There are probably few party finger foods that are as popular as the spring roll. So, when I had the opportunity to sample SeaPak shrimp spring rolls, I was excited to see if they would taste as good as the spring rolls that are sold at my favorite Chinese food restaurants.
As I have learned frozen seafood can be a hit or miss thing, but I had previously enjoyed SeaPak popcorn shrimp and SeaPak Parmesan encrusted butterfly shrimp, so I was pretty sure that I would similarly be satisfied with a SeaPak shrimp spring roll, which is among the company’s newest offerings.
To my delight, I was pleased with SeaPak’s shrimp rolls. Perhaps most surprising is the crispy, flaky texture of the roll’s crust and the fresh taste of the shrimp and vegetables inside. I had baked the spring rolls in a conventional oven, but the cooking instructions on the SeaPak spring roll box also suggest that the rolls can be fried.
SeaPak made a good call with the inclusion of dipping sauce along with their shrimp spring rolls – after all, I’m one of those guys who just loves dipping his food in sauce. This sauce was labeled as “sweet Thai chili sauce,” which, to me, tasted something like a combination of “duck” sauce and sweet and sour sauce – both common offerings in most Chinese restaurants.
I tried the shrimp spring rolls both with and without the sauce to get a good grasp as to the overall flavor and the freshness of the shrimp and vegetables, and must say that I am pleased. The flavors dance on the tongue, and the rolls are neither greasy nor too bready.
SeaPak spring rolls have 0 grams of trans fat and are relatively light on fat, with only 9 grams in a serving of 3 rolls (16 come to a box).
Here are some more nutrition details about the SeaPak shrimp rolls (based on a serving of 3 rolls):
- Calories – 170
- Calories from fat – 80
- Saturated fat – 1.5 grams
- Cholesterol – 20 milligrams
- Sodium – 440 milligrams
- Total carbohydrates – 18 grams
- Dietary fiber – 2 grams
- Sugars – 1 gram
- Protein – 4 grams
Would I buy SeaPak shrimp spring rolls again? Absolutely.
The flavor, texture, and overall freshness of the SeaPak spring rolls are excellent, and with a baking time of just 16 minutes, these rolls don’t require me to labor in the kitchen to cook up a treat that everyone is sure to love.
Shrimp Fun Fact: Did you know that October is National Seafood Month?