Southwestern spring rolls

Yup, you read that right, southwestern spring rolls.

It all started when a sudden craving for spring rolls collided with my ever present yearning for queso. So the Craic Team got to thinking, why not combine the two?

And you know when the Craic Team gets together it’s gonna be weird. But dreamy and oh, so delicious, remember this chilled shrimp salad?

Southwestern Spring Rolls

They’re pretty much see-through burritos with queso on the side for dipping.

Yum. All you need is some rice paper and your favorite burrito stuffings. We used beans, rice, pico de gallo, avocado, shrimp, and lettuce.

The real show stealer were the shrimp! We sautéed some sliced onion with some harissa and then we threw in the shrimp and a little soy sauce. Fast, easy, TASTY.

Southwestern Spring Rolls

Cheers to dreaming big and eating great!

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

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Brunch Beauty Shots

Anything goes.

Go big or go home.

Less is more.

Too much is never enough.

Put an egg on it.

Just do it.

All these tag lines and catch phrases can be applied to the mystical occurrence that has been given the name brunch.

That’s why the Craic Team that brought you The Tower of Tex Mex loves brunch. It is synonymous with fun, good times, and great food.

Sooo, this past Sunday they started with an idea, a food fiesta really: chilled shrimp salad with tomatoes and avocado in a lettuce wrap.

Then this happened:

5 Spice Brunch

A very similar concept in that it was a chilled shrimp lettuce wrap….

But completely different.

The Craic Team had visions of a chilled shrimp salad with avocado and tomato and corn and hot peppers but then they found a sweet potato on the edge of expiration and all hell broke loose. That did NOT fit into their plans.

So the plans changed.

And they roasted that sweet potato with Garam Masala and pan sautéed that shrimp with Chinese 5 Spice and some peppers and uncooked ramen noodles and onion and a garlic clove or two. They made some peanut sauce, grated a carrot, chopped up some Thai basil, threw it all together on a lettuce leaf and called it brunch.

As John Lennon said, “Life is what happens while you are making other plans.”

Sláinte,

Charleston Spice Co.

5 Spice Brunch