First of all, Happy Holidays!!!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! This past Thanksgiving I made something different than my usual Spring Rolls and/or Mochiko Chicken. I still went with the Asian Cuisine though - Summer Rolls and Peanut Dipping Sauce.
Cooked Rice Noodles (often called Vermicelli) - DO NOT USE LONG RICE OR RICE STICKS
Cooked Shrimp (you can slice them in half for double the spring rolls)
You can put anything and everything you want in it, but I made it with just those 3 ingredients for Thanksgiving.
1) Cook the rice noodle according to directions. If none, just boil the noodles in water for about 5 minutes, then off heat and let it rest in the hot water for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until noodles are white. Drain, then rinse with cold water.
2) Soak rice papers in hot water (I pour hot water on a plate, then submerge it entirely)
3) Place soaked rice paper on a flat surface, on the middle of the rice paper, place 3 shrimps down, then top it with rice noodles, then lettuce.
4) Roll rice paper over once, pressing to secure the hold, then fold in the sides (just like you would with spring/egg rolls), then continue to roll to the end of the rice paper.
I think it's easier to follow this guy...except he didn't put the shrimp right on top, although he's probably done more rolls than me!!
The below is made with lemon shrimp (whole), lettuce, spinach, and tomoatoes. Less carb but just as delicious!
PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
A friend of mine shared this recipe with me, hope you like this as much as I do!
4 tbs Peanut Butter
4 tbs Hoisin Sauce
2 tbs Sugar
4 tbs Water
1-2 tsp Sesame Oil