Yesterday was such a wonderful night. We made Summer Rools which is a really tasty, quick and healthy meal. Because some of you asked how we do our Summer Rolls I decided I might as well do a post about it as it’s a great choice for dinner if you’re out of ideas or want some new stuff on your menu ;)
First, what are Summer Rolls?
SUMMER ROLLS: A gỏi cuốn, summer roll, Vietnamese salad roll, or fresh roll (Vietnamese: gỏi cuốn; literally “salad roll”) is a Vietnamese dish consisting of pork, prawn, herbs, bún (rice vermicelli), and other ingredients wrapped in Vietnamese bánh tráng (rice paper). They are served at room temperature, and are not deep fried. It is listed at number 30 on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011. (source: Wikipedia)
- Chicken, pork, prawn or what ever kind of meat you fancy
- Vegetables of your choice (I used cucumber, onion and avocado)
- Scrambled eggs (if you’re as weird as me)
- Rice Paper
- Sauce of your liking ( I used extra hot Piri-Piri sauce and soya sauce)
Prepare your meat of choice however you like it. We decided to spice our chicken with some chilli to give it an extra kick.
Chop up veggies and all other foods you want in your rolls. I used avocado, onion, salad and cucumber as well as scrambled eggs for the fun of it. I also placed a bowl of shrimp crisps at the table as they are delicious as a starter or just to pick at during your meal. Yum, don’t you used love those?
Place a rice paper in a bowl of hot water and leave it there untill it’s all soft and nice, usually about a minute.
Fill the rice paper with all of the goodies you want in your roll and top it off with a splash of your favourite sauces. Today I used extra hot Peri-Peri sauce and soya. Last time I made this I used a really delicious soya sauce infused with garlic which was a really nice alternative as well. Mango, lemongrass and honey-lime is probably delicious as well if you don’t want anything too spicy. It’s all up to you really, you and your fabulous imagination :)
Today I’m almost happy James has gone to Dubai, after all it means I get to have all the left over to myself moahaha ;)