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    Goi Cuon - Vietnamese Soft Shrimp Rolls

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    Cook Time:

    33 mins

    30 mins

    3 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    The classic "Summer Rolls" of Vietnam. Who can resist these?

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    For the Rolls

    For the Dipping Sauce


    1. 1
      Prepare sauce: combine hoisin sauce, coconut milk, rice vinegar, and onion in a blender; puree until smooth.
    2. 2
      Place mixture in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, adding water to control consistency if necessary.
    3. 3
      Allow to cool.
    4. 4
      Prepare rolls: Julienne pork into thin strips.
    5. 5
      Chop shrimp into 1/2" tidbits.
    6. 6
      Boil vermicelli 2-3 minutes, then rinse in cold water and drain.
    7. 7
      Separate cilantro into sprigs that are of the right size to go onto the rolls.
    8. 8
      Wet rice papers, one at a time, BRIEFLY, and blot on paper toweling.
    9. 9
      Place some noodles, pork, shrimp, lettuce, bean sprouts, basil and cilantro on each roll.
    10. 10
      Fold in the sides, and wrap the top down and roll up, envelope style, keeping tension moderately tight (not too tight or loose).
    11. 11
      Place it on a plate and cover with a very damp paper towel, while you finish the others.
    12. 12
      Place some dipping sauce in small bowls and garnish with roasted peanuts.
    13. 13
      Serve goi cuon with dipping sauce; and hot chili sauce also, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 25, 2002


      These were just great!! I need practice rolling them up, because the rice noodle is so delicate, so mine were a little lumpy, but that didn't affect the flavor! I used shrimp, chicken, julienned cucumber, shredded carrot, and the vermicelli noodle to stuff them with. The dipping sauce was heavenly! Will definitely make these again soon; I am encouraged by this sucess, and want to try to cook more Vietnamese food soon!!

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    • on April 01, 2010


      This recipe is more traditional the others listed, however, goi cuon is rolled as you eat. Basically, a you finish eating one, you make another, and so on... At least that is how goi cuon is eaten in vietnamese homes :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Goi Cuon - Vietnamese Soft Shrimp Rolls

    Serving Size: 1 (1661 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 89.3
    Calories from Fat 45
    Total Fat 5.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 19.7 mg
    Sodium 219.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 2.7 g
    Protein 6.1 g

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