Friday, January 20, 2012

Pomelo Prawn Salad Rolls

It's the time of the year that everyone is entitled to new beginnings. After all those rich foods from the holidays all I want now is a simple food. 

Thanks to Pearl and Thea of KULINARYA  for an enjoyable challenge-- our mission is to recreate a birthday favorite food to a healthy dish. I have always loved fried spring rolls during celebrations, with the pork filling (50% meat- 50% fat) and  the oil from frying- the dish is like a small weight dynamite waiting to explode. And so I decided to create this Thai inspired Shrimp-Pomelo Salad Rolls. It's light, simple, colorful and fresh !


1 whole Pomelo, peeled and separated into segments
8-10 pcs Shrimp (medium sized), peeled and deveined , poached and roughly chopped
2 tblspn Garlic, finely chopped, fried/toasted
2 tblspn Shallots, finely chopped , fried/toasted
1/8-1/4 c Cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
2-3 c Romaine Lettuce, chopped
4 tblspn Desiccated Coconut, toasted
2-4 tblspn Fish Sauce
2-4 tblspn Lime Juice
1 tspn sugar
1-2 chili (optional), chopped
Rice Wrapper
Spring onion & Black Sesame Seeds (optional) for garnish


In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Season with fish sauce and lime juice. Add chilies (optional).

To assemble, dip wrapper into water until soften. Lay wrapper  flat. Place filling and tightly roll the wrapper. 

Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.

Food Notes :

1. Serve with prepared plum sauce (available in supermarkets/asian stores)
2. Dip wrapper not longer than five seconds, it becomes soggy and breaks easily.


  1. Delicious! Love your healthy twist!

  2. chef day,
    happy new year i don't think i've wished you and i hope it's not too late yet to do so.
    i love your take on the challenge... it sure does look healthy. im glad we have pomelos here since it's one ofmy fave. in case i don't find any pomelos i substitue it with grapefruit. they have a variety here that's close to davao pomelos...yum!

    1. Yes, you can use grapefruit ..equally good =)

      Happy new year to you too ! =) Kung hei fat choi !
      God Bless =)

  3. Now this is certainly welcome on my dining table! :) I can almost taste it!

  4. Ssssssssssarap! I love this! Must try this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Ingat and Blessings for 2012 !

    1. thank you tita beth =) Kung hei fat choi !

  5. Awesome twist you put on those spring rolls...
    Just looking at it makes my mouth water! Love both pomelo and shrimps!

  6. I love fresh lumpia, but hate making it! I have no patience... would you roll some up for me please?! ;)

    1. no problem =) i can roll 'em up for you *wink* =)

  7. truly looks healthy and yummy! An inspiration for that pomelo we still have from last night's Chinese New Year spread :)

  8. Great idea ! thanks for visiting my site =) Happy Cooking !

  9. Such an explosion of flavours you have there. Love it!

  10. Now I know what to do with those wrappers that are sitting in my pantry!

  11. hahaha ! thanks for dropping by =)