Goi Cuon



Translation: Summer Rolls

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Recipe Type: Appetizer

Average User Rating: 2.16 / 5

Vegetarian / Vegan: Vegan

One of Vietnam's most popular menu items, goi cuon, or summer rolls, are full of fresh, crispy textures and wonderful herbaceous aromas. Goi cuon literally translates into English as "mix salad rolled". For a twist, we dip our rice paper in jasmine tea, which gives the finished product a great aroma.

Ingredients:

24 rice paper spring roll wrappers (round)
2 heads butter lettuce, ribs removed, leaves separated (leaves should be about 4" x 4" or so - if they much larger or you're using different lettuce, cut to approximate size)

6 cups jasmine tea

For filling:

8 oz. thin rice vermicelli noodles, cooked until tender and cooled
1.5 cups enoki mushrooms
1/2 cup Thai basil leaves, whole
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup mint, chopped
1.5 cups bean sprouts
1.5 cups fried tofu, cut into long, thin strips
1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced into long strips
2 carrots, julienned
1 English cucumber (seedless), cut into long strips

Cashew-hoisin dipping sauce, to serve

Directions:

Prepare tea and keep warm. Dip each piece of rice paper into the warm tea, coating both sides with liquid. it should immediately become translucent and pliable. Place the wrapper on a clean counter or cutting board and center a small piece of the lettuce in the middle of the rice paper. Place a little bit of each of the filling ingredients inside the roll, being careful not to put in too much (the roll should be about an inch (~2 cm) in diameter.

Fold bottom third of rice paper over fillings, fold over both ends to "tuck in" the fillings, and wrap up. If you need to store for later, place on very lightly oiled wax paper, separated about 1/2 inch apart to prevent sticking. Serve with cashew-hoisin dipping sauce.


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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: n/a

Servings: 24 rolls

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I love Goi Cuon. This recipe sounds wicked good. My wife and I will try it as soon as we can gather the ingredients. Awesome.

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Paul
Jun.20.2011
4:18 pm

Vegetarian Goi Cuon Recipe - Average User Rating: 2.16 / 5 - 1 Ratings, 1 Reviews