Thursday, February 5, 2009

Summer Rolls (not the ones you find when you put on a bikini!)

I find eating summer rolls to be extremely refreshing, the perfect combination of cool and salty. Of course, eating these in the summer would probably be a better idea than eating them in the dead of winter, but inspiration struck last night.

I cooked the shrimp and split them lengthwise in half. I got the wrappers for $1.25 (for about 30) and the rice sticks for $0.89 (for 8 bunches). I soaked the rice sticks in hot water for 20 minutes and dipped each wrapper individually to soften it just prior to wrapping.

Cost breakdown:
Shrimp ($19.99/2 lb bag. I used about 1/4 lb) = $5.00
Scallions ($1.19/bunch. I used about 1/10th) = $0.12
Rice Sticks ($0.89/package. I used 1/4 package) = $0.22
Wrappers ($1.25/package. I used 1/3 package) = $0.42
TOTAL = $5.76

I made so many that I ate some for lunch the next day! Yum!

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