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from NY, US Vegetable Summer Rolls Recipe By: Gourmet; May, 2001 Serving Size: 4 Preparation time: 1 hr For peanut sauce: 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion 1 small garlic clove, minced 3/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 teaspoon tomato paste 3/4 teaspoon sugar For summer rolls: 1 oz bean thread noodles (cellophane noodles) 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar 4 (8-inch) rice-paper rounds, plus additional in case some tear 2 red-leaf lettuce leaves, ribs cut out and discarded and leaves halved 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (preferably Thai) 1/2 cup thinly sliced Napa cabbage 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/3 cup coarsely shredded carrot (1 medium) Make sauce: Cook onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes in oil in a small heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until pale golden, about 4 minutes. Whisk in remaining sauce ingredients. Simmer, whisking, 1 minute, then cool. Make summer rolls: Cover noodles with boiling-hot water and soak 15 minutes, then drain well in a sieve. Pat dry between paper towels and toss with vinegar and salt to taste. Put a double thickness of paper towel on a work surface and fill a shallow baking pan with warm water. Soak 1 rice-paper round (make sure there are no holes) in warm water until pliable, 30 seconds to 1 minute, then transfer to paper towels. Arrange 1 piece of lettuce on bottom half of soaked rice paper, folding or tearing to fit and leaving a 1-inch border along edge. Spread one fourth of peanut sauce over lettuce and top with one fourth each of mint, basil, cabbage, and noodles. Roll up rice paper tightly around filling and, after rolling halfway, arrange one fourth of cilantro and carrot along crease. Then fold in sides and continue rolling. Transfer summer roll to a plate and cover with dampened paper towels. Make 3 more rolls in same manner. Serve rolls halved on the diagonal. Cooks' note: * Summer rolls may be made 6 hours ahead and chilled, wrapped in dampened paper towels in a sealed plastic bag. Bring rolls to room temperature before halving and serving.

Vegetable Summer Rolls


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from NY, US

Vegetable Summer Rolls
Recipe By:
Gourmet; May, 2001
Serving Size: 4
Preparation time: 1 hr

For
peanut sauce:

3 tablespoons finely chopped
onion
1 small
garlic clove, minced
3/4 teaspoon dried
hot red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon
creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon
hoisin
sauce
1 teaspoon
tomato paste
3/4 teaspoon
sugar

For summer rolls:

1 oz bean thread
noodles (cellophane
noodles)
1 tablespoon seasoned
rice vinegar
4 (8-inch)
rice-paper rounds, plus additional in case some tear 2 red-leaf
lettuce leaves, ribs cut out and discarded and leaves halved
1/4 cup fresh
mint leaves
1/4 cup fresh
basil leaves (preferably Thai)
1/2 cup thinly sliced
Napa
cabbage
1/4 cup fresh
cilantro leaves
1/3 cup coarsely shredded
carrot (1 medium)

Make
sauce: Cook onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes in oil in a
small
heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until pale golden, about 4 minutes. Whisk in remaining sauce ingredients. Simmer, whisking, 1 minute, then cool.

Make summer rolls: Cover
noodles with boiling-hot water and soak 15 minutes, then drain well in a sieve. Pat
dry between paper towels and toss with vinegar and salt to taste. Put a double thickness of paper towel on a work surface and fill a shallow baking pan with warm water.

Soak 1
rice-paper round (make sure there are no holes) in warm water until pliable, 30 seconds to 1 minute, then transfer to paper towels.

Arrange 1 piece of
lettuce on bottom half of soaked
rice paper,
folding or tearing to fit and leaving a 1-inch border along edge. Spread one fourth of
peanut sauce over lettuce and top with one fourth each of mint, basil, cabbage, and noodles. Roll up
rice paper tightly around filling and, after rolling halfway, arrange one fourth of cilantro and carrot along crease. Then fold in sides and continue rolling. Transfer summer roll to a plate and cover with dampened paper towels. Make 3 more rolls in same manner. Serve rolls halved on the diagonal.

Cooks' note:
* Summer rolls may be made 6 hours ahead and chilled, wrapped in
dampened paper towels in a sealed plastic bag. Bring rolls to room
temperature before halving and serving.



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