In case you haven't heard, and since most of the people who read this blog are my family and they have heard, but in case you haven't we are creating a cookbook based on family recipes. It will be updated for today's cook and filled with shortcuts, tips and cheater specials - cause there's nothing like making comfort food in 20 minutes or less! But of course to do a cookbook, you have to do lots of testing.
so this weekend we were testing our 'cowboy chili rolls' so I needed to find spring roll wrappers and I needed the special kind that are really crispy.. After a short consultation with the family spring roll experts (Jojo and Cindy) the hubby and I trekked over to an asian market waaaay on the other side of town. It's called Tri's Market and was completely awesome. A foodie's paradise...however there were a few things I still can't figure out how they might cook...
Like: fresh duck heads:
Or chicken feet:
They had an impressive fish market and good prices on various meat cuts I'm not all that familiar with....
We found some wonderful Bok Choy, a whole slew of unusual mushrooms and a hot Asian chili sauce that I had in a Mongolian restaurant in a Casino once but that I hadn't been able to find anywhere. It was a fabulous outing and I'm sure I will be back frequently.
I did get my spring roll wrappers and we are finalizing the recipe for the Chili rolls - just working on the dipping sauces now. I'll keep you updated on the progress and maybe even post a recipe or two alone the way! I also hear there is an African market somewhere in town so I plan to search it out and see what interesting things it offers too.