Monday, November 8, 2010

Tile Saw and Spring Rolls - October 20 and 21, 2010

October 20, Anja worked a lot and we went to the climbing gym Momentum.  We got in some great training days on it's long steep overhung walls.

October 21, was another work day but Anja really wanted to see what more of the geodes we got at Dugway looked like inside so we headed over Home Depot and a $89 tile saw from Home Depot.  From online research we did on geode the saw should be able to cut the geodes no problem.

Since Anja had loved the spring rolls at Sonora Thai we also stopped and picked up some ingrediance for Ken to try to make them.

Here is the shopping list for spring rolls and peanut dipping sauce: 

  • Spring roll wrappers (yes, we found these in the asian section of an average grocery store)
  • 1/2 cup alphalpha sprouts
  • 1/2 head green leaf lettuce
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (thai basil if you can find it)
  • 1/2 cup carrots, grated
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 cucumber

  • 1.5 cups of peanut butter (creamy or chucky)
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbl of fresh ginger root
  • 2 tbl fishy sauce (can substitute soy sauce)
  • 2 tbl soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (from can)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice


SPRING ROLS:  Wash every thing except the wrappers.  Grate the carrots, make avocado slices, slice the cucumber, and break lettuce leafs off. 

Submerge spring roll wrappers in hot water until pliable, about 15 seconds in a small water bath on a plate or in a large bowl. Use half of the wrapper to layout your ingredients.  Place lettuce leaf on wrapper, then avocado and cucumber slices, then grated carrot, alphalpha sprouts, basil and cilantro.  Put in fridge to chill while you make sauce.

Peanut Sauce: Add all of the peanut sauce ingredients to a blender and fire up the blender.  Add water until mixture blends well. 

Serve spring rolls with dipping sauce and enjoy!

This peanut sauce can also be used as an easy dipping sauce for chicken saute or as a marinade for pork chops or other meats.

They should look something like this:
Even with Ken's meager cooking skills it came out pretty close. 

1 comment:

Keith said...

No one who owns a cookbook with a recipe for possum has meager cooking skills, just a possible shortage of ammo!