Anyone miss me? Awww...you did! Thanks...I've missed all of you as well!!
I'm sure you figured out why I haven't been around. Yep, the damn yearbook has consumed my 3 day weekend. But, I haven't let it get to me...it has actually been fun! I'm working on all the ads and the baby photo layouts. The worst part is scanning all the photos to my computer; then putting them on the yearbook website. The end is near...
I did take a break from time to time and clean my house. I went grocery shopping and even went to the gym Saturday & Sunday!!! YAY! I plan on going this afternoon, too!
I needed a little stress reliever Saturday night. Baking always relaxes me...but um hello...trying to lose this weight and baking just ain't gonna work right now. So I decided to make Lumpia. I decided to take photos and share the recipe with all of you! I recall some of you asking for this recipe when I did my letter "L" post.
1 pound ground turkey (you can use pork if you prefer)
1 giant fist size baby carrots
8 cloves garlic
1 cup green onions
1 (8oz) can water chestnuts
1/2 cup bean sprouts
3/4 cup tamari (soy sauce)
2 tsp. sugar
2 pkgs. spring roll shells
1 tbsp. flour
1/3 cup water
peanut oil for frying
Finely chop your carrots, garlic, onions, water chestnuts and bean sprouts.
Add the chopped veggies to the ground turkey....and smash and stir with your hands!! Add the eggs & sugar and continue to squeeze and smash. See where it can relieve some stress... it's fun to play with food. Ok, sorry. Add the tamari and make sure it is all combined evenly. Put in fridge for 30 minutes.
Take out your spring roll packages from the freezer at this time to thaw.
Prepare your "sealant" take the 1 tbsp. flour and 1/3 cup water and mix.
Wrap the Lumpia-
1.place about 2 tablespoons mixture on wrap close to edge nearest you. Fold over and pull towards you tight
2. fold over sides making sure to seal with sealant.
3. Roll up to 1/2 inch left...seal with sealant and finsh the roll.
Fry in peanut oil for about 4-5 minutes.
These Lumpia in photo were a little fatter than I usually make them. For some reason the first few I roll are always fatter. Make sure you dip them in some kind of dipping sauce. We love sweet chili sauce....you can get it at any chinese market.
You can freeze Lumpia...I put in ziploc freezer bags and seperate the pieces with parchment paper.