Joanna Anastasia


Shrimp spring rolls & sweet chilli peanut butter sauce


The very first time I’ve tried spring rolls I was eighteen, and invited to this barbecue party where didn’t know anyone. Believe it or not it didn’t bother me at all. I remember this feeling of excitement while meeting new friends, and trying new stuff. So I recall that this spring roll with mint and cilantro was the weirdest thing I ate. At that time. I never thought that some day I would consider it as an easy, healthy and delicious family meal. But it is ! And when served with sweet chilli peanut butter sauce it’s one of my all time summer favourites !


Spring roll:
Rice paper sheets
Cooked Rice vermicelli
Cooked shrimps
Grated carrots
Boston salad
Fresh mint
Fresh cilantro

Place rice paper sheet on a clean damp wet cloth, wait a minute until it softens, and then place one leaf of salad, some rice vermicelli, 3 or 4 shrimps, carrots, mint and cilantro leafs. Roll it together.


1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce
1/4 cup warm water

Mix all the ingredients together, if it gets too liquid add more peanut butter. If you prefer more spicy taste add more sweet chilli sauce.


If you are at the table with kids let them personalize there’s roll, and help them make one on them own. It will taste better and they’ll fell like little chefs 🙂 !

Italian inspired, tomato and feta shrimp sauce


Honestly this is one of the best shrimp recepies, and so simple too! The mix flavours of garlic, white wine and cumin are truly delicious. Served with rice, pasta or even some fresh bread it makes for one healthy and yummy dinner :). To save time I used frozen cooked and peeled shrimps, but you can use any other sort ( if you have that extra time 😉 ).

1 medium onion
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon grounded cumin
1/3 cup white wine
1 can Italian tomatoes
1 cup frozen shrimp

1/4 cup feta
Olive oil

Heat olive oil, and toss in onion cut in small pieces. After around 3 minutes on medium heat add cumin, salt and garlic, and after another minute add wine. Let it simmer for around 4 minutes, and then add tomatoes. After another 5 minutes you can throw in your shrimps. Let it mingle a bit ,add crumbled feta and parsley. Bonne appétit !