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Friday, September 08, 2006

Spring Rolls

It's asian again, we just can't get enough at the moment. This is one of the easiest asian style meals you could make and you really should give it a go as soon as possible, it's just so easy and so good. You can make a ton of small spring rolls or a few large ones, we used these two recipes to make about 16 medium sized spring rolls AND THEN ATE THE LOT!

Prawn, Cashew and Coriander Spring Rolls
250 grams of prawn meat
100 grams of toasted cashews
2 spring onions, sliced
1/2 a cup of fresh coriander leaves
2 teaspoons of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 egg white
1 packet of spring roll pastry

Combine the ingredients (not the pastry) in a food processor, don't process to a paste you want some structure and 'lumpiness' to your filling. Once 'whizzed' leave to rest while you prepare the pastry.
Have a bowl of water and a pasty brush handy and on a dry surface lay one sheet of pastry at a time and add filling. Place a spoonful of the mixture at the edge nearest to you and fold in the sides. Moisten the edges of the pastry and the fold or roll over to form a parcel.
You can shallow fry these spring rolls in oil but please don't. We found they were much better sprayed lightly with oil and baked until crisp and slightly browned in an oven at 180C (about 20-25 mins, turn once).

Chicken Spring Rolls
250 grams of chicken mince
1 onion finely diced
1 small courgette diced
1 small carrot diced
1/2 a cup of chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tablespoon each of chopped flat leafed parsely, mint and chives

Cook chicken and onion in a little oil and then cool and put in a food processor with the other ingredients. WHIZZZZZZ!
Follow the instructions above for assembly.

Dipping Sauces

Chilli and Sesame
1/2 a cup of sweet chilii sauce
1 clove of garlic, very finely chopped
2 teaspoons sesame oil
The juice of one large lemon

The Yummy Dipping Sauce With No Name
1 tablespoon of caster sugar
1/2 a cup of cold water
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of lime juice
1 very finely diced red chilli
1 tablespoon of soy sauce


At 11:38 AM, Blogger lobsie said...

Looks very nummy :-) And you've got a very simple recipe which is wonderful!


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