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Chinese Shrimp Spring Rolls

Discover the art of crafting Chinese Shrimp Spring Rolls with this easy recipe. Enjoy juicy fillings and a satisfying crunch in every bite.

Chinese shrimp Spring Rolls
Shrimp Spring Rolls
Chinese shrimp Spring Rolls
Chinese fried shrimp spring rolls

Spring rolls are a beloved Asian dish known for their delicious taste and satisfying crunch. Not only do they make for a tasty treat, but they also offer a healthy boost of fiber and protein.

The combination of the crisp-crackly wrapper and the juicy vegetable and shrimp filling creates a perfect balance of fresh flavors and contrasting textures, making them an ideal choice for a healthy snack or light meal.

Simplicity is the secret to crafting the perfect spring roll. The flavors of the shrimp and vegetables used as fillings do not require much seasoning, a sprinkle of salt, pepper and a drizzle of sesame oil is sufficient to bring out their natural goodness.

Keeping it simple allows the fresh flavors of the ingredients to shine through.

fried spring roll wrap
Chinese fried shrimp spring roll wrappers
  • Prawns: For optimal flavor, it is recommended to use whole, unpeeled prawns. Frozen, unpeeled prawns in packages may lack flavor as a result of the flavor being lost during the factory process.
  • Spring roll wrappers: Chinese spring roll wrappers can usually be found in most Chinese grocery stores, it’s important to note that these wrappers are different from Vietnamese spring roll wrappers.
  • Cornstarch:  Cornstarch is used to bind the fillings together and provide a smooth texture. It should be dissolved in water before being added to the mixture.
ingredients for chinese fried shrimp spring rolls - deep fried recipe
Ingredients for fried shrimp spring rolls

Step One:

Begin by stir-frying and cooking all the fillings.

Step Two:

Next, take a spring roll wrapper and place a small amount of the filling in the center, roll it tightly around the filling, tucking in the sides as you go. Repeat this process with the remaining wrappers and filling.

Step Three:

Finally, deep fry the spring rolls until they are crispy and golden brown.

Chinese Deep-fried shrimp spring rolls with juicy fillings
Deep-fried shrimp spring rolls with juicy fillings

Q: Why are spring rolls healthy?

Spring rolls can be considered a healthy option because they are made with a combination of vegetables and protein such as prawns. It’s important to note that the nutritional value of the spring rolls will vary depending on the ingredients used and how they are prepared.

Q: Do you eat spring rolls hot or cold?

Spring rolls are typically served hot. Serving them hot allows for the best flavor and texture as the warm filling and crispy wrapper combine to create a satisfying experience.

Q: Can I freeze spring rolls?

Yes, you can freeze spring rolls. To reheat, simply fry them in the air fryer or oven until crispy.

Prawns and eggs stir fry

Chinese prawn stir fry

Chinese shrimp Spring Rolls
shrimp Spring Rolls

Next time you crave a tasty treat, these spring rolls are a must-try!

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Shrimp Spring Rolls

Chinese shrimp spring rolls: juicy fillings and satisfying crunch in every bite. Easy to follow instructions.
Author: Lei
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: asian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Lactose
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 20-30 frozen spring roll wrappers (thawed)
  • 1 cup celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups carrot (shredded)
  • 1 cup mushroom (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup prawns (cut into 1cm pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1 L oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • Cooking the fillings: Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, mushrooms, salt and pepper, and cook for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Mix the cornstarch with three tablespoons of water in a small bowl and stir into vegetables. Add sesame oil and prawns, mix well then set aside to cool.
  • Wrapping: Place one spring roll wrapper in a diamond position, Place two tablespoons of filling in the corner. Fold in the sides to encase the filling and roll up tightly, sealing the end with a little cold water. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  • Deep frying: Pour the oil into a saucepan so it is double the height of the spring rolls. Heat on medium-high until hot. Place spring rolls in the oil and cook, turning occasionally, until golden. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prawns: For optimal flavor, it is recommended to use whole, unpeeled prawns. Frozen, unpeeled prawns in packages may lack flavor as a result of the flavor being lost during the factory process.
  • Spring roll wrappers: Chinese spring roll wrappers can usually be found in most Chinese grocery stores, it’s important to note that these wrappers are different from Vietnamese spring roll wrappers.
  • Cornstarch:  Cornstarch is used to bind the fillings together and provide a smooth texture. It should be dissolved in water before being added to the mixture.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 10191kcalCarbohydrates: 261gProtein: 76gFat: 998gSaturated Fat: 77gPolyunsaturated Fat: 287gMonounsaturated Fat: 617gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 332mgSodium: 3815mgPotassium: 1968mgFiber: 17gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 43700IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 440mgIron: 15mg

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3 Comments

  1. Didnt see cornstarch in ingredients list????

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