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The IBS Elimination Diet & Cookbook by Patsy Catsos (£14.99, Harmony) Patsy is a registered dietitian and LOW-FODMAP pioneer. She has gathered together all her knowledge into this essential book for anyone suffering with IBS and looking for an easy way to
Thai Summer Salad Rolls Makes 8
100g rice sticks or vermicelli 2 medium carrots, shredded 8 x 11 inch rice papers 1 medium cucumber, cut into matchsticks 2 cups shredded lettuce 16 medium shrimp peeled, deveined, and cooked ½ cup fresh coriander leaves
1 Prepare the rice sticks as per the packet instructions, then drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
2 Place a clean damp towel on the counter and have a large bowl of very warm water alongside. Have all the ingredients nearby.
3 Dip one rice paper at a time into the warm water, rotating to submerge it for about five seconds, then spread it out on the damp towel. It will continue to soften after you remove from the water.
4 Arrange about 1/8 of the shredded lettuce, basil, coriander, carrots, cucumbers, shrimp and rice sticks in a 5 to 6 inch log-shaped mound toward the lower third of the rice paper. Tightly fold the bottom of the rice paper over the fillings. Fold 2 inch side flaps over the middle. Finally, roll the log toward the back edge of the rice paper, creating a tight roll and about 5 inch long. The damp rice paper will stick to itself.
5 Set aside on a serving plate and continue with the remaining ingredients and remaining rice papers. Keep the assembled rolls covered with a clean, damp towel until you are ready to serve.