Rice paper roll with sesame tofu and sweet potatoes

Just another roll of the rice… Spring roll skins filled with flavors that were meant to meld: Sweet potato, sesame and chipotle.  

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Back at chipotle

Another quick and easy lunch, assorted vegetables pan fried in a very revved up chipotle batter.

Jalepeno (a whole one stuffed with onion and cheese), yellow squash, tomato, onion and green onion — I cannot describe how good those were!


Lunch with nori

Last week’s pita wraps were so good we thought to riff a roll-up redux, though passing on pita in favor of nori — which is much more fun!

The planned contents to be battered and rolled were remnants of barely useable broccoli, cauliflower, an asian radish and nori its own self.

Again, these were so good that only about half actually made it into the rolls (the fact they could not have, only coincidence) and the nori was terrific.

In reverse order of initial favor:

Chipotle fried nori, hummus, red onion, spinach, cilantro and yellow pepper:

Initially this roll (eaten thirdly) was not embraced:  The hummus overwhelmed the other flavors (It’s heavily loaded with cumin) and the texture was a little unexpected in a nori roll.

For lunch the next day, however (and expecting the power of the hummus), it tasted pretty good.

The second nori rolled simply radish, red onion and cilantro. 

That worked really well but the last roll is by far the favorite:   Chipotle battered broccoli and shredded cabbage.

This was really good and had a great crunch. 

Unfortunately, three rolls in and we were out of nori, so Jen and I had to eat the rest of the vegetables.

Chipotle Continued

Over the weekend when Dan made up the chipotle batter for his wrap, there was just enough batter left for a few shrimp.  Once those were done, I added them to a taco shell with some shredded cabbage (wow – we’ve had ALOT of cabbage this week….and no, we aren’t partaking of the cabbage soup diet – ha!) and sliced red pepper.  I topped it with a bit of ranch dressing that had been combined with a bit of hot sauce….and I called it lunch!