QUINOA SPRING ROLLS WITH ROASTED SHIMP
Remember how I said that I am a dexter addict? It’s true; I watched the premiere of the series a few months ago. Now, I have caught up with the current season. Amazing, right? What if I lost my sleep and personal hygiene because of this show?
It’s a shame, but I found out today that Dexter season 8 will be the last season. I’m not sure what life will be like without Dexter and M99.
You can see that I am very attached to the shows that I watch. Greys is falling apart, but I still watch it.
Let’s discuss something more pleasant.
I wanted to try some quinoa, so I made spring rolls with it and substituted the vermicelli noodles for it. With the roasted shrimp, vegetables, and spicy peanut sauce, I was in heaven. The quinoa was a great carbohydrate base for everything, and it had a lovely nutty texture. I kept dipping the rolls into the sauce and eating them. I think I ate 4 or 5 before I became officially unable to consume anything else.
Peeled and deveined 1 pound medium Shrimp
12 16-cm rice paper wrappers
Leaves separated from 1 head of green-leaf salad, washed and dried
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
One cucumber, julienned
Peel and julienne one carrot
For the Spicy Peanut Sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup of water
Hoisin, one tablespoon
Taste one teaspoon of Sriracha or more
PPreheatoven to 400 degrees F. Oil baking sheets lightly or spray with nonstick spray.
In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, Sriracha, water and hoisin. Set aside.
Place the shrimp on the baking sheet. Place in oven and roast until shrimp are pink, firm, and cooked through. This should take 6-8 minutes. Let the cooled pears cool down before cutting them in half.
Wet the rice paper for a few seconds, then transfer it to a flat surface. Place a lettuce leaf on each wrapper, and add two tablespoons of quinoa. Add three three carrot sticks, three three cucumber slices, and three three shrimp halves.
Roll the rice paper from the bottom up, bringing the edge tightly over the filling. Repeat with the remaining wrappers.
Serve immediately with spicy Peanut Sauce.