Hey there friends,
It's been a while since I've done a quick *foodie* post - and today it's all about my favourite type of cuisine: THAI!
Back when my guy and I were young(er)... and had this crazy thing called 'disposable income' we used to eat out... like, a lot. But, the debate would always be about where to eat - because I constantly craved all things Thai, while Ben wanted a good pub meal of fish + chips. Thankfully there's some awesome local restuarants that met both our palettes.
Anywho, now that we're old(er) and cheap(er)... we have to make the fine dining from home.
So recently I decided to whip up some spring rolls for some friends and our family.
This is a bit *labour intensive* simply because it's a lot of fiddly work.
I like to have all the ingredients chopped and ready on one side, with my large fry pan filled with (sugar) water on the other.
1) Soak a piece of RICE paper in the water until it softens to the touch (like the consistency of a deflated slobbery balloon that your toddler lets off in your face...).
2) Slip a new sheet into the water to start softening while you make the current spring roll.
3) Place a small portion of your ingredients on the lower third of the rice paper - like so:
(Ingredients seen here: basil leaf + red pepper + mango + cooked chicken).
4) Roll up bottom piece over the ingredients, then flip both of the side panels over the middle and roll them up nice and tight.
Serve fresh with a sweet chili sauce.
You can also pan fry (deep fry) them for an extra greasy treat.
What's your favourite cuisine?