Sunday, September 13, 2015

A Sweet and Happy....


The Jewish New Year starts tonight, and I'm busy as a balabuste making and mending, washing and sloshing! I got a jump on my Rosh Hashanah recipes this year as Joy of Kosher asked me to put together a gluten free menu.  It also happens to be allergy free---dairy, egg and peanut free---in order to accommodate all the special dietary needs in my family.

It is customary to eat certain foods that are symbolic of all the things we want in the new year, health, prosperity, sweetness in our lives, etc. ( These are called simanim in Hebrew.  I put them together in an exciting new way with my Simanim Summer Roll (recipe below). For more of my holiday menu, check out Joy of Kosher online.

For super easy video instructions on how to roll a summer roll, check out Lillie's video on youtube:

To save time use bagged, shredded cabbage and carrots, and any prepared fish you have on hand (even jarred gluten free gefilte fish cut into strips works well---but this is usually not an egg free option).
Simanim Summer Rolls
6-ounces skinless salmon fillets
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
6- rice paper wrappers (8-9-inch diameter)
1 ½ cups shredded cabbage (white or red)
¾ cup julienned carrots
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and julienned
¼ cup pomegranate seeds, white pith removed

Pomegranate dipping sauce:
¼ cup pomegranate juice
3 Tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
3 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil

In a small bowl, stir together sauce ingredients and set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a large baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place salmon in baking pan and brush with approximately 3 Tablespoons of sauce (reserve remaining sauce for serving). Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake salmon for 30 minutes. Cool completely. Slice cooled salmon into ½-inch wide strips.
To assemble summer rolls:
Fill a shallow pie plate, or baking pan, with an inch of warm water. Place each rice paper wrapper in the water for about a minute. It will begin to soften and be pliable like plastic wrap when ready. 
Shake off excess water and place wrapper on a flat surface. Starting at one end, and allowing a 1-inch margin on all sides, layer cabbage, carrots, apple, pomegranate seeds and salmon strips. Fold long edge of rice paper which is nearest the filling over the filling, then fold over sides. Roll up and place seam side down on serving platter. Repeat until all the wrappers and filling are used.
To serve: Slice summer rolls in half, if desired, and serve with dipping sauce in a small bowl.
Serves: 6




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