Vietnamese Spring Rolls
IJsselstein, Thursday, 12 August 2004 (updated: Wednesday, 5 October 2005)
For dip sauce:
|2 cups||soy sauce
|2 cups seasoned||Rice vinegar
|1/2 cup minced||Ginger
|1 1/4 cup||Sesame oil
|2 tablespoons|| Chili oil
|2 tablespoons||Granulated white sugar
For Spring Rolls:
|8 cups shredded|| Napa cabbage
|4 ounce uncooked||Rice vermicelli
|4 cups peeled and julienned|| carrots
|1 julienned||Jalapeņo chile
|4 cups seeded, deveined, and julienned|| Red bell pepper
|4 cups cleaned and minced||Green onions
|35 pieces||Spring rolls/Lumpia wrappers
- In a non-metallic bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dipping sauce. Set aside.
- Soften the noodles by immersing in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain well. Bring a pot of water to boil. Blanch the snow peas and then shock them in an ice bath. Drain and set aside.
- Combine all the vegetables with 1/2 cup of the sauce. Check for seasoning. Wash and pick off the leaves of the basil, cilantro, and the mint.
- Dampen a stack of tea towels. Carefully mist the spring roll wrappers one at a time and separate each of them with a damp tea towel. Allow to rest about 5 minutes.
- Carefully peel off the wrappers, one at a time, and lay on a clean work surface in front of you. Place 3 cilantro leaves, 2 mint leaves, and 1 basil leaf on the wrapper.
- Drain the vegetables. Place a small pile of vegetables and a small amount of the softened noodles on top of the leaves.
- Tuck in the sides of the roll and roll up tight, like a burrito. Cover the finished rolls with another damp tea towel and wrap tightly with plastic. Serve immediately with dipping sauce.
Thanks to Yeye Sagusay for sharing this recipe.
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