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Vietnamese Summer Rolls from Diem

Use rice paper or lumpia wrappers (I know, it's carby...but on maintenance you can afford the carbs!)

Filling:
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Ingredient Carb
Grams
Fibre
Grams
Calorie
Count
Cooked shrimp, pork (or chicken if you don't eat pork)
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Thinly sliced cucumbers
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Chinese parsley (cilantro)
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Green onions
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Mint, basil (optional)
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Lettuce...red or green leaf is more pliable
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Rice noodles (omit this to cut the carbs)
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Lumpia (wonton) wrappers, each
4.6
0.2
23.3
TOTAL
     
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Again, dip rice paper in hot water to make it soft and pliable or use lumpia wrappers. They are square and can be found in the frozen section or in any oriental store.

Put all the filling on the bottom third and roll up cigar style. You can use ANYthing for fillings.  if you don't like something, leave it out. Use shredded cabbage in place of noodles etc...

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Dipping Sauce:
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Ingredient Carb
Grams
Fibre
Grams
Calorie
Count
2 T chunky peanut butter (you can use sugarfree)
6.9
2.1
188.5
1 T hoisin sauce (use soy sauce if you don't have it)
7.1
0.5
35.2
1 T peanut oil
0
0
119.3
Hot pepper paste to taste
0
0
0.6
1/4 cup chicken broth (optional)
0.3
0
9.6
TOTAL
14.3
2.6
353.2

Mix all together and use as peanut dipping sauce. This sauce is also good for grilled chicken or satays.

Whole sauce recipe = 14.3 grams of carbohydrate and 353.2 calories
Per tablespoon (8 tablespoons) = 1.7 grams of carbohydrate and 44.2
Per tablespoon (subtracting fibre grams) = 1.5 grams of carbohydrate
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Carb and calorie counts for the summer rolls depend on type and amount of filling ingredients selected.