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Plum-Arugula Spring Rolls

These unique spring rolls are sophisticated yet mind-blowingly simple to make. Their Continental European flavors tucked into a Vietnamese spring roll rice wrapper allow them to be successfully paired with a variety of sauces, including sweet chili sauce, peanut sauce or even a balsamic reduction.

* 10 rice paper spring roll wrappers
* 2 plums, pitted and sliced thinly
* 2 cups arugula
* 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
* 1 small bunch mint leaves, stems removed
* 1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil, for frying

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they soften and begin to brown. Move over to one side of the pan and add plums. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they begin to soften and develop color. Remove onions and plums from pan and cool slightly on a plate for a few minutes.

Wet a wrapper under the tap or in a bowl of lukewarm water and shake gently to remove excess liquid. Lay wrapper on a clean, dry surface. Arrange a few pieces of mint in the center of the wrapper. Lay a handful of arugula on top of the mint and top with a few pieces of onion and plum, making sure that all ingredients are facing in the same direction. Once the wrapper is pliable enough to work with, tuck in the ends and roll up tightly. Repeat until all ingredients are used up.

Serve sliced on the bias with dipping sauce.

(this is not one of my original recipes, went looking for something different and found this long ago, it is now become one of my recipes :), yummy)


6 responses

  1. looks absolutely exotic! I did not know plums can be fried. I will try this recipe, hopefully I can find plums in the supermarket. 🙂

    February 22, 2012 at 1:23 am

    • it is really good, better of course with fresh local produce plums. but if can find some plums now is nice taste of summer 🙂 i can usually find about anything if i go to the farm market, am very lucky.

      February 22, 2012 at 1:35 am

      • thanks for the tip, maybe I will go to the farm market also to find plums. 🙂

        February 22, 2012 at 2:07 am

    • another trick i have is great for taste of summer in winter months. can freeze melons, berries, etc in summer and mix with yogurt (plain or vanilla) and make fruit smoothies 🙂

      February 22, 2012 at 1:38 am

      • sounds refreshing! I will start freezing in the summer so I can enjoy next winter. 🙂

        February 22, 2012 at 2:08 am

  2. welcome,let me know if you like when you get chance to make
    thank you 😉

    February 22, 2012 at 2:10 am

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