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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

vamp up the vamped


Y
ou know whats good? The banana leaf tamales were good. You know whats better? These fried spring rolls that's what!



I took the same ground turkey meat that I used for the tamales, remember there was a small ton of it, and I rolled it up in some spring roll wrappers and was good to go. The spring roll skins were soaked and rolled with the delicious spiced turkey and fried till they screamed.



The dipping sauce I got out of an old Gourmet magazine from 2004 and it went something like this: (I added scallion because I wanted to)

For nuoc cham dipping sauce
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce (preferably from Phu Quoc)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 fresh Thai chiles (2 to 3 inches; preferably red; including seeds), thinly sliced crosswise
Oddly enough I had all of this stuff on hand so it wasnt an issue - I need to check my fish sauces I have a couple and I didnt even notice if any of them are from Phu Quoc - funny if they are. I enjoyed this way more than the tamales and I know why - I eat tamales all the time.



The chile and the turkey and the fried rice wrapper and the killer dipping sauce will make you wanna slap your mama and call the pope catholic! Think I'm kidding? I dare you to make these. I am submitting this to the 5 Star Foodie Makeover Challenge - that makes two! This is also going to GourmetUnbound for its inaugural event.

23 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

OH, that IS good! I am now wishing that I still had turkey leftovers so I could make these! I'm loving that spicy dipping sauce too!

Melody said...

Is there enough for seconds? Looks so dang good!

Table Talk said...

I knew I kept the deep fryer out for a reason--these look/sound fantastic!

Velva said...

I love your Spring rolls with the dipping sauce, What a creative and delicious way to use up leftover turkey. Delicious!

Chef Fresco said...

Oh wow! These look quite tasty!

A Year on the Grill said...

This dipping sauce will make a recipe... it sounds stupendous!

theUngourmet said...

It all looks amazing! I love the look of that dipping sauce!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks terrific! I've been looking for a good nuoc cham recipe. Thanks for sharing!

♥peachkins♥ said...

love spring rolls whatever it is that's inside them..

Stacey Snacks said...

that dipping sauce looks so good!

Spin said...

Yum! I really need to spend more time going through my cooking magazines

snugs said...

I swear everytime I see a real recipe here I think I am on some other blog...

Dawn said...

that sauce! OMG that sauce. I am such a sauce junkie. I would make this just for the sauce.

Jamie said...

I love this! Love anything with these great flavors and brilliant idea for turkey leftovers!

The Diva on a Diet said...

OMG, I love spring rolls! Another great entry for the leftover magic ... you should get the crown, doggy!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

How delicious and wonderful! I love the dip...yum!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

One of the best ways to use turkey leftovers that I've seen so far! Very yummy!

Tangled Noodle said...

Your roll has my wrap beat at 5 Star's! Love these, especially the nuoc cham dipping sauce.

Jenn said...

Mmmmm....spring rolls. I do that in my best Homer Simpson impression when he's craving for food.

MrsLavendula said...

those spring rolls look so crunchy and delicious!

girlichef said...

Yup, I totaly want to eat some...that sauce...oh my gosh, I really need to eat, I'm starving.

pigpigscorner said...

I'm always up for spring rolls! The dipping sauce sounds perfect with those tasty greasy treat!

momgateway said...

Oh...loving this comfort food with the tangy fish sauce!

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