Back in June 2009, my buddy Syl made these Shrimp Salad Rolls that looked so good. For about a month after that, everytime I went to a grocery store I looked for the rice paper wrappers that were needed and they were continually out of stock. (Was that when there was that rice shortage thing going on???? Hmmm, I don't remember)
The other day I was looking for something interesting to pop out at me in the Asian isle and BAM, rice paper wraps! I snatched them up like a thief and knew exactly what I wanted to make.
I made them slightly different from Syl. Mine included the following:
- Rice paper wraps
- Rice Vermicelli
- Shrimp (we're the same to here)
- chopped Cilantro
- julienned carrots
- julienned orange peppers (would have preferred red)
- julienned cucumber
- Hoisin sauce
- peanut butter (4 to 1 mix)
I actually didn't find them too hard to wrap if you soak the paper until just barely plyable, like 2-3 seconds at the most. Then I placed them onto a damp plate. I found if you put them on a clean tea towel, as many sites suggest, they often stick to it and sometimes tear. If everything is cut & chopped, ready to go, they don't take too long to assemble. It was actually kind of fun!
The only thing is I made so many of them (and my kids won't touch them), so we had alot of leftovers. They still TASTE great leftover, but they continue to get softer and the wrap gets very tender and break easily. I just used a knife and fork to eat them. This is one of the leftovers. Maybe doesn't look appealing, but so YUM!!! That's a side plate, they're not that huge☺.
So as the title of this post indicates ... I'm getting nervous.
My next race is in about a week and a half (on May 9th). It's a massive 10K run (Vancouver Sun Run). I did it last year, first vowing never to do it again, but then loving it and being excited for the next year.
Tomorrow I'm hoping to have a very exciting (well for me) post. Stay tuned!!!
Have a wonderful today!!
And to my friends out there in bloggy world and beyond who are receiving snow today ... my heart goes out to you. There is no words of condolence. That just SUCKS! Bring on SUMMER!!!