John Dory Summer Roll

juice of 3 lemons
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 english cucumber - julienned
1 red bell pepper - julienned
2 cups rehydrated mung bean noodles (or rice noodles)
1 fresh thai bird chile - sliced thinly
8-10 slices john dory
1 package 8-inch banh trang (rice paper wrappers)

In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice and fish sauce.

In a large bowl, combine cucumber, bell pepper and noodles.
Add half the lemon-fish sauce mixture and toss to coat.

Pour other half into a dipping bowl and add sliced Thai bird chiles.

Place a rice paper wrapper in a circular baking dish and cover with hot water.
Add wrappers one by one and soak until just softened, about 30 seconds.

Remove from water and place on a lint-free towel to drain and get slightly sticky.

To form summer rolls, lay rice paper on flat surface,
lay piece of smoked salmon down center, and top with noodle mixture.

Roll tightly, tucking in ends.
Let rest, seam-side down, before slicing.

Bias-slice in half and serve with dipping sauce.

Courtesy: Chef Nikhil