Lumpia

Filipino egg roll made with flaked fish and raisins for a touch of sweetness.
  • Yields 18 lumpia
  • Details

    INGREDIENTS

      Lumpia Mixture

      • 1 pound milkfish, tilefish or sea bass
      • Salt and freshly ground pepper
      • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
      • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
      • 1/3 cup minced onion
      • 1/2 cup cubed ripe tomatoes, divided
      • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
      • 2 tablespoons cooked green peas
      • 2 tablespoons minced California raisins
      • 18 lumpia wrappers or 24 eggroll wrappers
      • 1 egg, slightly beaten
      • 2 cups vegetable oil; for frying

      Lumpia Sauce

      • 2 tablespoons distilled vinegar
      • Black pepper; to taste
      • 2 cloves garlic, minced

      PROCEDURE

      Clean the fish. Fillet, remove bones and flake. Season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in pan; sauté garlic until brown. Then add onion and sauté until transparent. Stir in 1/4 cup tomatoes; cook until soft. Stir in flaked fish and cook until opaque. Add lemon juice, peas, raisins and remaining tomatoes; cook for 1 or 2 minutes more. Cool.

      Meanwhile, separate wrappers; arrange in single layer and cover with damp cloth to prevent drying. To assemble, place wrapper in front of you with corners turned so it forms a diamond. Place 2 tablespoons filling on wrapper about 2 inches above the bottom corner. Roll the point away from you and around the filling, folding in the sides and pinching them together at the middle. Moisten with slightly beaten egg and seal edges. Set aside. Repeat until all wrappers are filled.

      In a heavy, deep frying pan, heat 2 cups of vegetable oil. Place several lumpia in pan and brown on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat until all lumpia have been cooked.

      To make sauce, combine vinegar, black pepper and garlic in a bowl and mix well. Serve with lumpia for dipping.

      Nutrition Facts Per Serving

      Calories 160 (22% from fat); Total Fat 3.5g (sat 1g, mono 1g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 30mg; Protein 10g; Carbohydrate 20g; (Dietary Fiber <1g; Sugars 1g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 220mg; Calcium 35mg; Potassium 150mg

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