaves
- 2 Tbsp salted, roasted, chopped peanuts
- 4 rice paper sheets
- Vietnamese style spicy lemon dressing
Cut the lettuce and carrot into thin strips. Blanch the shrimps briefly in boiling water and slice the shrimps in half, lengthwise.
Fill half of a flat plate with cold water*. Dip the entire rice paper sheet briefly in the water. Take the paper out, it needs to be a bit stiff.
Put the sheet on a plate**. Put the vegetables, herbs, peanuts and shrimps in the middle. Rol it up tightly. Serve with the spicy lemon dressing as dipping sauce.
* Or use the specially designed bowl (enlisted below).
** Or place it on the specially designed rice paper molds (enlisted below). This will prevent the rice paper sheets from sticking to your plate.