Monday, October 02, 2006

Gado-Gado, Autumn Rolls

Dinner 10/02


Autumn Rolls
(rice paper sheets, rice noodles, butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, basil and cilantro)

Gado-Gado is the classic Indonesian vegetable stew/salad with peanut sauce. Tonight's ingredients: seared/steamed brussel sprouts (in place of the traditional cabbage), blanched green beans, red potatoes and fried tofu squares over jasmine rice.

For the sauce: it's fried garlic, shallots, organic peanut butter, red curry paste, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), tamari, tamarind paste and water, all cooked down and reduced by half... we also used it as the dipping sauce for the autumn rolls.

Speaking of which, the autumn rolls are a test recipe for the upcoming "Vegan with a Vengeance 2" cookbook -- we tweaked it slightly using the ever popular "spiral cutter gadget thingy" instead of cubing and roasting the butternut squash. These were wonderful and a nice twist on the familiar spring roll...

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