Most of the times its not the cooking that is difficult, its thinking what to cook that’s difficult ! Specially when its hot you’re stuck indoors and u feel like having nothing else but some chilled iced tea/beer. As usual it was D who came up with “lets eat something real light..err.. rolls for lunch”. And the rest was super easy.We’ve been eating a lot of fish lately, blame it on the trip to the fish market which stocked us up for the entire week.Not many shrimps, prawns and crabs to be seen but plenty of grouper, cassava, red snapper, squid, swordfish, tuna, sardines…wow that is a lot of variety.Don’t know why I’m complaining.Maybe cuz I’ve never seen any mussels, scallops or clams or similar shell fish here in this market in Tema which is the fishing harbour. All the fish eaten in Accra goes from here.But its nothing compared to the seafood variety we get back inHong Kong( cant wait to get back).Its insane …so often i cant name over half the things i see.Will definitely do a post on that when i get back home. All these yrs of visiting the wonderful markets and not a single shot.Well cant blame me…didn’t have my camera or the blog then.

So lunch today was light Summer Fish Rolls with Cucumber & Soy dipping sauce.

For the rolls

  • Rice paper sheets
  • Red capsicum finely sliced
  • Carrots finely sliced
  • Onions finely sliced
  • Cucumber finely sliced( i didn’t put them in this as i ran out of them)
  • Corriander
  • Finely shredded spring onion
  • Grilled fish(marinated in soy sauce, rice wine, seasme oil)

Soften the rice paper sheets in warm water.Place them on a clean board and start piling up the ingredients one by one starting in the order I’ve mentioned the ingredients.Having done that very tightly fold in the two ends rolling to enclose the contents.Cover with a damp tea/kitchen towel until u ready to eat them.

For the dipping sauce

  • 2 tbsps Light soya sauce
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 1 chopped cucumber
  • Chopped corriander
  • 2 tbsps white vinegar

Mix them all together making the dipping sauce.Personally i like it real spicy.Without the sugar.

By now u must’ve figured out that I’m not very elaborate with my recipe writing … i guess i always run out of patience by the time i reach this stage. Hehe like D tells me…Everyone has a prayer, and yours is, “God give me patience ……. and give it to me NOW !!”

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Comment : (Linda)

how beautiful! i love spring rolls. they are so fun to make and the best way to eat veggies on the go. thanks for posting — i cant wait to try this combo 🙂 (bea at La tartine gourmande)

This looks so fresh! Beautifully done! (Susan)

Hi Kate,
I adore summer rolls and make them frequently! Mmmmm yours are so beautifully colorful and fresh. I can’t wait to try your flavor combination! (ces)

hey kate!
oh, give me that patience in writing too!this is such a fresh post;) and your site looks really clean and uhmmm…fresh too! i think i’m going back to my old white skin… (Sheetu)

These summer roles look amazing…very nice for a quick fix.

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