When I was in college, I had a really sweet housemate who was from Korea. Since we shared a common kitchen space, I often found her cooking some amazing recipes. She was so sweet and gracious to teach me some things. I have carried on the memories of her recipes for years now and made them many times.
One of my favorites she taught me to make is spring rolls. You can fill these with just about anything but my favorite is a variety of vegetables. This time we had green leaf lettuce, matchstick carrots, English cucumbers, and avocado. Also great in these: strips of peppers, pea pods, shrimp, spinach, hummus, like I said though – just about anything!
To start, you’ll want to use something like this:
Get one wet in SUPER warm water for around 2-3 seconds. You want it to be saturated but not too wet or it will be hard to work with and too soft.
Once it’s wet, put it on a flat surface to fill with whatever you want.
Roll it up like a burrito – tuck the sides in and then very carefully pull the top and bottom in tight. I’m clearly not a pro in this area, but it worked.
For the peanut sauce, I just used a generic recipe I found online (seems it is pretty standard). I could eat this off the spoon, it’s so good!
- 1/2 c peanut butter
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp ginger paste or fresh minced ginger
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- Sriracha to your liking – I usually use 1 tsp
- 1/2 tsp honey or maple syrup
- 1/3 c water (more or less depending on how you prefer the consistency)
Let me know what your favorite things to put in yours are!