Monday, September 21
My favourte ones I make are with the pork, but substiute that for cooked prawns, some left-over BBQ chicken or even if you are very lucky, BBQ pork or duck from a chinese butcher, again - use tofu for vegetarians and vegans.
Pork mince is affordable and tasty, and pretty easy on the palette.
I brown in a frypan 500 grams pork mince with 1 clove crushed garlic, 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger, 1/2 teaspoon hoi-sin sauce, and 1 tb oyster sauce. Set aside to cool (or if in a hurry in the freezer to cool for 10-15 minutes)
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 carrot, cut into thin strips or even peeled into thin ribbons
1/2 commercial sized bunch fresh coriander (cilantro) - say 12 sprigs
1/2 commercal sized bunch fresh mint - again about 5 sprigs, remove all stalks
Rice paper rolls
Rice paper rolls are very cost effective - you can get a couple dozen for under $3.00 in supermarkets these days but if you are unsuccessful there try an Asian grocer.
Set up a 'making station'
You'll need allyour ingredients listed above plus basin/container of warm water - you'll need to dunk your rice paper in those so needs to be wide enough to accomodate. Also you might want a plate/container handy that you will be storing/serving on.
Pork (or whatever you are substituting with)
Dunk your rice paper in for about 20 seconds, ensuring entirety is wet.
then on top add 2 cuts of carrot
sprig of coriander with leaves that cover the entire length
mint leaves to cover the entire length of lettuce
lastly place some pork mince on top
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