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Backpacker Magazine – August 2011

Recipe: Trailside Summer Rolls with Tangy Satay Sauce

Get a dose of veggies on the trail with these DIY summer rolls.

by: Skye Hohmann

Trailside Summer Rolls (Justin Bailie)
Trailside Summer Rolls (Justin Bailie)

Dipping sauce
3 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 small lemon or 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 small knob of ginger
1 pinch cayenne or chili flakes
1 teaspoon soy sauce

Spring rolls
6 rice paper wrappers
1 large carrot
1 medium avocado
3 ounces rice vermicelli noodles

At home
Mix peanut butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, and cayenne or chili flakes, and pack in an airtight container (will keep for up to a week). Place the peeled garlic clove, ginger, and the whole lemon in another bag. (Cut lemons or pre-squeezed juice only last about a day.) Make sure to keep the rice paper wrappers flat when packing.

In camp
Bring a pot of water to boil. Immerse the noodles and cook (at medium heat) according to instructions (about five minutes). Drain.

Mince the garlic and ginger. Mix together with the peanut-butter mixture in a heatproof bowl or camping pot, squeezing in the lemon juice. Stir in boiling water until you have a good consistency for dipping (about ¹⁄8 of a cup). Then slice the carrot and avocado.

Wet both sides of the wrappers by dunking them in (or pouring) cool water. Shake off any excess liquid, place the wrappers on a plate or cutting board, and wait a minute or two for them to soften—they should be slightly tacky.

Place some noodles, avocado, and carrot in the middle third of the rice paper. Roll like a burrito—folding one side over and firmly tucking it under the filling, then folding the ends in, and finally rolling tightly into a delicious wrap. Dip in peanut sauce, and enjoy.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Price $1.88 per serving
Weight 8.9 oz. per serving
Serves 2

Calories 527 per serving
Fat 24 g
Carbs 58 g
Protein 14  g



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John & Agnes
Jun 15, 2012

We made this for lunch one day while camping at rocky mountain national park. They were awesome.

Matt
Sep 13, 2011

To Jim: to each his own. Some people are trail gourmets, some eat MREs, and some just snack.

Matt
Sep 13, 2011

To Jim: to each his own. Some people are trail gourmets, some eat MREs, and some just snack.

Jim
Aug 31, 2011

We are talking about trail food right?? You've got to be kidding! Ut taskes as much time to read and shop for the ingredients not to mention fix...give me a break. I do not have a gourmet kitchen and I am not into gourmet on the trail. You8 must have a lot of nothing better to do with your ti9me than to fantisize about YOUR next trail meal!!!!

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