i've entered a meatball contest. it's next month, in Hunt Valley, MD at the Wine & Food Festival. i have two extra tix to give away. if you are planning to be in the area and/or live here already & want to join in on the craze, leave me a comment below. i'll enter you into the drawing. tix can be picked up at Will Call.
the meat in this roll is called nem nuong, a grilled pork sausage that is heavily flavored with lemongrass, scallions & garlic. i made these a few years ago, but i've since modified the recipe to hopefully appeal to the american palate.
no seriously, do not drown the rice papers. you want the rolls to have a slight chewiness to it, not break/tear in your hands before they even get to your mouth...
you really can have whatever vegetation you want. i grabbed these greens at the market but most of the time, i rarely put half these things in.
that's basically it. depending on how i feel, how i place in the contest, i'll post either the nem nuong recipe or figure something out.
either way, wish me luck!