The Vietnamese version of egg rolls is slightly different from its Chinese cousin. Rather than being stuffed with meat and cabbage, they’re filled with a combination of pork, shrimp, and cellophane noodles. They’re traditionally made with rice paper wrappers, which gives them a light, crispy skin. The rice paper wrappers can be a little difficult to work with because they have a tendency to bubble up while frying, but they’re well worth the effort. If you are unable to find rice paper wrappers, you can use the egg roll or spring roll wrappers sold in the supermarket, but note that the texture will be completely different.
This delicious guacamole recipe from Emeril's Orlando is a great way to kick off any party or get together. It's great as a dip, but it can be used as a sandwich or taco topper as well. Add jalapenos for extra heat.
If you're looking for a reason to break out the smoker, you just found it. These applewood-smoked chicken sliders with melted cheddar from E2 Emeril's Eatery are filled with flavor. A delicious combination of smoky and savory, these are sure to be a crowd favorite.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 1/2 hours plus time to brine chicken
Spelled halloumi or haloumi, this is a firm, salty cheese made from sheep's milk. It melts very slowy so it holds up well to being grilled or pan fried. If you like, brush slices of crusty bread with olive oil and grill them too. Great alongside or you can top each slice with the cheese and tomato relish.
What a great way to use the sweet cherry tomatoes of summer! Explore your local farmer's markets to get small tomatoes of all shapes and colors...and don't forget the simple basil-garlic oil for a huge hit.
Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus time for soaking skewers