Lumpiang Sariwa is fresh vegetables wrapped in a Lumpia wrapper with a thick sauce and toppings. Vegetables are optional in this recipe. The thickness of the sauce can vary, as well. Some provinces use turnips (singkamas) and green beans or sitaw. We don’t use these vegetables in this recipe because we had difficulties finding them. If you are a vegetarian , you can cook this dish without meat. Shrimp and tofu will serve as the substitute for meat. This dish can also be eaten without the wrapper. It is perfect for lunch and dinner with hot rice. This is excellent served at fiestas, birthdays and parties.
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- 250 g extra firm tofu, fried and cubed
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1/2 cup small shrimp, cleaned
- 1/4 cup parsley or celery leaves chopped
- 1/2 cup head cabbage, cut in strips
- 1 small carrot, julienne
- 1 small sweet potatoes, julienne
- 1/4 kilo pork or ground pork
- 1/2 bundle string beans or green beans cut in bite size
- 1/3 cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 pork or beef cube/bouillon
- 2 cups water
- 3-4 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 3 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
- 1/4 cup minced garlic
- lettuce leaves
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 fresh eggs
- 1 1/2 cups cups milk or water
- 1 tsp cooking oil
- Servings: 3-4
- Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Level: Advanced
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- PROCEDURE FOR FILLING/VEGETABLES
In cooking pan, heat oil. Saute garlic and onion until fragrant. Add pork and saute until outer part turns light brown.
Add in shrimp and stir together for a few minutes.
Pour in water. Cover and simmer over medium low heat for a few minutes until pork is cooked.
When pork is cooked, place in sweet potatoes. Stir and simmer for at least 3-5 minutes until potatoes are half cooked.
Add fried tofu, parsley and string beans, cabbage and carrots.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Cover and simmer for a few minutes until half cooked. Set aside.
- FOR WRAPPER
In mixing bowl, beat eggs and milk. Add all purpose flour little by little and continuously mix until smooth batter.
Drop with a tablespoon of cooking oil and mix well.
Spread small amount of butter over the bottom of the pan.
Ladle a mixture in the center of the pan (about 2 ladles). Lift the pan and swirl.
After a seconds, when mixture is dry, gently take off the wrapper using spatula. Set aside the wrapper.
- FOR SAUCE
Boil water in a pot. Add brown sugar, pork cube, soy sauce and garlic. Stir well.
Add the dissolved cornstarch. Stir until sauce turns thick. Set aside.
- PREPARATION FOR COOKING LUMPIANG SARIWA
On a platter, place the wrapper. Place in lettuce leaves and add the vegetables at the center.
Fold each side of the wrapper towards the center.
Pour the sauce over. Garnish with grated peanuts and minced garlic.