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Vietnamese Spring Rolls - Basa Fillet

Low calorie Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Basa Fillets

Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls are packed with bright, fresh flavours and served with an amazing spicy fish sauce that only takes a couple of minutes to make. This is a recipe we have almost every week and one of my favorites during deficit phases.

Healthy, low cal and so yummy!

For this recipe I'm using frozen Basa fillets (only $6.99/kg frozen at Aldi) but the type of protein is optional. Large cooked shrimp - peeled, deveined and cut in half taste amazing as well. You can pack your rolls with your favorite veggies (I'm using carrot and cucumber). Have tried to fry up some cabbage in a little bit of butter and salt and pepper to put in them as well, hiiiighly recommend.


This recipe is for 5 rolls without the bean thread noodles, 429 calories (44g of carbs, 9g of fat and 40g of protein) including the sauce. Approximately 86 cals/roll.

  • Basa Fillets

  • Bean thread noodles (optional for more carbs)

  • Cucumber

  • Carrots

  • Rice paper

  • Butter/cooking spray

  • Mint leaves (optional)

  • Coriander leaves (optional)


  • 6 tbsp water

  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce

  • 0.5 tbsp sugar

  • 0.5 squeezed lime or lemon

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Chilli powder (optional for more spice)


  1. Defrost the Basa fillets.

  2. Start by making the sauce. Add 3 tbsp of hot water and mix in the sugar until it dissolves. Mix in the rest of the water (cold). Add the rest of the ingredients and put it in the fridge.

  3. Pat the Basa fillets dry with a paper towel.

  4. Melt the butter in the pan and then fry the Basa fillets. Sprinkle the fillets with salt and pepper (I used Herbamare's herbal sea salt, love it so much and use it on pretty much everything.

  5. Fry them on both sides until they're cooked through. Prepare everything else while the fillets are cooking.

  6. Put the noodles in hot water.

  7. Cut up the carrots and cucumber.

  8. Place the rice papers in hot water, take out after 2-3 sec and place it on a plate or working surface.

  9. Fill it with cucumber, carrot, a piece of the Basa fillet and noodles (if you use it)

  10. Once the paper is soft, fold it like you would fold a burrito.

If you are making this recipe for a lot of people I would recommend placing all the ingredients on the table and let everyone make their own, otherwise you will be stuck in the kitchen for a while.


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