Sunday, April 11, 2010
Shrimp Spring Rolls
Not long ago I was in line at a local pharmacy. In front of me stood a slim woman, well dressed with tight jeans and heals. I've never been a girly girl, but I admired her style, and especially her hair. I've always had bad hair days, and this woman's hair had no frizz, no split ends, it looked healthy and bouncy with a lovely color. Dare I ask what product she uses? As I contemplated approaching her, she turned around. To my horror, she must have been about 90 YEARS OLD! I gasped! This is an example of what I would call false advertising!
This happens with food too. Have you ever been into a fancy bakery where the confections are outrageously priced, but they look sooooo good that you're willing to take out your wallet for what you imagine must be delightfully orgasmic. You take one bite and then it's F*!% S^&#;! This tastes like crap! What's on the inside matters.
I found rice paper for spring rolls at the market the other day, and I decided to try it out. I read online that you just have to dampen it to make it pliable. It's ready to eat as is, or you can fry them or steam them. I made these with cooked shrimp, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, and shredded carrots, and they are translucent so we can see what's on the inside! Oh, and of course it goes without saying, these are NOT Cuban.