Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

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Spring is about eating fresh and having time for parties. How appropriate it is to have a Popiah Party where everyone will be busy rolling and eating.

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Prep Time

1 hr

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Cook Time

1 hr 45 min

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Wait Time

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Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

Ingredients

Serves 12
12 servings Serves

Instructions

Step 1

Start by choosing fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this recipe.

Start by choosing fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this recipe.

Step 2

Peel the skin off the turnips. Then wash and drained. Cut the turnips into strips (not too thin).

Peel the skin off the turnips. Then wash and drained. Cut the turnips into strips (not too thin).

Step 3

Place the strips of turnip in a coriander.

Place the strips of turnip in a coriander.

Step 4

Have ready fresh spring roll wrappers/skins. These can be homemade or just store bought. Otherwise use the frozen spring roll wrappers.

Have ready fresh spring roll wrappers/skins. These can be homemade or just store bought. Otherwise use the frozen spring roll wrappers.

Step 5

To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.

To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.

Step 6

Then strain the prawn stock and set aside.

Then strain the prawn stock and set aside.

Step 7

Season the shelled prawns with salt.

Season the shelled prawns with salt.

Step 8

Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan with a little oil till browned on both sides.

Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan with a little oil till browned on both sides.

Step 9

Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.

Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.

Step 10

Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic. Then add fermented bean paste (tau cheong) and fry until fragrant.

Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic. Then add fermented bean paste (tau cheong) and fry until fragrant.

Step 11

Pour in the strained prawn stock.

Pour in the strained prawn stock.

Step 12

When the prawn stock mixture comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.

When the prawn stock mixture comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.

Step 13

When the stock mixture starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.

When the stock mixture starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.

Step 14

Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1 1/2 hours until the turnip is soft. Otherwise transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 mins.

Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1  1/2 hours until the turnip is soft. Otherwise transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 mins.

Step 15

Then add in the fresh prawns.

Then add in the fresh prawns.

Step 16

Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.

Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.

Step 17

Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.

Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.

Step 18

And the turnip filling is now ready to be used for the wrap!

And the turnip filling is now ready to be used for the wrap!

Step 19

Next prepare garnishing ingredients. Lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumber & omelette strips,fried shallots, ground garlic & peanuts, chilli & sweet sauce.

Next prepare garnishing ingredients. Lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumber & omelette strips,fried shallots, ground garlic & peanuts, chilli & sweet sauce.

Step 20

To make the omelette, spread beaten eggs THINLY on non-stick pan. Cook till set on both sides.

To make the omelette, spread beaten eggs THINLY on non-stick pan. Cook till set on both sides.

Step 21

Remove to chopping board and slice finely the cooked omelette.

Remove to chopping board and slice finely the cooked omelette.

Step 22

To serve, put a spring roll wrapper on a plate or flat board. Spread with as much chilli and sweet sauce as desired.


Step 23

Not forgetting a generous spread of the flavorful ground garlic too.


Step 24

Next, place a piece of fresh lettuce on one edge of the spring roll wrapper. Then add blanched bean sprouts and shredded cucumber.


Step 25

Then place 1 or 2 tablespoons of filling, drained of the gravy, on the lettuce. Then top with the thinly shred omelette.


Step 26

Sprinkle with a little roasted ground peanuts and shallot crisps.


Step 27

Lastly, wrap and then fold up the two sides of wrapper and roll up like a Swiss roll. And we're done!


Step 28

Cut and serve these fresh spring rolls immediately.

Cut and serve these fresh spring rolls immediately.

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Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

By huangkitchen

Spring is about eating fresh and having time for parties. How appropriate it is to have a Popiah Party where everyone will be busy rolling and eating.

Prep Time

1 hr

Cook Time

1 hr 45 min

Wait Time

--

Ingredients

Serves 12

Instructions

Start by choosing fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this recipe.

Step 1

Start by choosing fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this recipe.

Peel the skin off the turnips. Then wash and drained. Cut the turnips into strips (not too thin).

Step 2

Peel the skin off the turnips. Then wash and drained. Cut the turnips into strips (not too thin).

Place the strips of turnip in a coriander.

Step 3

Place the strips of turnip in a coriander.

Have ready fresh spring roll wrappers/skins. These can be homemade or just store bought. Otherwise use the frozen spring roll wrappers.

Step 4

Have ready fresh spring roll wrappers/skins. These can be homemade or just store bought. Otherwise use the frozen spring roll wrappers.

To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.

Step 5

To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.

Then strain the prawn stock and set aside.

Step 6

Then strain the prawn stock and set aside.

Season the shelled prawns with salt.

Step 7

Season the shelled prawns with salt.

Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan with a little oil till browned on both sides.

Step 8

Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan with a little oil till browned on both sides.

Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.

Step 9

Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.

Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic. Then add fermented bean paste (tau cheong) and fry until fragrant.

Step 10

Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic. Then add fermented bean paste (tau cheong) and fry until fragrant.

Pour in the strained prawn stock.

Step 11

Pour in the strained prawn stock.

When the prawn stock mixture comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.

Step 12

When the prawn stock mixture comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.

When the stock mixture starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.

Step 13

When the stock mixture starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.

Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1  1/2 hours until the turnip is soft. Otherwise transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 mins.

Step 14

Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1 1/2 hours until the turnip is soft. Otherwise transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 mins.

Then add in the fresh prawns.

Step 15

Then add in the fresh prawns.

Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.

Step 16

Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.

Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.

Step 17

Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.

And the turnip filling is now ready to be used for the wrap!

Step 18

And the turnip filling is now ready to be used for the wrap!

Next prepare garnishing ingredients. Lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumber & omelette strips,fried shallots, ground garlic & peanuts, chilli & sweet sauce.

Step 19

Next prepare garnishing ingredients. Lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumber & omelette strips,fried shallots, ground garlic & peanuts, chilli & sweet sauce.

To make the omelette, spread beaten eggs THINLY on non-stick pan. Cook till set on both sides.

Step 20

To make the omelette, spread beaten eggs THINLY on non-stick pan. Cook till set on both sides.

Remove to chopping board and slice finely the cooked omelette.

Step 21

Remove to chopping board and slice finely the cooked omelette.

To serve, put a spring roll wrapper on a plate or flat board. Spread with as much chilli and sweet sauce as desired.

Step 22

To serve, put a spring roll wrapper on a plate or flat board. Spread with as much chilli and sweet sauce as desired.

Not forgetting a generous spread of the flavorful ground garlic too.

Step 23

Not forgetting a generous spread of the flavorful ground garlic too.

Next, place a piece of fresh lettuce on one edge of the spring roll wrapper. Then add blanched bean sprouts and shredded cucumber.

Step 24

Next, place a piece of fresh lettuce on one edge of the spring roll wrapper. Then add blanched bean sprouts and shredded cucumber.

Then place 1 or 2 tablespoons of filling, drained of the gravy, on the lettuce. Then top with the thinly shred omelette.

Step 25

Then place 1 or 2 tablespoons of filling, drained of the gravy, on the lettuce. Then top with the thinly shred omelette.

Sprinkle with a little roasted ground peanuts and shallot crisps.

Step 26

Sprinkle with a little roasted ground peanuts and shallot crisps.

Lastly, wrap and then fold up the two sides of wrapper and roll up like a Swiss roll. And we're done!

Step 27

Lastly, wrap and then fold up the two sides of wrapper and roll up like a Swiss roll. And we're done!

Cut and serve these fresh spring rolls immediately.

Step 28

Cut and serve these fresh spring rolls immediately.

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