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Despite my earlier protestations, and with much appreciated assistance, I not only planted what turned out to be an overfilled garden, I har...

July 25, 2011

Fresh Summer Spring Rolls

Got Mint? Got Basil? Got a flare for nummy asian deliciousness? We do in this house so our summer spring rolls hit the spot for a quick meal to beat the heat in the kitchen. First assemble your ingredients (fresh herbs and lettuce) from the garden before the heat of the sun beats you down. You then proceed to wash and rough chop these ingredients. Dice, or shred your choice of meats or you could even use tofu (yum), prepare your rice noodles by dipping into hot water for a couple of minutes then chill in ice water and drain. Do the same to your rice wrapper only it should take about 30 to 40 seconds or until pliable. I make a sauce to spread on the wrapper before assembling with hoisin, peanut butter, soy sauce, chili garlic paste, lemon juice and a touch of honey. I spread this on the wrapper, add noodles, herbs and/or veggies, meat or tofu then I wrap pretty much like a burrito. I make a dipping sauce with finely shredded ginger, water,lemon juice, sugar and hot garlic chili paste. Then enjoy!!! I'm heading to the kitchen to make more as soon as I'm done updating this post. It's gonna be a sticky 90 degree day today.
Happy Planting.
Tina