Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gluten Free Shrimp Spring Rolls with Soy Free Gyoza Sauce


I have always been kind of intimidated by spring roll wrappers. I thought they were very delicate and hard to work with so I just avoided them. Finally I decided to give them a try and I am so glad I did. Not only do they make a very healthy meal, but they are much more durable and easy to work with then I thought they would be. You can put almost any veggies you want in here, the possibilities are endless! Here is my version with shrimp and veggies with a homemade Gyoza sauce. This sauce is soy free but if you can eat soy you can replace the coconut aminos with soy sauce (use wheat free tamari if your gluten free). Coconut aminos are a great replacement for soy sauce in any recipe or on Sushi rolls too if you are soy free! This sauce taste just like the sauce you get from a Japanese restaurant with dumplings...yum :)

For 8 rolls

Ingredients for the rolls:
shredded lettuce
finely sliced carrot sticks
finely sliced cucumber sticks
16 shrimp boiled and chopped into chunks
8 spring rolls wrappers (You can find these in the Asian section of your supermarket)

Ingredients for the sauce:
1/2 cup coconut aminos
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 minced garlic clove
small chunk of ginger minced (about 1 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced green onions

Directions for the rolls:
Working with one wrapper at a time, dip each spring roll wrapper into a bowl of warm water until it becomes pliable. Lay it on a flat surface and and place sliced carrots, sliced cucumbers, shredded lettuce and some chopped shrimp in the middle of the wrapper. Fold the left side of the wrapper over the filling. Then fold the right side of the wrapper over the filling. Fold the bottom up over the two folded sides and roll until you reach the end. Do this again for each wrapper. Don't be afraid to pull on the wrapper to cover the filling it is more durable than it appears to be.

Directions for the sauce:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.



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