I decided on lettuce wraps and Vietnamese summer rolls. After a lovely lunch of Pho with my son, who has a terrible cold so what’s better than a huge bowl of soup, we went off to the Asian market. I had written down ingredients but, unfortunately, totally forgot about the sauce for the lettuce wraps so I sorta made my own with what we had on hand. I think it turned out just fine.
Also, I took out the four papers but by the time I had finished the first two, the other two papers had curled up from just the moisture in the air & the heat in the room and had cracked. It was fascinating and totally makes me want to see how restaurants do these in volume. I am sure that this is a practice makes perfect sort of thing so I’ll definitely try it again. Served the summer rolls with a store bought spicy peanut dipping sauce.
The ingredients for the wraps: cooked Asian rice, mung bean sprouts, green onion, mint, Thai basil, cilantro, cucumber, beef, pork, shrimp, sauce all wrapped up in red leaf lettuce.
Additional dishes: a selection of vegetable pickles,
steamed shrimp shumai – store bought. I could only be So ambitious for this meal and I’m ok with the frozen shumai.
And a champagne toast at midnight – Happy New Year and Welcome 2011 !