Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meatless Fridays

I have had cravings for Chinese food lately. My oldest son and I love to have dinner at Kim Son in Houston...but that is a rare treat! We always get the spring rolls with spicy peanut dipping sauce. I think we'll head into Chinatown this weekend and pick up supplies for this week's meatless meal:

Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Spring Rolls

1/3 cup Napa cabbage VERY thinly sliced
2 large carrot julenned
2 tablespoons scallion slivered
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 ounces dried bean thread OR rice noodles
16 each rice paper rounds 8" size

Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

2 tablespoon garlic finely chopped
1/2 cup peanut butter smooth
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon hot chili oil OR 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped

Soak the bean threads or rice noodles according to package directions and then toss with the other ingredients listed. Soak the rice paper rounds in warm water until softened then assemble your rolls with the mixture. Fold the sides of the wrapper in towards the center and then roll up. Combine all the ingredients of your dipping sauce and allow to sit for 30 minutes or more to get those spices to combine.

1 comment:

H F J said...

If yall head into town give me a ring on the phone! I'm just running around most of the weekend anyway. :-)