tirsdag den 7. juli 2009

summer rolls


growing up in california, one of my favourite things to eat was summer rolls. of course mom and grandma's cooking has taken precedence over vietnamese food since i moved, but there's still a soft spot in my heart for those rice paper parcels. every asian in orange county knows that the best place to get those rolls is brodard, though i prefer fresh shrimp over their bestselling nem noung cuon (grilled pork paste). but it's all the way over yonder and their prices have been rising lately anyway...


lettuce, cilantro, daikon, carrot, cucumber, and shrimp. no noodles. my rolls came out clumsy. hey, it's been a while! but they still tasted as fresh and delicious as brodard's. the only thing missing is their infamous peanut sauce, addictive as cocaine. but tyler florence's sweet chili sauce can make anything taste good. it was easy to make and i like it a lot better than the cloyingly sweet stuff that comes in a bottle. i'll have to work on the peanut sauce another day.


the stars of the summer rolls were these sweet, wild-caught greenland shrimp. on sale this week, still in their shells. i notice almost all shrimp sold in danish supermarkets is pre-peeled and cooked. what's up with that?

4 kommentarer:

the writer sagde ...

Those look fantastic. Yesterday I had a craving for springrolls and although I have the pastry lying in my freezer I ran to the supermarket and bought some frozen ones instead. Tsk tsk :D

mina sagde ...

do i have to keep them in the freezer? i didn't know. x:

the writer sagde ...

When I bought the pastry from the Asian shop. it was kept in the freezer, so I figured out that it must be so LOL

mina sagde ...

ohhhh. mine were just sitting on the shelf in the store. hope it's okay that i put them in the pantry. x: