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Old 07-18-2010, 05:29 PM   #61
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Kades, you might want to try my chicken salad......
It sure is good for a hot summer night.

My Chicken Salad
Will do it sounds delicious.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:08 AM   #62
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I'm not sure if the summer rolls mentioned are what I'm familiar with. Vietnamese, right? You first buy some "rice paper" at your local Asian grocery, if you're lucky enough to have one. Take a shallow pie pan, quiche pan, or baking pan with sides, and fill with water.

Then take shrimp, beef, chicken. All can be cooked or bought cooked (I like buying frozen, deveined shrimp, but a grocery store roasted chicken, or leftover meat from another meal, or just veggie is fine).

Grated cabbage, chifonnaded iceberg lettuce, leaf lettuce, chopped or julienned carrot, cucumber.
Chopped nuts, peanuts being traditional, and if you're sensitive, just leave 'em out.
Rice vermechelli (also known as bun). I often skip this to keep carbs in line for hubby, but if so, cook according to instructions, rinse under cold water, scizzor , then refridgerate)
Any fresh herbs you have or can get. Basil, mint, lemon balm or verbena, parsley, cilantro.

Like many Asian dishes, his is one place where mis en place is important.

Dipping sauces. Make your own from the myriad of those recipes out there (anything with lime juice is great), or buy them (which is what I do in the summer, especially): peanut sauce, plain soy, there are so many on the shelves that it hardly seems worth it, and you won't use a lot. Asian-inspired salad dressings work well, too.

First put a few of the"rice paper" wrappers in the shallow dish of water. Once one is pliable, move it to a clean towel. Then fill with whatever your heart desires. Use the cabbage or iceberg as the basis, then add the other stuff. Do not over-fill. In Vietnamese restaurants I've been to, the shrimp is halved lengthwise and added at the last folds so it looks pretty. If you're doing something else, a leaf of the herb shows (the wrappers become translucent and you can see through them, so they're quite pretty).

These can be made a little in advance. Just put a slightly damp, not terry cloth, towel on a cookie sheet, make them, then put a little more damp towel on top of them to keep the rice paper wrappers moist.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:05 AM   #63
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Thanks Claire, this looks so good and I've been wanting to know how to do them. We have several good Asian stores where my friend and I like to shop so will pick up things I need. Thanks again,
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:38 AM   #64
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Claire, that is what I learned to make exactly. They are so good. I found several youtube sites that told me how to make them, and used the menu of the local Vietnamese restaurant to determine what to put in them. It was so easy to make and is terrific for hot days. I mixed peanut butter with a bit of Hoisin sauce to dip mine in. I used a bit of roasted pork, sliced thin in strips; peeled shrimp; the rice noodles, a bit of cilantro, and some lettuce. I tossed the noodles with a bit of rice vinegar before making them. Totally yummy!

Kades, you will have fun making them.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:50 AM   #65
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On a hot day I would usually eat something light like a salad, fruit salad, ceviche, frozen yogurt, or hummus with pita chips.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:42 AM   #66
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I've solved the "day is so hot problem"...I ordered Chinese take out and ate it on the patio at home. I know, it's cheating but MY kitchen stayed cool. And I have enough left over for a couple more meals...microwaved. I've just been too hot to even think about cooking.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:30 PM   #67
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Claire, that is what I learned to make exactly. They are so good. I found several youtube sites that told me how to make them, and used the menu of the local Vietnamese restaurant to determine what to put in them. It was so easy to make and is terrific for hot days. I mixed peanut butter with a bit of Hoisin sauce to dip mine in. I used a bit of roasted pork, sliced thin in strips; peeled shrimp; the rice noodles, a bit of cilantro, and some lettuce. I tossed the noodles with a bit of rice vinegar before making them. Totally yummy!

Kades, you will have fun making them.
I bet I will. I've been wanting to learn for ages and the way Claire explained it. Perfect I like the idea of tossin the noodles in the rice vinegar.YUM
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:22 PM   #68
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don't now how i missed this hot weather thread til now--plenty of cool and tasty sounding dishes in these pages....frequently enjoying refreshing dishes of sherbet--cool summer flavors--lemon, raspberry, orange, lime....also, bought picnic paper plates and bowls to use INdoors to cut down on hot weather dish washing. i know, i know, lazy me--but it sorta-kinda works for me.... :)
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:09 AM   #69
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caprese salad on toasted baguette
tuna or salmon salad
fresh veg steamed or lightly sauteed
chopped tomatoes and basil over angel hair
grilled chicken and veg over angel hair
deli sandwiches chips and salsa
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:24 AM   #70
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caprese salad on toasted baguette
tuna or salmon salad
fresh veg steamed or lightly sauteed
chopped tomatoes and basil over angel hair
grilled chicken and veg over angel hair
deli sandwiches chips and salsa
i had to look up caprese salad--didn't know it was called that. oh yesss!! p.s. didn't realize til i was about to hit "post" this thread was from a heat wave LAST summer. deja vu all over again.... :)
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