Vietnamese Summer Spring Rolls Dipping Peanut Sauce
For those that have tried the Vietnamese Summer Spring Rolls, you received the peanut dipping sauce, here's how to make it. You'll need hoisin sauce, smooth peanut butter, a dash of fish sauce, coconut milk, water and crushed peanuts.
Add equal portions of peanut butter, hoisin sauce and coconut milk, a dash of fish sauce (optional), and add water gradually and mix until smooth but not watery. Add crushed peanuts on top of sauce but always taste to your liking.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocn.com
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How To Smash Garlic!
How To Smash Garlic
Garlic, practically everyone loves garlic but preparing it for cooking may be a daunting task. Companies are always developing simple devices to get the best out of all ingredients whether it be deshelling an ingredient as easy as possible. I bet these food engineers aren't even or have any interest in cooking or preparing.
Well, for garlic, some developed the garlic presser. A device that takes a garlic glove that requires some hand pressure to push a garlic through those tiny holes to get smashed garlic. Either the inventor was a muscle builder for arm strength, when I tried one, it seemed totally impractical. Now in Asian cooking the idea of cooking and preparation should be easy and practical. Sometimes during hardship in China where utensils and knifes were a scarcity, so the practical multi-purpose knife was a cleaver. The cleaver cut, sliced, chopped, tenderized everything. The wide flat surface of the cleaver enabled the ability to smash anything especially garlic. Ginger, scallion, lemongrass anything.
Plce a garlic clove on a chopping board, add the fresh garlic clove and with the flat surface of the cleaver, smash the garlic. Don't be shy, take a bash and viola, its smashed. Now with the blade of the cleaver, scoop up the smashed garlic and chop it up further.
This will make your life so much easier and by the way forget about that prepare minced garlic in a jar with fresh water.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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