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spring roll recipe


Spring rolls are one of my favorite summer specialties. They're delicious, filling & super easy to make. Plus they make for a great dinner party meal. You can definitely get tipsy & still pull off a messy, but totally tasty roll.

What you need: rice paper wrappers

Fill with chopped up pieces of (all ingredients optional): avocado, red pepper, scallion, shredded carrots, tofu, shrimp, crab, cellophane noodles, romaine, mango, peanut sauce, cucumbers, snap peas, cabbage, cilantro, etc.

Personally, I've always used romaine lettuce instead of the cellophane noodles, but that's just me. You can really do whatever you want with these. I usually mix up all the fillers with some peanut sauce to keep things together.

To prepare:
1. Dip rice paper in bowl of water. Fully emerge & let soak for 10-15 seconds.
2. Take paper out of water. It should be really slippery & pliable.
3. Put small handful-size portion of fillers in middle of rice paper.
4. Fold in three sides & roll away from you towards the fourth keeping fillers pocketed in paper.
5. Serve with peanut sauce.