CEimB: Soft Savory Summer Rolls

by Joanne on April 22, 2010

First, I have to announce a fun Mother’s Day Recipe contest hosted by Eggland’s Best Eggs. Details are available at their home page, but you have to hurry because the deadline for entries is April 30th.  One of the prizes is a cookbook of the Top 100 Pillsbury Bake-Off recipes!  Submit your entries HERE.

This weeks CEimB recipe is Soft Asian Summer Rolls with Sweet and Savory Dipping Sauce.  It was chosen by Teresa of A Blog About Food.  Cute blog and a definite must see. 



What an interesting combination of flavors.  The mint and the basil all rolled up with carrots and (should have been shrimp) soy crumbles, topped with a spicy-sweet dipping sauce. Wow this recipe was good.


As I said, the original recipe uses shrimp and rice-paper rounds.  I used Meatless Soy Crumbles.

I used all my shrimp over the weekend and didn’t have time to get any more.


Soy Wrappers


I liked the look of the Nutritional facts better on the soy wrappers than the rice paper.


I also liked the variety of colors better … or maybe I was just feeling rebellious.  


For the dipping sauce, I used honey mustard instead of sugar.  All other ingredients were unchanged.


Almost forgot, one other change was another ingredient inside the rolls:  instead of Thai rice noodles, I used Mung Bean Threads. This was the only ingredient I wasn’t thrilled with. The bean threads were slimy and didn’t add much to the summer roll.


We ate all but one wrap between the two of us so you know they were a hit.   I would try these again using shrimp.  The mint and the basil with the shrimp would be such a nice compilation of flavor.

Great choice Teresa.  We really enjoyed this twist of a dish.  Click HERE for the recipe or HERE to see Teresa’s take on the summer rolls AND the recipe.

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  • At 2010.04.22 08:47, Kayte said:

    Look at all those wrappers with their uniqueness…leave it to you to come up with something so unique and fun! We loved these as well. Yours look fantastic.
    .-= Kayte´s last blog ..CEiMB: Soft Asian Summer Rolls with Sweet and Savory Dipping Sauce =-.

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      • At 2010.04.22 12:24, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

        i love this! i love asian food and homemade is so much better for you 🙂
        happy earth day!
        .-= kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..I Could Get the Bug =-.

        • At 2010.04.22 12:28, Dawn Hutchins said:

          For a while I used to make these amazing fresh spring rolls out of a Cooking Light magazine. This reminds me of those. I need to dig that recipe out…hope I still have it. These look so great! I still have yet to try the chili con crab but I have all the ingredients. Hopefully this weekend!
          .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..Provencal Style Fish Stew =-.

          • At 2010.04.22 15:23, teresa said:

            well done! i am sad that i wasn’t able to make them the way i was supposed to, especially now after seeing yours! they turned out beautifully!
            .-= teresa´s last blog ..CEiMB: Kind-a, Sort-a…Not really… =-.

            • At 2010.04.22 15:33, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

              I’m in love with your pictures today, totally awesome!!!!
              .-= Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear´s last blog ..Summer Flavours =-.

              • At 2010.04.22 15:37, Margaret said:

                Yummy looking spring rolls. I like the color. Very ‘springy’.
                .-= Margaret´s last blog ..{TWD} Biscuits and…. =-.

                • At 2010.04.22 16:38, runnerforever said:

                  I just found your blog and love it, keep it up!
                  These wraps look a bit beyond my pitiful culinary skills but do look amazing.

                  • At 2010.04.22 19:00, A said:

                    amazing pictures! really gorgeous, which camera are you using?

                    • At 2010.04.22 19:02, A said:

                      amazing pictures! really gorgeous, which camera are you using?
                      .-= A´s last blog ..A gift =-.

                      • At 2010.04.22 21:24, Liz said:

                        They look great…I love the colorful paper!
                        .-= Liz´s last blog ..Some salads…. =-.

                        • At 2010.04.23 00:35, Tammy McLeod said:

                          These look terrific – light and tasty. Thanks for posting.

                          • At 2010.04.23 00:38, Liz said:

                            Love those colorful wrappers! I think I soaked my rice paper too long; plus, I think the shrimp would have helped a lot with a bit more flavor. Oh, well. Since I have SEVERAL rice paper rounds left, I guess I can experiment again 🙂
                            .-= Liz´s last blog ..CEiMB: Two Types of Rolls =-.

                            • At 2010.04.24 06:32, pegasuslegend said:

                              love the tilapia looks fabulous, and that margarita yum….ok I havent been home for a two years when did the turning stone get liqueur? That was a shock…thanks for keeping me updated love your posts! The food looks marvelous, never ate there heard Pino Bianco was great as well?
                              .-= pegasuslegend´s last blog ..Godiva Chocolate Chunky Monkey Mousse =-.

                              • At 2010.04.24 11:53, Hannah said:

                                I have a bunch of these soy wrappers sitting in my pantry too, butI just haven’t been able to bring myself to use them since I actually love nori! This is a great alternate use for them though, I’ll definitely have to try using them to make spring rolls.
                                .-= Hannah´s last blog ..Fawning Over Earth Day =-.

                                • At 2010.05.15 07:54, Audio Interconnect Cables said:

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