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Home Made Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 head Iceberg Lettuce slice into thin strips or you can cut the lettuce leaves in half
  • 2 medium size carrots slice into strips
  • 1 cup Thai Basil Basil from your grocery will work too
  • 1 cup Cilantro
  • 1 cup mint
  • 1 pack 14 oz Rice Vermicelli noodles, cooked and cooled ( I use Jiang Xi)
  • 1 pack 12 oz spring Roll Wrapper I used Banm Trang
  • Char Siu

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1/4 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon ground peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil

FOR THE CHINESE PORK BARBECUE

  • 2.5 lbs Boneless Pork Butt or Pork Loin
  • 1 teaspoon Curing Powder you can get some in Walmart-Hoosier Hill Farm Curing Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons rice cooking wine optional

Instructions

  • Boil rice vermicelli per instruction. Set aside to cool.
  • Fill a large flat, round plate with warm water and dip one wrapper to soften.Dip for about 5 to 10 seconds and remove.
  • Lay the wrapper in flat plate or flat smooth surface and fill.
  • Across the center of the wrapper, place a small amount of lettuce and top it with vermicelli noodles. Place the cilantro,mint and basil on top of the vermicelli noodle and fold. On this fold, place three cooked shrimps and roll.
  • On this second roll, place the cooked Barbecue and sealed the sides for the wrapper. Then roll the wrapper all the way.
  • Do the same on the rest of the spring rolls. Set in a flat plate. Cover spring rolls with plastic if you are not planning to eat them right away.

FOR THE SPRING ROLL PEANUT SAUCE:

  • In another small bowl, mix the Hoisin sauce, sesame oil and peanuts.
  • Serve rolled spring rolls peanut dipping sauce

FOR THE CHINESE PORK BARBECUE

  • In a small container, rub the meat with the curing powder and ketchup,rice wine if using. Marinate overnight, When ready, place pork on a wire lined baking sheet and bake at preheated oven at 350 F for 40 to 45 minutes or until cook through. Let cool and wrap to freeze for use. Enjoy!

Notes

You can add Jicama, shrimp or extra carrot if desired. This appetizer is very versatile that it can adjust to any additional vegetable ingredients you have.