Recipe: Prawn and vermicelli lettuce rolls

Prawn and vermicelli lettuce rolls. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Makes 8

• 100g vermicelli
• 200g cooked prawns, cut into thirds
• 1 red chilli, chopped up small
• ½ cup chopped coriander
• ¼ telegraph cucumber, diced small
• 1 spring onion, chopped
• 1 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce
• 1 Tbsp kecap manis
• ½ tsp salt
• 1 cup bean sprouts, optional
• 8 iceberg lettuce leaves

Dipping sauce
• Juice of 1 lime
• 2 tsp fish sauce
• 1 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce
• 1 Tbsp brown sugar
• 2 Tbsp chopped coriander

1. Soak the vermicelli as per packet instructions, drain and cool.

2. Into a bowl combine the prawns, chilli, coriander, cucumber, spring onion, sweet chilli, kecap manis, salt and bean sprouts if using. Combine to mix well.

3. Cut the hard core from the leaves and trim into an even shape. Fill with prawn mixture, roll and enjoy with the dipping sauce.

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