Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Just when you thought you'd heard it all about fusion food... comes a new experimental snack by me. :-) This is going to sound very gross, but it didn't taste that bad. And if you've sworn off wheat for a month, then it tastes really good. Introducing Italian fresh springrolls: The outside of the wrap is a vietnamese rice paper , soaked for 30 seconds in warm water. The inside is chopped chicken breast, broccoli and slices of fresh garden tomato tossed in parmesan and olive oil with a little pepper. Happily, the Asian-ness of the rice paper disappears and is overpowered by the bolder, saltier Italian flavors. I'm wondering if I could make manicotti with these things? Or lasagna? This might be the month of spring roll experimentation as I just bought some more wrappers.