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Karl’s Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Gỏi cuốn)

Jan has gone to three conferences in the last week, a dean’s conference, the Southwestern Anthropological Association conference and a Google conference. As a result, her eating habits have been completely disrupted.  Google especially fed her some very strange things, but one of the things she liked was a Vietnamese summer roll with lamb, instead of the usual shrimp or pork.

Karl’s Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Gỏi cuốn)

Karl’s Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Gỏi cuốn)

You can make summer rolls as a vegetarian dish, but I usually make them with shrimp and/or thin slices of Chinese barbecued pork. The idea of using lamb intrigued me.  Could I make a summer roll with tender, flavorful slices of lamb like I can picture in my head?

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Karl’s Peanut Dipping Sauce

This is the sauce to go with Karl’s Vietnamese Summer Rolls.

Karl's Peanut Dipping Sauce

Karl’s Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Karl’s Lemongrass Clear Soup

I had brought some lemongrass, because I was thinking about braising the lamb for my Vietnamese summer rolls in a flavorful broth.  I changed my mind to a quick grill for the lamb, but then I was left with the lemongrass. I decided that I what I needed was a soup to go with dinner.

Karl's Lemongrass Clear Soup

Karl’s Lemongrass Clear Soup

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