Chicken and cabbage spring rolls
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Chicken and cabbage spring rolls

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 spring rolls
Author CASA Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 20 pieces herbed spring roll wrappers
  • 400 grams chicken thigh fillets thinly sliced
  • half a head of garlic minced
  • 4 shallots finely sliced
  • 1 large carrot peeled and coarsely grated
  • 120 grams of Baguio beans trimmed and sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 large head of cabbage cored and finely shredded
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Place the cut chicken in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the seasoned chicken and stir fry over high heat until no longer pink. Add the garlic and shallots; cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the Baguio beans and grated carrot; cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes. Add the shredded cabbage, stir, season with salt and pepper. Continue stir frying until the cabbage softens, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Place a colander over a bowl and pour the cooked spring rolls filling into the colander to drain well. Wet filling will ruin spring rolls. Allow to cool to room temperature. Normally, by the time the filling cools, it has sufficiently drained too. So, just leave it there for an hour or so.
  • To assemble, place a heaping tablespoonful of filling along the center of a wrapper. Lift the edge nearest you and fold to cover the filling. Lift the left and right edges and fold inward to cover the edge first folded. Roll the spring roll away from you to tuck and seal.
  • Chicken and cabbage spring rolls
  • To make serving easier and less messy, cut out 20 3"x3" inch pieces of wax paper. Place an assembled spring roll on a piece of wax paper, the exposed edge of the wrapper facing down and touching the wax paper. Lift the sides of the wax paper to mold to the shape of the spring roll. Arrange the spring rolls on a platter and cover with cling film until ready to serve.

Notes

For the sauce:
1 c. of water
1/4 c. of soy sauce
1/3 c. of white sugar
1 tbsp. of tapioca (or corn) starch
1 tsp. of grated garlic
Mix all the ingredients together and cook over medium heat until clear and thick. Double or triple, as necessary.