Shrimp Spring Rolls with Mango Lime Dipping Sauce
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.2. 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.
4. 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. 5. 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.6. Serve with the mango lime dipping sauce and enjoy!
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