Every once in a while I’ll post about a recipe. Usually it’s motivated by a beautiful and colorful meal I managed to created. There’s something about making great looking food that makes cooking (and eating) so much more fun for me! One of my favorite cuisines is Thai food, and every time I get it I need an order of Fresh Rolls (or Summer Rolls, anyone know the difference?). Sometimes I just want rolls without all the curry, rice and noodles so I figured I would try making them myself! So, here’s what you’ll want for lunch this week!
The great thing about DIYing your takeout is that you can put whatever you want in it. There are a lot of recipes on Pinterest. For these guys I decided to use carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, avocado, bean thread noodles, mint and shrimp. Most of those things I already had in my fridge, but the glass noodles and the wrappers themselves were totally new to me! They both looked and felt like plastic straight out of the bag! The noodles get cooked for a few minutes in boiling water and become so springy, they are really fun. The wrappers just get dipped in warm water to soften them up, and the turn into the kind of Fresh Roll wrapper that you’re used to having. Honestly, I was a little doubtful of how this would turn out when I took those two things out of the bag, but once they were cooked and dipped they turned out perfectly!
I ended up making 6 or 7 rolls, with the last one being vegetarian (ran out of shrimp)! If you’re going to make these for friends, I would recommend making them for yourself at least once first because it takes a little bit of effort to get the hang of the wrappers. All in all, they were delicious no matter what they looked like!