Cucumber Roll

With some time left, Ella decided to show us another roll. She had prepared the ingredients for this roll just in case we have time to do it. She is so well organized.

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The Cucumber Roll is a great hit especially to people who has not tried sushi before. The flavour of seaweed is too strong for some of the attendees who has never eaten sushi before. This Cucumber Roll uses thin slices of cucumber to roll up the rice. They are so pretty and delicate.

Ingredients

  • a long English cucumber
  • rice
  • artificial crab meat, shred
  • Gherkin or pickled cucumber, cut into match sticks
  • onion, thinly slice
  • mayonnaise
  • vinegar
  • salt
  • sugar
  • sesame oil
  • black sesame seeds
  • masago
  • lemon

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Source: Ella

Prep time: 30 minutes; Serve 6

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Peanut Summer Rolls

June and Ronald made this refreshing Peanut Summer Rolls in the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors.  Ronald is new to the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors.  June had to slow him down as he did his part like preparing the vegetables and sauce in a jiffy like an expert in the kitchen.

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The Peanut Summer Rolls is a vegetarian dish.  It uses the translucent rice paper wrap as commonly found in Vietnamese cuisine.  It is very refreshing and fragrant with the use of herbs like cilantro, mint and basil.  Summer is the time to enjoy all the fresh vegetables and lettuces.

This recipe is adapted from Gourmet and it makes 4 rolls.

Ingredients

For Rolls:

  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2/3 cup coarsely shredded carrot (2 medium), raw
  • 4 (8-inch) rice paper rounds
  • 2 red-leaf lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Optional Veggies:

  • 1/2 cup shredded napa cabbage
  • 1/3 cup coarsely shredded zucchini (1 small), raw
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced button mushrooms, raw
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced into matchsticks

For Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste or ketchup

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Vietnamese Shrimp Roll

Zoe demonstrated how to make Vietnamese Shrimp Roll in the Caring Place Community Kitchen. This is a good demonstration as everyone get hands on making the rolls.

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Vietnamese Spring Roll is a very healthy dish as it is made from fresh ingredients and no frying or what so ever.

Ingredients

  • Rice paper
  • Oriental style rice noodle (rice vermicelli)
  • Shrimp
  • Romaine hearts
  • Lemon/Lime
  • Fish sauce
  • Sugar
  • Sweet chili sauce

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