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Shrimp & Mango Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

February 26, 2014

I know, another recipe. I’m trying to avoid posting recipes two days in a row, but I really wanted to link up with Amanda’s Thinking out Loud series tomorrow so I did a little switcheroo. Forgive me.

I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can’t. Well I can sort of take credit since it’s based on my Spicy Peanut Slaw recipe, but the brilliant idea to wrap it into rice paper rolls goes entirely to C’s sister Lo. Hi Lo! I miss you, and we will make it out to SF this year! p.s. your brother gave me the plague and then ditched me for Montreal. How lame is that?

shrimp and mango rolls 4As I mentioned in Monday’s post, nothing makes me happier than hearing you enjoyed one of my recipes. It’s that much sweeter when it comes from someone who is basically family. Lo emailed me last week telling me how much she enjoyed the salad and suggested I try wrapping it in rice paper rolls and using the dressing as a dipping sauce. Genius!

I feel incredibly blessed to have been welcomed into C’s family with open arms. Even though there is a .02% chance I’ll be hitting the trails for some cross country skiing with them, they accept me for who I am, something which I am unbelievably grateful for.

spicy peanut sauceBack to the rolls. Don’t be intimidated by them! The first time I tried to make rice paper rolls I’m pretty sure the video I watched was in Vietnamese. I was also majorly hungry which resulted in a mini-kitchen meltdown. But two years later (and not a rice paper roll made since) I seem to have mastered the science behind them. They’re actually super easy once you’ve accepted the fact that your first one will suck. Kind of like pancakes. Never bank on the first one being photo-worthy.

Now, once you’ve accepted this, follow my tutorial (in English, I need to brush up on my Vietnamese) and I promise you will make your guests think you spent hours making these.

Mango Shrimp Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

by The Healthy Maven

Prep Time: 25 mins

gluten-free, shrimp, mango, vietnamese, peanut

Ingredients (Yields: 18 rolls)

For the rolls:

  • 1 bag broccoli slaw (you only need about half or around 3 cups)
  • 1 mango, peeled and sliced into strips
  • 1 lb peeled and cooked mini shrimp (I used frozen and thawed)
  • 18 rice paper rolls

For the spicy peanut sauce:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • 2 T ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ T rice wine vinegar
  • ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 ½ tsp sesame oil
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt


1. Thaw shrimp and set aside.

2. Take a piece of rice paper and hold it under warm-hot water for 5 seconds on each side.

3. Place paper on parchment or a silicone lined sheet and let sit for 30 seconds.

4. Add a small handful of broccoli sprouts (I ball-parked it), a piece of mango and 5-6 mini shrimp in the center of the paper about 2 inches up from the bottom.

rice paper roll 15. Fold one side over to meet the middle and then fold over the other side.

rice paper roll 26. Take the bottom and fold over the slaw/mango/shrimp and tuck it in tightly. Begin rolling the paper from the bottom until you reach the top.

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7. Repeat to make 18 rolls.

rice paper roll 4For the spicy peanut sauce:

8. Cook onion in olive oil over medium heat until translucent (about 3 minutes).

9. Add in ginger and garlic and cook for another minute.

10. Stir in spices for one more minute.

11. Begin adding in liquid ingredients and once fully combined add salt.

12. Cook for a few minutes until well combined.

13. Remove from heat and let cool for at least 10 minutes.

14. Add mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

15. Serve immediately with spicy peanut sauce on the side.

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Have you ever made rice paper rolls? Are you close with your in-laws or significant other’s family?


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  • Reply
    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen
    February 26, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    These are amazingly amazing. Come feed me.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Any day 😉 Thanks!!!

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    February 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    This seems super delicious and a tad too technical for me. I’m a spaz with stuff like this. Water the rice paper, but what if I water it too long? Not long enough? gaahh! This is why I let Riley cook for me, haha.

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    February 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    These look great, but imma let you make them for me! I’m too lazy! I need to fill you in on everything now that I’m back for a week!

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      YES YOU DO. I need deets on everything. My life is exactly the same so send me an email with all the deets!

  • Reply
    February 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Post recipes as often as you like – they are all so delicious looking that I don’t think anyone will ever get tired of them!!
    This one looks incredible – I’ve never used those paper rolls but I think it could be fun (and a huge mess if I get the boys involved!!).
    In-laws – it isn’t that we fight but they have never fully accepted me.

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    February 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Yes! Awesome recipe!! I made rice paper rolls for the first time this past summer. It was a mission. I had to go to China town to find the rice paper rolls and then spent about 30 minutes in the store looking for the darn things. And, like you pointed out, they don’t always come out looking beautiful. But I managed to get the hang of it. And by that I mean that I made my husband do it because he has more patience for things like that.

    I love my husband’s sisters. They are both so great! I used to hang out with them a lot when we lived in Sydney but now not so much.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      I’m shocked you couldn’t find them anywhere closer! I think I bought them at those Asian grocery marts? M & M or something like that?!

      For the record the first time I made rice paper rolls C totally stepped in. He also stepped in when I tried to do a sock bun….yes my boyfriend did a sock bun for me!

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    Mary Frances
    February 26, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Oh my lanta! Shrimp and mamgo? In an adorable little hand held roll? Yes yes yes!

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    kathy @ vodka and soda
    February 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    how you haven’t been asked to write a cook book is beyond me. Love the story of C’s family 🙂

    i’m close with my inlaws; they’re such great, loving people.

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    Morganne @ Nut Butter Runner
    February 26, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    This makes me really wish I wasn’t allergic to shellfish 🙂

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Aw mannn Morganne! Well a couple of people have said they were gonna try it with tofu and I bet they would still be awesome!

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    Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
    February 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Ok confession time…I comment a lot and say “Oh yum I’m totally going to make this” and then forget about it. But this is PERFECT and I’m literally writing it down in my planner to make this ASAP – shrimp, peanut sauce, mango…all some of my favorites. This looks so light and delicious!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      thank god for pinterest otherwise I would definitely forget about every single recipe I want to make! Hope you like them 🙂

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    Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    February 26, 2014 at 11:19 am

    MMM, I see these in my future! Love the story about C’s family accepting you in. I am so lucky to have experienced the same thing. The sweetest is around Christmas on the years we spend with Kev’s family (which is hard for me) – they try to incorporate some of MY family’s traditions into their celebrations. So sweet 🙂

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Alright I gotta meet this guy!!! He and his family sound like absolute gems!

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    The Zen Kat
    February 26, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I’d love to try making these. I love peanut sauce and those shrimp rolls. So good!

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    February 26, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I made your PB Chocolate Chip blondies AGAIN! I brought them to our friend’s house and they loved them! They loved them so much that they asked for the recipe! GIRL – START YOUR COOKBOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Music to my ears my dear!!! I’m so happy everyone loved them 🙂

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