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A healthy twist on the after school snack: Le Colonial

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The new school year has started for many children. So parents have probably started stocking up on cheese sticks, chips and other "go-to" after school snacks. But chefs from Le Colonial joined us on Good Day Chicago to show us a healthy twist on the traditional after school snack.

Goi Cuon
  • 4 pieces of dried rice paper (medium sized)
  • 4 oz. cooked noodle
  • 12 medium shrimp, cooked, shelled and devined
  • 4 pcs. Soft lettuce
  • 2 oz. bean sprouts
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 4 pcs. Chinese chives
Fold or cut off sides or rice paper, soak in very hot water and allow to rest on a kitchen towel to absorb excess water. Roll in shrimp, lettuce, noodles, bean sprouts, chives. Serve with peanut sauce (see recipe)

Peanut Sauce
  • 1 t. chopped garlic
  • 1 T. chopped onion
  • 1Ž4 C. hoisen sauce
  • 2 T. Peanut butter
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1Ž4 Cup water
  • 1 T. Vegetable oil
  • 1 T. Coconut Milk
Garnish
  • 1 T. Chopped peanuts
  • 1 T. Chopped fresh chili
In small sauce pan, heat oil and saute onions and garlic until fragrant but not brown. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish sauce with chopped peanuts and chili.

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