Lemongrass Turkey Rice Paper Rolls
Prep: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
- 500g Steggles turkey mince
- 5 spring onions, chopped
- 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only
- 2 tablespoons ginger, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon Shao Xing wine, or sherry
- 1 handful chopped coriander
- 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper or cracked black is fine if it’s all you have
- 1 large carrot julienned
- ½ red capsicum julienned
- 3 spring onion cut into lengths and julienned
- 1 cup mint leaves only
- 1 cup coriander leaves only
- 1 packet bean shoots
- 1 packet of rice paper
- 100g rice vermicelli
- ¼ ketcap manis (Indonesian sweet soy)
- 4 teaspoons fish sauce
- 4 teaspoons white vinegar
- 50g chopped roasted peanuts
- Remove the outer two layers of lemongrass stalk and then using the back of a large knife bash the stalk until it separates. Cut the white part finely and toss in a bowl with the rest of the turkey sausage ingredients.
- Mix well with clean hands until combined.
- Take small handfuls of the turkey mix, shape them into sausages about 5cm long. BBQ or pan fry until cooked through, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. Cut them in half, lengthways.
- Prepare the sauce by combining the sauce ingredients and finish by adding peanuts.
- Create a work station so everything you need is at hand.
- Fill a baking tray with hot water, not scalding, and dip your rice paper in ensuring all if it gets wet.
- Place the cut sausage on the bottom, add some vegetable filling, then your herbs, and bean shoots. Top off with leftover cooked noodles, if available.
- Add a small teaspoon of sauce to the top. Fold the bottom of the rice paper up, creating a semi-circle. Fold in the sides, one at a time and then simply roll the rest into a neat cigar.
- Serve with remaining sauce.
TIP. Once upon a time I thought you had to leave it in until it was totally pliable and wet, but you don't. It still feels quite stiff but it gets more pliable as it sits, and it's more manageable.