Avocado & lemongrass venison steak rolls

Try your hand at these light and refreshing rolls as a side dish or main. The filling consists of fragrant lemongrass venison steaks paired with creamy avocado wedges and crispy salad vegetables wrapped in rice paper. Enjoy alongside a Vietnamese dipping sauce to savour the rolls!

cook-time 40mins

cook-serves 4ppl

cook-difficulty Medium

Avocado lemongrass venison rolls


    2 pieces venison steak (approx. 220g)
    lemongrass marinade
    1 garlic cloves, crushed
    3 tbsp Golden Sun fish sauce
    3 tbsp herb lemongrass, grated
    1 red chilli,de-seeded and finely chopped
    1 tsp brown sugar
    2 tbsp pure sesame oil

    1 New Zealand Avocado, sliced in wedges
    1 carrot, julienned
    1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
    2 spring onions, thinly sliced
    1 cup iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced
    A handful Vietnamese mint
    A handful coriander
    ⅓ cup peanuts, roasted and roughly chopped

    For the dipping sauce

    1 garlic clove, crushed
    1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    1 tbsp coriander, chopped
    1 tbsp Vietnamese mint, chopped
    1 tbsp brown sugar
    4 tbsp Golden Sun fish sauce
    2 tbsp white vinegar
    1 lime juice and grated zest

    12 rice paper

    A wide shallow tray/bowl of water to hydrate the rice paper


  1. Mix lemongrass marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over the venison steaks and marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the two dipping sauces . Combine all the ingredients of each sauce in two separate small bowls. Set aside.
  3. Prepare all salad ingredients and arrange on a serving platter.
  4. Barbecue or pan-fry venison steaks over medium high heat. Cook 3–4 minutes each side. Cover with foil and rest for 5 minutes. Slice into strips.
  5. Soak a piece of rice paper in water for 10 seconds. Place in a dump tea towel. Arrange filling ingredients in the middle. Wrap and roll to make into a cylinder shaped spring roll. Repeat until the ingredients are used up.
  6. Serve with the dipping sauce to enjoy.