Titillate Your Baller's Taste Buds: Vietnamese Spring Rolls




Ladies, These Summer Rolls are one of all time favorite dishes. The are healthy fresh and light. I will eat a plate of these in lieu of a meal. They are a great hit ith peanut sauce (I will post a recipe for an easy one) or Fish Sauce (which can be bought in any Asian Market. These are a peferct starter for any party and impressive when you are asked to bring a dish to a cookout or other function. You will need some counter space to prepare these. Be careful when soaking the ricepapaer don;t wet them too much they are easy to rip (be sure to have extras on hand just in case!)

Ingredients

1 generous cup lettuce (I use butter lettuce)
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup rice vermicelli noodles (DO NOT OVER COOK!!!!!!!!!!!)
1/2 cup shredded carrot ( I cheat I buy them from Whole Foods already Julienned)
4 green onions, cut into 3" pieces
1/4 cup thinly sliced basil (Use Thai Basil if available!)
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1lb cooked shrimp, ( I like to use Large-Jumbo May have to cut them)
8 8” round sheets rice paper

1. Prepare all your ingredients and set into piles close to your work surface.

2. Set about 1" of hot tap water in a shallow dish that is a little bigger than the rice paper wrappers (I used a round cake pan).

3. Prepare your work surface with a couple of layers of paper towel in order to absorb the excess water from the wrappers.

4. One at a time dip the wrapper in the water. Hold each one in the water until softened (over soaking might make them easier to rip). After one or two, you'll get a feel for how soaked they should be.

5. Set the wrapper down on your paper towel and at one end stack the ingredients: noodles , shrimp , then the rest of the herbs & veggies

6. Roll burrito style. Fold the bottom up, sides in, and then roll the rest of the way. Spray with cooking spray if you are making ahead (very lightly - you don't want them to feel greasy).

7. I cut in half if I am serving at home. otherwise pile in a tray with a layer of saran wrap or wax paper put moist paper twels over the top so they don't dry out.



Peanut Sauce

1 1/2 cups CRUNCHY (if you want you can use creamy I prefer the texture of crunchy) peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro






DIRECTIONS
In a bowl, mix the peanut butter, coconut milk, water, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, hot sauce, ginger, and garlic. Mix in the cilantro just before serving.

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Comment by JustMe on July 15, 2009 at 3:12pm
I like this one but he doesn't do Asain
Comment by Siren on July 15, 2009 at 3:20pm
@JustMe LOL @ he doesn't do Asian! Mine swore he didn't eat half the ish I cook until i cooked it and fed it to him! LOL My next experiment is into Indian food...i got him eating all my West Indian Food so I am just gonna sneak it in. I am determined to get him to eat Chicken Saag
Comment by Khai G. on July 15, 2009 at 3:36pm
WOW! My mouth started watering from the picture! Can't wait to try these out.
Comment by maxwells_musze on July 15, 2009 at 3:45pm
yummy!!!
Comment by Baller Alert on July 15, 2009 at 3:56pm
I need to find a recipe for Chow's lettuce wraps and plum sauce....
Comment by RoyaleT on July 15, 2009 at 4:26pm
thanx :-) cant wait to try them
Comment by Charly Baltimore on July 15, 2009 at 4:46pm
I usually lurk BUT I just had to log in and commend Siren on her delectible dishes!!!! Girrrrllll you be bringing the Martha Stewart out of me :-)

FYI: after I started cooking on the regular (thanks to Siren's easy & tasty receipes) "My Baller" finally got, the ring, dropped to his knee and sealed the deal. I'm convinced I have Siren to thank for that!

Right hand'fo God - I swear I wasn't paid for this endorsement!!!!!!!
Comment by Siren on July 15, 2009 at 4:53pm
@ Charly Baltimore OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy for you! Thanks for the endorsement it is truly appreciated!
Comment by JustMe on July 15, 2009 at 5:01pm
@ Charly CONGRATS!!!! @ Siren, find me a recipe that's not Asian! STAT! j/k...
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