Saturday, March 5, 2011

Summer Rolls

What a great day!  Started off with an orthopedic course, lunch at Atwater's, then an amazing afternoon with my family and friends.  We topped it off with a fun dinner of summer rolls; which are super easy to make and super yummy.  I like these best when it is warm out and I get to sit on the deck and eat.  The daffodils are coming up in the yard, so I know I will be sitting outside soon...

rice noodles
rice paper wrappers
veggies: peppers, asparagus, cucumber, carrot, lettuce, avocado, etc.  (just pick a few)
herbs: mint, parsley, cilantro (optional and I like them best if you stick with one)
protein: baked tofu, shrimp

Cook noodles per package directions, then drain, rinse and set aside.
Heat water in a large diameter pan to cook the wrappers until hot, but just so you can put your hands in.

Cut veggies and protein, if needed, into strips.

Place wrapper in warm water for 30-60 seconds or until soft.

Place softened wrapper on a plate and stack ingredients near the middle of the wrapper.

To wrap: fold the closest side to you over the filling,

then fold in both sides,

then roll it away from you to complete the wrap.

Eat and enjoy.

Here are a few good dipping sauce recipes:
Peanut sauce
Hoisin sesame
Ponzu sauce
Or just try:
Plain soy sauce
BBQ sauce
Dijon mustard

I wish you enough!