Monday, 26 July 2010

My Easy Cooking - Homemade Heaven Thai

I have been blogging for the last 2 years and 11 months (yes I'm counting) and it's been a journey of pleasure and learning. 

The first pleasure is when things go all my way, the lighting is perfect, the food is styled to look like it wants to jump off your screen and into your mouth and the story along with the recipe is not only grammatically correct, but well written.

The most lasting pleasure is the friends I have made. One of the first blog friends I made was Nina, from My Easy Cooking.  Nina is a blogger extraodinaire and I have blogged about her cooking, photographic and styling talents on many occasions. Nina can make a cheese and Marmite sandwich look so good, you'll offer your first born for a bite.

Other great thing about blogging are the "events". You get to make something, post about it and sometimes the organiser will offer prizes. Enter left stage Nina...with this challenge.

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What an incredible opportunity for me to get Keith out of his comfort zone (cheese and bread), spoil him with some fresh Thai inspired spring rolls for lunch.

Thai Inspired Spring Rolls

Rice Paper Spring Roll Wrappers (Soaked in warm water until pliable)
Carrot cut into julienne
Spring onions chopped fine
Rice Vermicelli Noodles cooked as per packet instructions
Avocardo cut into thin strips

Lay the pliable wrapper on a flat surface.
Place a little of the other ingredients in the middle of the wrapper.
Fold the wrapper in half.
Fold in the outer edges.
Roll the entire roll tightly into spring roll.

Thai Dipping Sauce

Freshly squeezed Lime Juice (SOUR)
Fish Sauce (SALTY)
Fresh Chopped Chilli (HOT)
Palm Sugar (SWEET)
Fresh Garlic Cloves
Fresh Chopped and Peeled Ginger

Starting with  half a  fresh chilli, 2 cloves of garlic, 1" piece ginger and 10ml of palm sugar - pound together.
Add the juice of 1 lime, 15ml of Fish Sauce and mix together.
Taste - adjust the first 4 ingredients until you have a flavour combination and quantity to suit your taste and needs.
Serve with the spring rolls.


Nina Timm said...

Oh my word, Rose, that looks incredible! Love the freshness and the color is simply stunning.

Kit said...

They look very fresh and pretty. Did he like them?

Marisa said...

I love fresh spring rolls and yours look particularly tasty & crunchy.

PS: Your photos are looking really good!!!

cindy said...

They look so good I have drool all over my keyboard!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

They look wonderful! Favorite foods, flavors, and textures all rolled into tasty, healthy bundles. Awesome!

Nicola said...

These look so yummy, they always remind me of our MOB and Jenny's cooking school.

Juno said...

These look incredibly delicious. What lovely photographs! Thank you for the very kind comments you left on my blog. Have a great w/end.

Elle said...

What beautiful packets of goodness! Love the way you explained the balance for the dipping sauce too! Beats meat and potoatoes in my book.

Kimberly Peterson said...

Such lovely looking spring rolls! Would be so refreshing to have one of those right now... mmm mmm...

Kevin said...

Those spring rolls look good and that dipping sauce sounds tasty!

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