This past weekend, San Francisco experienced a couple of the hottest days of the year. After a blistering morning walk around the city with out-of-town visitors, I invited my friends over for lunch. To keep things appropriately light, I served wine spritzers and made fresh Vietnamese-style Spring rolls.
Although they may look and sound labor-intensive, non-fried Spring rolls — or Summer rolls, as they're sometimes called — can make for an incredibly speedy meal. While this recipe calls for deli roast beef (an unusual filling for Spring rolls), you can use any protein you like; I later made rolls with roasted turkey, which tasted great as well. The versatility of the filling is part of the beauty of the dish. Learn how to roll your own when you read more. From Food & Wine Ingredients 1 large garlic clove, smashed Directions Serves 6.
Roast Beef Summer Rolls
1-1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon Thai green curry paste
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped mint
1/3 cup mayonnaise
4 cups coleslaw mix
1/2 pound rare deli roast beef, thinly sliced and cut into 1/2-inch strips
24 six-inch-round rice paper wrappers, plus more in case of breakage
From Food & Wine
1 large garlic clove, smashed