Thai Salad Rolls in Spicy Peanut Sauce - No Added SugarReport Violation
(makes 8 servings)
Cook Time 25 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Ok… this isn't exact Low Carb but, all things in moderation, right? One of my favorite restaurants PeemKaew Thai has these on their menu and it is a perfect appetizer that isn't fried, has a lot of fresh veggies and is delicious. You can substitute tofu, cooked chicken or beef in place of the shrimp. And the peanut sauce can be used as a dressing for salads. Tasty!
8 ounces package rice vermicelli
8 ounces cooked, peeled shrimp, cut in half lengthwise or Tofu
8 rice wrappers (6.5 inch diameter)
1 carrot, julienne cut
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Water as needed
Spicy Peanut Sauce
4 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup minced red onion
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon hot chili pepper
2 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup of water
Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Remove from heat. Place rice vermicelli in boiling water, remove from heat, and let soak 3 to 5 minutes, until soft. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
Fill a large bowl with hot water. Dip one rice wrapper in the hot water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper flat, and place desired amounts of noodles, shrimp, carrot, lettuce and basil in the center. Roll the edges of the wrapper slightly inward. Beginning at the bottom edge of wrapper, tightly wrap the ingredients. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Set these finished rolls aside in the refrigerator for a minute while you prepare the Peanut Sauce.
In a blender or food processor, combine olive oil, onion, garlic and hot chili pepper; blend for a minute or so.
Empty the mixture into a saucepan and place over low heat until the mixture starts releasing aroma. Add peanut butter and mix well over low heat.
Add water and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in vinegar and Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or Steviva Brand Stevia Powder; continue to simmer for another 1-2 minutes. Taste and add more vinegar and sweetener if the mixture does not have the sour and sweet taste you are looking for.
Place sauce in a shallow plate for salad roll dipping or pour over fresh salad.
Total Calories: 1,633 (8 servings)
Calories Per Serving: 204 (1 salad roll with 2 tablespoons of Peanut Sauce)
Total Fat: 113.4g
Saturated Fat: 20.2g
Total Carbohydrates: 92.2g
Carbohydrates Per Serving: 11.5g
Total Dietary Fiber: 13.9g
Total Sugars: 12g
Total Protein: 55g