Use warm water to soften the wrappers, but not boiling hot! It doesn’t take much to soften them and get them ready to use.
Ten seconds in that warm water is plenty— don’t over-soak them! It may sound strange, but they tend to break if they get too soft.
Prep all your fillings before you begin to think about wrapping and rolling the spring rolls.
Make one fresh roll at a time, and work on a damp surface. At the edge closest to you, layer on a bit of lettuce, noodles, carrot, cucumber, some herbs and a few pieces of shrimp. Roll about half way, and then fold up the shorter sides.
PEANUT AND SWEET CHILI SAUCE are a must. They only take a few minutes to whisk together. All you’ll do for each sauce is basically combine the ingredients with a fork or whisk, so they really are simple. Here’s what you’ll need to make a sweet chili sauce & a homemade peanut sauce for dipping:
Low-sodium soy sauce
Toasted sesame oil
Chili garlic sauce