Serve the rainbow with these Salmon Fresh Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce. Perfect as a bright party appetizer or healthful dinner, be a “home chef” and make this takeout-inspired recipe at home!
When it comes to ordering Thai takeout for dinner, we have two options in our town: the place with the really good fresh rolls but the “just ok” entrees, or the place with the really good entrees but not-quite-as-good fresh rolls. For me, Thai takeout is ALL ABOUT those fresh rolls. I’m completely willing to sacrifice my entree in order to get the best fresh rolls. Jeff is the opposite, so we have to alternate back and forth when we order.
Now, despite how it sounds, we don’t really order carryout that often. Most nights, you can find us cooking at home like the “home chefs” that we are. So, this holiday season, why not try my hand at fresh rolls for a party appetizer? Maybe I could end up making a better version than either carryout place!
These Salmon Fresh Rolls start with many of the same ingredients the carryout places use: carrots, cucumbers, mint and rice vermicelli noodles. For color and flavor (and because I had some in the fridge), I added red cabbage, as well as a little bit of mango for sweetness. And in order to make these fresh rolls a little more hearty, I wanted to add some protein. Some Thai restaurants will use chicken, while others will use shrimp, or a combination of the two. Those are both great options, but I wanted to see what a fresh roll would be like with salmon.
Not going to lie: fresh rolls are already kind of a project, between cutting all the veggies and rolling them up (totally worth it to impress your friends, though!). I didn’t want to add another step to the process by having to cook salmon, so I turned to The Saucy Fish Co.’s Ready to Eat Salmon with Lime & Cilantro Sauce. This package of perfectly steamed salmon is already cooked and ready to eat, and includes a separate packet of lime and cilantro sauce that’s bursting with fresh flavor. Heat it up or eat it cold – it’s great for a light dinner with a side of rice and veggies, or to use as part of a recipe like these Salmon Fresh Rolls.
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