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Traditional Vietnamese Recipe - GỎI CUỐN: SHRIMP RICE PAPER ROLLS W/PORK


300 g pork belly

200 g shrimp

200 g rice vermicelli “bún”

15 pieces rice paper

1 tsp salt

Fresh greens: Lettuce, mint leaves, cilantro, garlic chives, cucumber

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp minced garlic

5 tbsp hoisin sauce

5 tbsp pork broth

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp sugar


Bring a sauce pan of water to a boil, add the pork belly together with a teaspoon of salt. When it boils again, turn heat to medium low and cook for 25-35 mins. Keep the broth for later use. Soak the meat in cold water for 5 minutes to avoid it from blackening. Drain and let cool. Then cut into thin slices.

Fry the shrimps without any oil on medium heat for 1-2 minutes until they turn orange. Let cool and peel. Slice each shrimp lengthwise into 2 halves.

Cook rice vermicelli in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes and drain. Rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process.

Rinse the fresh greens well and drain. Cut the cucumber lengthwise into thin 5 x 1 cm slices.

To make the dipping sauce, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a small sauce pan on medium high heat, then fry 1 tbsp minced garlic till golden brown. Then add hoisin sauce, pork broth, peanut butter and sugar. Stir