Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quick Spring Rolls with Thai Crystal Sauce


Random facts :

1. I like quick meals on school and weekdays. Who doesn't?
2. I love Thai food.
3. It reminds me of my dating days with Rob ,
4. I love sauces.

       Here's another quick meal that a busy momma would sure appreciate ,  the sauce also called Nahm Jeem Gratiem , is a sweet, spicy and garlicky addition to your delicious rolls. You can make a large batch since it keeps well in the fridge , use it with grilled chicken or fish  and same with deep fried fish.  The sauce is actually a yummy accompaniment to any Asian appetizers. You can use spring roll wrapper as well , I just happened to have the egg roll on hand.


Ingredients:

Spring Roll :
1 1/2 lb ground pork
package of egg roll wrappers
1-2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp olive oil
2  minced garlic cloves
1/2 cup diced onion
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 - 1 cup chopped celery
1/2- 1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp pepper
salt to taste
Canola or vegetable oil for frying

Thai Crystal sauce:
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup minced garlic
2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes


Directions:

In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients except for the red pepper flakes . Let it simmer for about 20 minutes until the consistency resembles to a light corn syrup. Stir in red pepper flakes.


Let it cool and set aside or save in the fridge , (store in a jar) for later use.



Meanwhile , heat olive oil in pan. Saute onions until transparent, mix in ground pork and garlic. Cook until no longer pink or when pork is  " browned". In a small bowl , mix soy sauce, sesame oil , pepper and salt if adding. Add the soy sauce mixture with the pork. Mix well.

In a large bowl  with your chopped celery and shredded carrots , Mix in your cooked pork mixture. Stir well Let it slightly cool.





Lay the wrap ( will look like a diamond shape in front of  you). Place about 3 tbsp of the ground pork mixture . Fold the bottom part , roll it once , fold the left and right and roll. You can brush it up with beaten egg to close it , I did skip this part.


Set aside on a clean plate and finish up the rest. Heat oil and fry the rolls , seam side down. Fry 2-3 minutes per side, be careful not to burn your roll.

Let it drain on a paper towel.

Serve with the Thai crystal sauce.



Delicious! The next time you crave for Thai food, now you know you can whip up a big batch of the sauce and you can  make a quick and easy spring roll.







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1 comment:

  1. These look amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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