torsdag 29 november 2012


My sallad in the form of vietnamese spring rolls

I have been eating a lot of sallad lately and tonight I was going to eat sallad again. However I wanted a variation and therefore I made vietnamese spring rolls. I just made the sallad from ingredients I had in the refrigerator. You can really put anything you love and like in the filling.

Cucumber chopped, 
Chinese broccoli chopped
Green beans chopped
Sliced eggplant
Sliced water chestnuts
Spring onions chopped
Red pepper chopped

I woked the sallad in a little oil in the wokpan and added  a little salt and pepper.

After woking the sallad I took vietnamese rice paper, brushed it with water and put a spoonful of the sallad on,  rolled the ricepaper around and made the springrolls. These thin ricepapers don´t need to be fried. They can be eaten just by dipping in the sauce of your choice. You can use sweat and sour sauce for dipping or make the dipping sauce below, or they can be eaten just as they are without dipping. It is a nice variation for a sallad.

Here is a receipt for Vietnamese Springrolls with shrimps and traditional vietnamese ingredients and dipping sauce

For the Spring Rolls

6 sheets rice paper
2 large leaves of green lettuce, cut into small pieces
3 ounces rice vermicelli, cooked
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
12 mint leaves
9 large shrimps, cooked, peeled, deveined and cut in halfs
(Be creative, you can add more protein to your diet by using boiled pork, crab, or any other meat you have in mind)

For the Dipping Sauce
1 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons warm water
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3/4 clove garlic, minced
1 1/4 tablespoons white sugar
1/3 teaspoon garlic chili sauce (Chirashi)
2 3/4 tablespoons hoisin sauce

Ricepaper can be bought in any Asien foodstore, however even in other grocery stores!

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