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Shrimp Egg/Spring Rolls (Egg-less) / Sweet, Hot & Sour Sauce (Gluten-Free)
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
This recipe comes to us from Valerie Wells.
1 or 2 tablespoons coconut oil or other cooking oil
1 pound ground pork
½ pound peeled shrimp, chopped
½ chopped onion
4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced
2 to 3 carrots, shredded or chopped
½ head cabbage chopped
Sun Luck sesame oil
Wheat free soy sauce (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Lightly brown pork with onions, garlic and shrimp and cook a minute or two more in hot oil. Stir in carrots and stir fry a minute more. Add in cabbage and stir fry until cabbage is wilted and soft. Season with sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Spread on large open pan or tray to cool before putting in wrappers (if you want egg rolls with eggs, stir in some scrambled eggs in the last minutes of cooking).
Soak spring roll wraps (tapioca starch wraps available in Asian section of most grocery stores) in water until soft and pliable, about 30 to 60 seconds. Put softened wrapper on flat surface. Add one heaping tablespoon filling on wrapper close to you. Roll up one turn rolling away from you, turn lateral ends inwards and finish rolling. Let rolls rest 20 minutes before frying, which is about as long as it takes to roll all this filling if you have help. The point is, they fry up better if they have rested for a while.
Dont fry them for Spring Rolls.
For egg rolls fry in 1 inch oil, 1 ½ to 2 minutes on each side. If you have a deep fat fryer, you wont need to turn them. Be aware that tapioca wrappers dont cook up golden brown like wheat wrappers do. They stay pretty white looking, then suddenly blacken if over cooked, so watch them carefully. Serve with hot and sour sauce.
Sweet, Hot and Sour Sauce
Mix together honey, dry mustard and a bit of apple cider vinegar. How much you use of each ingredient depends on your taste. Add toasted sesame seeds
if desired. Also be aware that this sauce gets hotter as it sits.
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