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Spring rolls

SPRING ROLLS

 

Ingredients

  • 8 large shrimp cooked, shelled and halved horizontally or omelette cut into sticks
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, seeded, julienned
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 cup sprouted beans
  • 16 chives stalks
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves boston lettuce leaves
  • 80g dry rice vermicelli, cooked
  • 16 rice cakes

 

Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup skimmed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped peanuts

 

Preparation

For the sauce, put all the ingredients except the peanuts in a saucepan and mix until the sauce is homogeneous. Allow to cool and serve with the peanuts as a decoration.

In a container of very hot water, soak for about 1 minute, one rice patty at a time.

On the rice cake, place the lettuce leaf, other ingredients and finish with the shrimp, be careful to put in the center the ingredients that could tear the rice patty. Fold the sides towards the center and roll firmly.

 

Did you know that?

Lettuces (from the Latin Lactuca) include many varieties, the vast majority of which are wild, while the rest are grown for their leaves, which are eaten in salads. Low in calories, lettuce is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, a good source of fibre and folate, and a source of antioxidants, vitamin C, iron and manganese. The most nutritionally interesting, in descending order, are: red curly lettuce, green curly lettuce, oak leaf lettuce, Romaine, Boston and Iceberg last.

When the lettuce is cut at the base of its stem, a milky, slightly bitter juice is released. This latex contains a substance with calming, sedative and slightly hypnotic properties: lactucarium, which was traditionally used to help with insomnia, anxiety, spasms and hyperactivity. Lactucarium concentration is lower in young cultivated lettuces than in wild and mature lettuces.