Summer Rolls W / Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

This recipe from Martha TV kitchen is fabulous, and has become a regular in my summer cooking. If unable to find pencil-thin asparagus, you can slice one larger into two pieces. Also, teriyaki, could replace soy....y'all know the cooking routine....whatever ya got goes! Warning! you take these to a party as I did last night,,,,one guy singlehandedly ate almost all of other words...addictive! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Add shrimp; cook until pink and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Slice cooked shrimp in half lengthwise. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cover rice vermicelli with hot water by 2 inches; let soak for 10 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  3. Heat canola oil in a large skillet set over high heat. Add mushrooms, and sauté until tender and mushrooms have released most of their liquid. Add vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin, and sesame oil; cook about 1 minute more. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small bowl, and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Fill a shallow dish with warm water. Working with 1 rice-paper wrapper at a time, soak in water for 30 seconds; immediately lay flat on a work surface. Place 3 reserved shrimp halves, cut sides up, on bottom third, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Place 2 to 3 reserved mushrooms over shrimp. Top with 1/4 cup assortment of vermicelli, carrots, cucumbers, mint, basil, cilantro, mango, and asparagus. Fold bottom of wrapper over fillings; roll over once, tuck in sides, and finish rolling.
  5. Place finished roll on a plate; cover with a damp paper towel. Repeat process with remaining ingredients. Serve with dipping sauce.
  6. Crush garlic clove using the flat side of a large knife; sprinkle with salt. Place the flat side of the knife blade on top of the garlic and salt; press firmly, pulling knife toward you. Repeat until a paste forms; transfer to a small bowl.
  7. Stir sugar in hot water until dissolved, and add to bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator until ready to use. Store sauce in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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4 5

also works well as a cold salad - just forgo the wrapping and add the dipping sauce as a dressing