Monday, May 13, 2013

Meatless Monday - Thai Spring Rolls


As a compliment to my Pad Thai Noodles I came up with this great recipe for Thai Spring Rolls.  I started out trying this recipe with the rice paper wrappers.  I had a lot of trouble with them.  After frying them there was a film left on my teeth which was quite bad.  I decided to redo the recipe and remove the rice wrappers for egg roll wrappers. 

* This website has a great list of vegetarian substitutions

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Here are my ingredients
1 cup of sliced dried black mushrooms
1 cup of bean threads
2 tablespoons Oyster sauce
9-12 spring roll wrappers (I use egg roll wrappers)
3 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons sliced carrots
2 tablespoons sliced Napa cabbage

Sauce
4 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
5 tablespoons White Sugar
¼ teaspoon red pepper flake

Process

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Place the dried mushrooms in a bowl of water to re-hydrate (Save the water)
Place noodles in a large bowl and fill with hot water and allow to sit

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Slice the carrots and Napa cabbage thinly

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Mince the garlic

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Squeeze the liquid out of the mushrooms and dice finely

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Add one tablespoon of oil, one tablespoon of oyster sauce and two teaspoons of soy sauce and cook over high heat for five minutes.  Use the mushroom water to add moisture to the mushrooms until the cooking time is complete to keep moist.  Remove from heat.

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In another pan add 1 tablespoon oil, carrots, cabbage and garlic on high heat until fragrant, and then add the mushroom mixture, the drained noodles and rest of sauce.  Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the noodles are done.

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Remove from heat and allow dish to cool to room temperature.



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Beat one egg in a small bowl to use to seal the egg roll wrappers

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Place 1-2 tablespoons of mix in the center of the wrapper then fold up from the center

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Fold the sides into the center and roll to the end.

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Cover the edges with the egg mix and seal

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Place in hot oil and fry until golden brown

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Place on towel to absorb extra oil and serve with the dipping sauce*

*The dipping sauce is adding the vinegar; sugar and pepper flake on high heat and stir until thickened

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Have you tried one of my recipes? Do you have a suggestion or a tip on a meatless dish?  Send me your comments at Sosanna@sosannascloset.com or leave me a comment here.

Namaste & Blessed Be
Sosanna
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