Spring Rolls

I’ve mentioned before how I have a can have a hard time finding specialty ingredients here on the Eastern Shore. Like – exotic mushrooms for instance. Whenever I take a trip to Annapolis or Virginia Beach, I always make sure to get some funky fungus that I can’t find here at home – chantarelles, oyster, trumpet. I love them all!

Thankfully a local friend has started growing her own varieties of mushrooms. I visited her last week to pick up some gorgeous oyster mushrooms (her latest harvest), and was also kind enough to show me her garden, with all kinds of delicious goodies growing. She loaded me down with peas, lettuce, onions, herbs, and broccoli greens! We enjoyed them all week long in various dishes. There’s nothing like fresh picked produce – and growing on Chincoteague Island, right on the water – you can taste the salt from the air and the soil in the veggies. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for showing us your little piece of paradise, Donna!

We enjoyed some of the mushrooms and onions sauteed, served over some thinly sliced roast beef and chevre on a baguette. But, the favorite thing that I made last week by far were these delicious spring rolls. I’ve always loved spring rolls from Chinese restaurants – but often the filling is bland and boring. My filling used the gorgeous oyster mushrooms, fresh bean sprouts, garlic scapes, shredded cabbage and carrots, as well as softened rice noodles. They turned out so delicious – rivaling my famous chicken egg rolls. Already can’t wait to make them again!

5 Comments

  1. Posted June 17, 2013 at 9:23 AM | Permalink

    These look delicious!

  2. Posted June 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM | Permalink

    I simply adore spring rolls, but have never made them at home before! We always order them if we see them on the menu. I’ve had oyster mushrooms before – love them!

  3. Posted June 18, 2013 at 9:26 PM | Permalink

    My mouth is seriously watering right now from these pics. Who doesn’t love spring rolls?

  4. Rima
    Posted July 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM | Permalink

    Where did you incorporate the cornstarch?

    • Posted July 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM | Permalink

      Rima, you combine the cornstarch with the water and use it to seal the rolls.

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