Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Vietnamese Rolls

Ok finally a moment to get the recipe from my book for you. I don’t normally use the exact amount of  ingredients in this dish. You should see for yourself how many rolls you need. It’s so easy to do and you can experiment as well with the filling, I for example like to add more peanut sauce and lettuce, for my husband I need to remove coriander.

Ingredients and method:

Chopped prawns fry with chopped garlic, shallots, chinese turnip, add salt, sherry, fish sauce, sesame oil.

Rice paper dip in lukewarm water and place on a wet cloth.

Lay one piece of lettuce, peanut sauce*, coriander and a spoon of fried mixture and roll.

Important – keep the ready rolls on wet cloth and covered (the rice paper dries fast)!

Peanut Sauce*

Heat oil add garlic, 1 tbsp of tomato paste, hoisin sauce = sweet plum sauce, sugar, freshly chopped chilli, water.

Cook for 3 min and add chopped/crushed peanuts or chunky peanut butter.


 If you have any questions please let me know, I’ll be happy to help. 



Read Full Post »

Thai cooking

Let’s get cooking! It’s Saturday! Today in the mood for Thai. I’m going to make my red/green mixed curry. 

My shopping list:

prawns or chicken breast

baby corn and baby asparagus

snow peas

pineapple cubes and the juice

coconut milk

peanut butter

spices: lemon grass, lime leaves, garlic, ginger, red and green curry paste

How to:

fry all the spices first then add prawns or chicken, add corn, snow peas, pineapple, then add 2 tbsp of pineapple juice, 1 can of coconut milk and a tbsp of peanut butter ( I prefer the chunky). Eat it with fragrant jasmine rice – yummy!

It’s very quick and easy, and the best thing is that you can experiment with different vegetables.

Read Full Post »