Ginger Shrimp Spring Rolls

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spring rolls

We’ve breezed right through spring here in Northeast Ohio. In less than three weeks we’ve gone from seven inches of snow to now almost ninety degrees outside. While my mind and body play catch up to the weather, I’ve been craving all the fresh flavors of the season – and what better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with some spring rolls?

Stuffed with tangy shrimp, crisp romaine lettuce, and fresh fruits and veggies, these spring rolls were deliciously light and filling at the same time. Perfect for an appetizer or an entire meal.

Nick has been obsessed with peanut sauce lately and requests it repeatedly – so to finally indulge his tastes, I made a spicy peanut butter chili sauce, which became an optimal counter flavor to the fresh and sweet spring rolls.

Quick tip: use a full leaf of lettuce to help contain the fillings before wrapping it in rice paper! It keeps the fillings nice and tight inside the roll and makes the entire thing easier to roll.

I got a little creative with the fillings of my spring rolls. From vermicelli rice noodles and microgreens to mangoes and cucumbers, fresh root veggies and more! You can customize the spring rolls any way you like – just chop up your favorite salad ingredients and serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

spring rolls

Ginger Shrimp Spring Rolls

The Starving Chef
Stuffed with tangy shrimp, crisp romaine lettuce, and fresh fruits and veggies, these spring rolls were deliciously light and filling at the same time.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack, Summer
Cuisine Seafood, Spring
Servings 4


  • 10 spring roll wrappers
  • 16 pz shrimp cooked & peeled
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ginger finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon sambal olek (chili paste)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil optional
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup English cucumber julienned
  • 1 cup mango sliced
  • ½ cup carrot julienned
  • ½ cup spicy microgreens optional
  • 4 cups verminecelli rice noodles cooked & chilled
  • 2 radishes sliced thin
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce


  • If starting with raw shrimp, boil the shrimp for 2-3 minutes or until pink and cooked through. Reserve the hot water. Add the vermicelli noodles to the hot water for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Remove and place in an ice bath until ready to use.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, soy sauce, cilantro and ginger. Season the cooked shrimp with salt and pepper. Pour the ginger sauce over the shrimp, chill and marinate for at least thirty minutes.
  • Using another small bowl, microwave the peanut butter for thirty seconds. Stir in the minced garlic, sriracha, sambal olek and soy sauce (and fish sauce, if using). Stir until creamy. If the sauce is too thick, add one tablespoon of coconut oil and heat until and restir the peanut sauce until smooth.
  • Fill a pie pan with water. Place a single sheet of rice paper into the pan for 3-5 seconds. The rice paper should feel slimy and still slightly hard. It will continue to soften as it sits. Transfer the wet rice paper to a plate.
  • Place the desired fillings, from cucumbers, mangoes, radishes and carrots in the center of the wrapper. Any "pretty" fillings you want visible should be on the bottom layer, touching the rice paper. Use individual leaves of romaine lettuce to wrap up the vermicelli noodles and other ingredients.
  • Fold over two sides of the rice paper wrapper so that it is almost touching in the center. Use the remaining side closest to you to wrap around the fillings in the center. Tuck the edge under the fillings and continue to roll until the all the fillings are wrapped up and it looks like a spring roll.
  • Chill until ready to serve or serve at room temperature alongside the spicy peanut sauce. Enjoy!


Keyword mango, shrimp, sweet & spicy
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