Make Ahead

Thai LettuceĀ Rolls

June  5, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves number depends on how big you make them
Author Notes

My version of my favourite restaurant food! —CookingMomTR

What You'll Need
  • For the Sauce
  • 1 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons Siracha hot sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons crushed peanuts
  • For the Filling
  • 8 ounces Thin rice Vermicelli
  • 1 pound Flank Steak
  • 4 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon each of Dried Thyme, Oregano, and Tarragon
  • 2 cups Shredded Lettuce
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots
  • Bunch Thai Basil
  • Bunch Mint
  • Rice Paper Wrappers
  • 1 wide bowl of hot water
  1. Marinate the flank steak overnight in the red wine vinegar, oil and dried herbs.
  2. The next day, grill the steak over high heat to the desired doneness (somewhere between medium rare and medium works best with flank steak). Let steak rest at least 10 minutes.
  3. Boil some water (about 4 cups) and place the rice vermicelli in it. Boil 1 minute and turn off heat. Let sit in hot water for about 5 minutes, then drain and rinse under cold water until completely cool.
  4. Thinly slice the steak across the grain.
  5. Arrange the remaining ingredients in the following order: Rice paper, Hot water, Lettuce, Carrots, Steak, Basil and mint
  6. Dip the rice paper in hot water until it starts to soften. Place it on the table and wipe away excess moisture. Along the edge nearest you, put about 1/4 cup lettuce, 1/4 cup softened noodles, 2-3 Tbsp carrots, 2-3 slices of steak, and 2-3 leaves of mint and thai basil. (The amounts are approximations...I generally eyeball it. The more you put in, the bigger the rolls)
  7. Using both hands, lift the edge closest to you and roll toward the center, as tightly as possible. Fold the edges in (like a burrito) and continue to roll until sealed.
  8. Place on a cookie sheet lined with plastic wrap. Continue until all the ingredients are used up.
  9. Sauce: combine the sauce ingredients and thin with a little water if necessary. Adjust heat to taste. Top with chopped peanuts.
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