June 25, 2014

~ * In the Kitchen with Ronnie * ~: Spring Rolls

I am taking a Chinese cooking class to learn how to make Chinese food at home. It is my favourite. I don't have it very often as I don't eat out a lot and it's not exactly the healthiest but everything in moderation right? 

Jamaican Chinese food is different from other Chinese food so I wanted to learn how we do it here. I've tried recipes online before and they didn't turn out the way I'm used to. I'm also trying to be healthier so I wanted to learn to make my favourite foods healthier. 

This recipe is one I saw demonstrated in class and tried at home this weekend. They were delicious!!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 25 egg/spring roll skins
  • 1 lb cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 6 oz chicken (boneless)
  • 4 oz bean sprouts or bamboo shoots
  • Seasoning for chicken: 1 tsp MSG (optional, can use meat seasoning as well), 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp cornstarch)
  • Seasoning for vegetables: 1 tsp MSG (optional, can use meat seasoning as well), 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp white pepper, 1 tsp sugar)
  • 6 tbsp olive oil (or whichever oil you have) (3 for stir frying and the other to brush on rolls)
  • 2 tbsp flour
METHOD:
  1. Wash chicken properly by rinsing, and cut into thin long strips. Secondly mix it in a bowl with the following seasonings: MSG (optional, can use meat seasoning as well), salt, white pepper, sesame oil and cornstarch).
  2. Shred cabbage and carrot. Mix with the bamboo shoots or bean sprouts.
  3. Heat wok or frying pan, add oil and stir fry chicken for about 2 minutes. Then add the vegetables, season with salt, MSG/meat seasoning, sugar and white pepper; and stir fry for 2 minutes then remove from fire.
  4. In a small bowl mix 2 tbsp of flour and flour, add a little water to form a paste. This will be used to seal the skins.
  5. Spread a single piece of spring roll skin on table. Put 1 tbsp of vegetable and chicken mixture on the skin closet to you, fold it like an envelope. Roll and seal the end with the paste.
  6. Spray non stick cooking spray or lightly grease with oil a lined baking tray. Put on rolls on the baking tray. Brush the tops with olive oil and bake for 10-15 minutes at 185 C until golden brown. OR Deep fry the roll until golden brown.
  7. Serve with sweet and sour sauce or sauce of your choosing.










I chose to bake the rolls as its healthier than deep frying. They tasted great and were crispy also. ^_^


Xoxo
Ronz