Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday Night Supper Club--Hoisin Chicken Spring Rolls

i have been craving Asian flavors for weeks
clean, energizing flavors
i satisfied my craving
with this very quick and healthy meal

Hoisin Chicken Spring Rolls
(printable recipe)
1" fresh ginger--finely chopped
2 cloves garlic--finely chopped
1 scallion--finely chopped
1 portobello mushroom--chopped
1/2 lb ground chicken
olive oil
1 Tbs soy sauce or tamari
2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 Tbs water (or more if necessary)
1/4-1/2 tsp chinese chili sauce
juice of 1/2 small lime
salt and pepper to taste
to assemble
12 small rice paper wrappers
2 cups maifun noodles (softened)
1 cucumber--fine julienne
1 carrot--fine julienne
1 scallion--fine julienne
1/2 red bell pepper--fine julienne
hoisin sauce
in a skillet, heat a bit of olive oil.  quickly saute the garlic, ginger, mushroom and chopped scallion for a few minutes. do not let the garlic brown.  add the chicken and saute on low until the chicken is cooked through.  add the hoisin, water and soy sauce and cook until all meat is coated. remove from heat and let cool.  
place the rice paper in water according to package directions.  on each softened rice paper, place some cilantro, then the noodles.  layer the vegetables and about 1 generous tablespoon meat.  top with a bit of hoisin (optional), and roll the paper like a burrito.  serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.  serve with a rice salad or on top of an Asian style green salad


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