Recipe by Nif
A very fresh and delicious way to enjoy salmon, using rice paper for the wrapper. The ingredient list may look long, but it is mostly ingredients that you will have on hand. If you have never used rice paper before, this is a great way to learn how to use them. If you are not particular about making an even 16 rolls, go ahead and play with the amounts to use more or less of what veggies you want. The veggies add a delicious crunch and flavor to the rich salmon.
Top Review by Susie D
I thought the recipe was well written and provided good detailed instructions. The one exception is where to use the sesame seeds. I ended up placing them in a small ramekin & sprinkling on as the first ingredient in each roll. The ingredient amounts were perfect as listed. I had reduced the recipe in half & ended up with exactly 8 rolls. The dipping sauce was good even with the rosemary. The vinegar provided a surprise note among the other flavors. I added some red pepper flakes to mine after tasting. I liked the colors & freshness in the rolls. The ingredients all seemed well placed & thoughtful. The frilled napa cabbage was a hightlight. Good luck in the contest!
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 lb salmon fillet, skinless
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 2 cups jicama, cut into 2-inch-long matchsticks
- 2 cups carrots, cut into 2-inch-long matchsticks
- 2 cups napa cabbage, cut into thin strips
- 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
- 16 round rice paper sheets, 9 inch
- pie plate filled with very warm water
Directions See How It's Made
- Dipping Sauce:.
- Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl. Set aside for the flavors to meld while you are making the spring rolls.
- The Spring Rolls:.
- Cook salmon in olive oil or a nonstick sprayed medium heat pan until cooked through, about 3 minutes a side, depending on the thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Break salmon apart into medium chunks with a fork and let cool while you prepare your other ingredients.
- Get your ingredients ready so that they are separate and ready to grab for each roll. I split each ingredient pile into 4 so I can divide them more evenly between the 16.
- Set 1 rice paper sheet in very warm water in a pie plate and let sit for about 15 seconds, or until soft and pliable. Remove and set on counter or other flat space where you can place the rice paper. When you remove a sheet, add another one to the hot water while you make a roll, so it will be ready to use for the next one. You will have to replace the water a few times, as it cools.
- Add 1/16th of each of the ingredients vertically on the rice paper, taking up the center half of the sheet. Fold the top quarter and bottom quarter to meet at the center of the ingredients, overlapping slightly. Tightly roll the sheet from one side to the other to make a secure spring roll. The rice paper will automatically stick to itself to "glue" it together. There is a demo on Recipezaar with photos of another way to roll them. You can see it at http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=224922. Scroll halfway down the page to view the photos.
- Repeat until you have 16 rolls and place on a plate or baking tray as you go along. You can make these hours before a party if you wish.
- Cover with plastic wrap to store in refrigerator or serve immediately with dipping sauce.