Monday, April 14, 2008

Spring Rolls

These are a great lunchbox snack for more adventurous kids and adults. Also, once you get the hang of them you can really improvise with the fillings adding avocados, nuts, vermicelli noodles, and green onions. My son likes his filled with carrots and peanuts. My daughter likes hers with chicken and peanuts. They started eating these wraps when I let them help make them.

Spring Roll Wrappers (Banh Trang)
Shredded Chicken
Cilantro or Basil and Mint
Shredded Carrots
Vermicelli Noodles

Prepare fillings.
Dip rice paper in water.
Place filling and roll.

Here is a you tube video on making Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Peanut Sauce from

1 sliced small onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cloves crushed garlic
3/4 cup NATURAL peanut butter or 1 cup dry roasted salted peanuts
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lime juice

Cook onion and garlic in olive oil until soft.
Puree in blender or Cuisinart. Add remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.
Slowly add enough boiling water until it is the consistency of
slightly thinned peanut butter. Season to taste to get a balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy.


Cannon and Kassie said...

These were incredible!! I can't wait to make them...thanks for all of you info tonight. You are awesome!

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melissa said...

I had such a fantastic time with you at the party! Everything you had to say was so interesting! I'm going to go to the store and buy ingredients to make these amazing spring rolls. You've truly inspired me.

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airMohan said...

WOW... that amazing.... u seem mastering the art of cooking and redefining your flavor in every recipe.

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