Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork and Peanut Sauce + Fish Sauce (Goi Cuon Tom Thit)

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Pork and Peanut Sauce + Fish Sauce (Goi Cuon Tom Thit)

INGREDIENTS

Peanut sauce

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp chili garlic paste
  • 3 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

Fish sauce

  • 2-3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Thai chili peppers
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Spring Rolls

  • 2 bunch romaine lettuce
  • Rice Paper
  • 1 1.5 lbs pork belly, thinly sliced
  • 20-24 shrimp, cut in halves
  • 1 bag vermicelli noodles
  • Optional veggies: cucumbers, mint, cilantro, bean sprouts, carrots, any other veggies you like
  • Vegetarian: you can substitute with more veggies and tofu

DIRECTIONS

First, boil your vermicelli noodles per bag instructions.

Then, boil the water and put the pork belly in for 5-7 minutes.

Next, boil the water again and put in the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes. 

For the peanut sauce, mix in the peanut butter, water, hoisin sauce, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, chili garlic paste, minced garlic, and sesame oil together on low heat in a pan for about 1 minute. Set aside.

For the fish sauce, mix the fish sauce, garlic clove, Thai chili peppers, water, lime juice, and sugar together. Set aside.

To wrap the spring rolls, first wet the rice paper in a bowl of warm water.  Then you lay the rice paper on the plate. Fold two of the outer corners of the paper inwards about 1 inches. Then lay out three shrimps next to each other on the paper. Put the shrimp closer to you. Do the same with the pork belly next to the shrimp, even closer to you. Then grab about 1 tbsp of noodles and lay them on top of the shrimp.  Next add the veggies on top of the noodles and pork belly and shrimp. Then start rolling the spring roll tightly.

Tip: Less is more ingredients. The more ingredients you put in, the harder it is to roll and stay tightly.

If peanut sauce gets too thick, you can add more water to lessen the thickness.


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