Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Sauce

Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls with Coconut Sauce are the most refreshing summer appetizer I know of ~ these healthy Vietnamese rice paper rolls with juicy shrimp can double as a light meal.

These rolls are even more minimal than yesterday’s vegetable version. I quick sauteed raw shrimp in a little butter, olive oil and lime juice. I tried cutting the shrimp several different ways, including mincing them. I liked them sliced in two, lengthwise, best. I just laid the shrimp on top of mint leaves, squeezed a touch more lime juice over them, and wrapped them up in the spring roll wrapper. That’s it. I also layered in a few pea shoots into some of the rolls.

I did a complete 180 on the sauce from yesterday. This sauce is cool and creamy. I mixed 1/2 cup of coconut milk, the juice of half a lime, a teaspoon of Thai chili sauce and a pinch of salt. Then stirred in some finely chopped cilantro. It made the perfect sauce for these rolls.

See yesterday’s post for details on wrapping summer rolls.

So which ones are you going to make first?


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    July 14, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I am so so SO excited to try out this recipe! I almost flipped my lid when I found it; I absolutely love summer/shrimp rolls. We recently moved from Denver, and it is difficult to find a Pho place as amazing as the one near our old house. Now I can make these at home! Thank you bunches!

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      July 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      Enjoy Stephanie! <3

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    June 22, 2012 at 1:16 am

    These look just beautiful. I love how bright the shrimp look!

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    Magnolia Verandah
    June 21, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I think I said yesterday how I love these little babies – but with the prawns these are even better.

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    Dom at Belleau Kitchen
    June 21, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Oh. My. God. Sue these are incredible! I love these superfine sheets. They make an incredible roll and I can just taste these now. My mouth is drooling!! Sue, may I make a suggestion that you move your ‘pinterest’ pin it badge to the bottom of the post? When I scroll thru my blog list, like many I am attracted to the photos of the food but because your pin it badge is at the top of the post it’s used as the photo that represents the post which I’m sure you’ll agree is not quite what you want! Or ignore my rantings!!

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      Sue/the view from great island
      June 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks, Dom, I’m going to try to move the pin to the bottom of the post. I was wondering how to fix that and still have the button on top, I guess I’ll have to google the problem 😉

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    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
    June 21, 2012 at 3:11 am

    I love this – a perfect summer meal – great flavors –
    Mary x

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    Ellen B Cookery
    June 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    What a fantastic combination. I love coconut. Beautiful presentation!

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    June 21, 2012 at 12:04 am

    I love that last photo! Very cool! I need to get on board with the rolls. Seriously.

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    June 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Oh my GOSH. I want this. NOW. Why oh why did you have to move to LA instead of Phoenix? What could CA possibly have to offer that my desire to eat your cooking on a regular basis can’t top?

    Oh yeah, in case you missed it, this looks awesome. I seriously need to get some shrimp ASAP.

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    June 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I love summer rolls and yours look so good that I’ll probably make both.I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    June 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    The vege rolls I think because I love the peanut butter sauce. These do look amazing!

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    June 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    So translucent, they are stunning. I don’t like fish or seafood unless its slathered in mayo or in a sarnie but the coconut sauce might swing it for me.

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