Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thai salad rolls

The thai salad roll is one of my favourites since it is low in saturated fat and high in fibers, not to mention it tastes super refreshing and addictive. It is different from the vietnamese style because the flat rice noodle is used instead of the rice paper. The filling is 80% herbs vegetables,and that is the winning point for me. The ingredients are practically everything you can find in any typical asian market. The one I have here is filled with lettuce, bean sprouts, cilantro, green onion, mint, basil, grated carrots, and some kind of a long leaf that I don't even know what it's called but I will investigate. For the meat, we filled it with chopped up shrimp and ground pork. The sauce is much more packed with flavour. Instead of your typical thai lime and fish sauce dressing, this one require you to blend up all the ingredients and here goes the recipe:
2 cloves of garlic
1.5 tbsp of fish sauce
juice from 1 whole lime
1-2 chilli depending how spicy you want it to be
1 tpsp of sugar
a cup of choped up cilantro
In a food processor, blend the ingredients together to a light green consistency.