rice paper roll fillings
I have a pack of rice paper, and was wondering if anyone has any ideas on fillings?? I know there are heaps of recipes on the net but most of them need asian condiments such as fish sauce and hoisin but I don't have access to any of those.. I dont want the wraps to turn out bland. any ideas??
Interestingly, I did this last night, not having seen the initial post. I filled them with shredded cabbage, radish, celery and ginger along with some leftover asian-style pork I make a while ago. Everything was chopped or shredded very fine. We dipped in soy sauce, but you could use anything. Because the meat was spiced when it was first cooked, it added flavor to the rolls.
You can use almost anything as fillings.
grilled chicken/steak/pork strips
For the dipping sauce - a little soy sauce and wasabi, or soy sauce with a bit of sesame oil and chopped green onion, mustard & soy sauce, a nice salad dressing, mayo/mustard/ketchup
hot dogs, ketchup, mustard and relish works, and definitely won't be bland.
spam with some bbq sauce is also great, and again won't be bland.
scrambled eggs, ketchup and some leafy greens (like kale or arugula) is also wonderful.
Gosh, now I'm hungry ... where'd I put those pack of rice paper sheets ...
Mix some soy sauce, honey, and a little bit of the sesame oil together - taste as you go until you get something you like.
Mince 1 or 2 cloves of garlic and 1 small scallion/green onion.
That makes a pretty good basic dipping sauce. From there you can add a touch of wine vinegar, maybe some fruit juice (plum, apple, or pear is a good start).
Wasabi or horseradish is good to add a little bite to the sauce as is the sriracha.