Friday, September 5, 2008

spring rolls.


i nearly went bananas when i found rice paper at the market the other day. i guess with the luck that i've had so far at finding all the 'cool and unusual to spain' foods i love, i shouldn't be all that surprised. just last week i came across a recipe for spring rolls and thought to myself, 'i would love to make those someday...' well, 'someday' came a lot sooner than i expected. i had most of the ingredients i needed at home (lettuce, carrots, cilantro, shrimp, noodles). i took a stroll to our little corner market up the street in search of bean sprouts, mint, spring onions and perhaps some peanut dipping sauce...but all i managed to come home with was a cucumber. so i made due. and 'due' was delicious! we dipped ours in soy sauce, but peanut or red chili sauce would be fantastic. i'll be keeping my eye out for other ingredients to try out for the next time...because there will be a next time indeed.

fred scale: 3.5 ('soy sauce didn't pair well enough...')

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