Lumpia is a delicious and a healthy Filipino appetizer. It actually resembles to the popular Asian dish spring rolls. In Philippines we actually have several versions of this dish, it could be with vegetables, fresh or fried or with meat or fish that is also fried.
Enjoy this fresh Lumpia recipe!
half a cup of sliced cabbage in julienne strips
1 carrot sliced in julienne strips
1 singkamas (jicamas) sliced in julienne strips (if not available you can use chayotte)
one cup of bean sprouts
1 small sweet potato sliced in julienne strips
1 onion sliced
2 cloves of garlic minced
10 pieces of prawns boiled, shelled and cut into two lengthwise
half a cup of shrimp broth
1 small block of tofu cut in small cubes
1 teaspoon of fish sauce
some cooking oil
10 pieces of lumpia wrapper
10 pieces of lettuce salad
2 tablespoons of peanut (crushed)
In a pan put the cooking oil, sauté the garlic and onion. Once it has becomes translucent add the vegetables (carrots, singkamas, cabbage), stir fry for about five minutes add your tofu, salt, fish sauce and pepper. Pour the shrimp stock and cover, let it cook for another five minutes. The vegetables should be a little bit crispy. Drain your vegetables.
Assembling the lumpia:
Lie your lumpia wrapper, put a lettuce leaf, put 1 prawn and scoop your cooked vegetables. Put a teaspon of ground peanut. Roll it gently one time, then fold the sides then continue rolling to seal it. You can serve it with sweet and spicy peanut sauce.
If you want to know more Filipino Lumpia Recipes: