Soft Spring Rolls with Smoked Salmon and Fresh Basil

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Soft Spring Rolls with Smoked Salmon and Fresh Basil
Soft Spring Rolls with Smoked Salmon and Fresh Basil
Ole Gundersen

Soft Spring Rolls with Smoked Salmon and Fresh Basil

Soft spring rolls are a pleasure to see and to eat and simple to make if you set up a small assembly line with all the components ready to roll up. The secret ingredient here is extra pairs of hands, to make the job interesting and fun.

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6
Servings
336
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
10-12 rolls

Ingredients

For the dipping sauce

  • 1 Cup rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 scallion, minced

For the spring rolls

  • 3 Ounces thin dried rice noodles
  • 4 shiitake mushroom caps, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 12 round spring roll wrappers
  • 2 Cups thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • 1 cucumber, cut into matchsticks (about 1 cup)
  • 2 small carrots, cut into matchsticks (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium-sized avocado, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 Cup basil leaves, chopped coarsely
  • 1 Cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup red onion, minced
  • 1/2 Cup plain peanuts, chopped coarsely

Directions

For the dipping sauce

Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

For the spring rolls

Submerge the rice noodles in a bowl of hot water until soft and clear, 8-10 minutes. Drain and cut the noodles into 2-inch pieces and set aside. Toss the mushrooms with the soy sauce in a small bowl and set aside.

Submerge 1 spring roll wrapper in a shallow pan or bowl of warm water until softened, for about 30 seconds. Remove carefully, draining the water, and place on a work surface. Arrange some smoked salmon slices, cucumber, carrots, avocado, basil, cilantro, red onion, and peanuts in a log shape in the center of the wrapper.

Lift the wrapper edge nearest to you and roll it away from you, up and over the fillings, tucking it in under them compressing everything gently into a cylinder shape, folding the ends to seal. Set the roll aside on a platter, seam-side down to dry. Repeat to make the remaining rolls.

Serve the spring rolls whole or halved crosswise, with dipping sauce.

Spring Roll Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Spring Roll Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
15g
29%
Carbs
40g
13%
Vitamin A
177µg
20%
Vitamin B12
1µg
25%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.5%
Vitamin C
9mg
14%
Vitamin D
8µg
2%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
48µg
59%
Calcium
55mg
5%
Fiber
5g
22%
Folate (food)
76µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
76µg
19%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
62mg
15%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
27%
Phosphorus
217mg
31%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
592mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.6%
Sodium
676mg
28%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.3%
Zinc
1mg
9%