Shrimp Spring Rolls with Mango Lime Dipping Sauce

Starters | June 24, 2015 | By

I could spend hours in the grocery store. Loblaws or Pusateri’s, I love walking down every aisle and just looking at everything, thinking up new things to cook. I don’t understand why most people race in and out of the store, spending as little time there as possible. It’s especially interesting in other parts of the world and often, a supermarket becomes an item on our sightseeing itinerary. Going to T&T in Toronto really feels like grocery shopping in Asia – they have about 2000 types of rice, fresh sushi and interesting vegetables. None of the labels there are in English, so it’s a bit of a gamble but a fun way to experiment with new food; I found these rice paper wrappers there last weekend and decided to give them a go. A little hard to work with at first, they are best after being softened in cold water and can be filled with really anything. Another success from T&T, I think I’ll have to go back for more. And wander up and down every aisle just while I’m there of course…

Makes 8 spring rolls

1/2 a ripe mango, cut into large chunks
8-10 mint leaves
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp chili flakes
12 large tiger shrimp, peeled
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup baby spinach, roughly chopped
2 grated carrots
8 sheets rice paper

1. In a food processor or blender, pulse mango, mint, sugar and salt until smooth. Set aside in a small bowl.DSC_04112. In a medium frying pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add the garlic and chili flakes and cook for a few minutes, stirring often. 
3. Add the shrimp and lemon juice and cook for about 3 minutes per side, until pink and firm.
DSC_04214. If using rice paper, run under cold water to soften them. You could also use butter lettuce leaves or wonton wrappers for these spring rolls. DSC_04165. Place a wrapper on a flat surface. Pile on some spinach, carrot and shrimp, along with some oil from the shrimp pan. Fold in the sides and roll up.DSC_04226. Serve with the mango lime dipping sauce and enjoy!DSC_0425DSC_0426

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