Filipino American History Month

In the United States Filipino American History Month is celebrated during October.

In 1906., A. F. Judd was an attorney representing the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association. The HSPA went to the Philippines and heavily recruited workers to bring them to Hawaii to work in cane fields.

Since then Filipino Americans have become the second largest group among Asian Americans in the US. Even though they live in the US, a lot of Filipino Americans retain the core values that help them to preserve their heritage. Filipino’s have brought delicious food like Adobo, Lumpia and Pancit from the Philippines. Filipinos mainly reside in Hawaii, New York, Nevada, New Jersey, California, Washington DC, Virginia, Alaska and even Florida.

Among Asian Americans, Filipino’s have some of the highest percentages of college educated.  Nearly 20 percent of Filipino’s work as registered nurses in the US.

Adaptability is a very common trait for the Filipinos and this could be due to the fact that the Philippines have been an English speaking country for a very long time.

Filipino Americans have a very high rate of assimilation and they are thought to be a very invisible minority. Filipino American History Month was introduced as a resolution by the 103rd U.S. Congress to celebrate the contributions of Filipino Americans.

MARCH 16TH LUMPIA DAY

MARCH 16TH LUMPIA DAY

Lumpia Day is celebrated by cooking or eating lumpia!

FRESH LUMPIA
A Fresh take on a Filipino Classic.

– 1 bunch green leaf lettuce (washed and pat dry)
– 1 C sweet potato or yam (thinly sliced)
– 1/2 C of carrots (thinly sliced)
– 1/2 C of acorn or butternut squash (thinly sliced)
– 1/2 cup of baby lima beans
– 2 C bean sprouts
– 1 C stripped pork (thinly sliced)
– 1/2 C shrimp (peeled, cleaned, cut into small pieces)
– 1 medium onion, sliced
– 8 cloves of garlic (mashed)
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tsp ground pepper
– 2 tsp garlic powder
– 1/4 C soy sauce
– 1/4 C oyster sauce
– 1/2 C oil
– 1 C water

For Crepes

– 2/3 C flour
– 1 C milk
– 3 eggs (beaten)

First beat eggs, add milk, then gradually add flour little by little while mixing until pancake batter consistency.

For Garlic Brown Sauce

– 2 C water
– 1/2 C cornstarch
– 1 C sugar
– 1/3 C soy sauce
– 12 cloves of mashed garlic (add once sauce thickens)

Optional garnish – chopped peanuts.

– Clean the green leaves and set aside.
– Make the wrapper – mix ingredients then in an 8″ frying pan on medium low heat, spray non-stick oil then add 1/4 C batter and twirl pan to spread batter evenly.  Do not flip – once the edges peel away from pan, use spatula to remove wrapper and place on separate plate.
– Make the sauce – mix all ingredients except for garlic.  add ingredients to a small sauce pan on low heat, mix until sauce thickens, then add mashed garlic.  Turn off stove, set aside.
– Boil pork until it changes color and blood floats to top.  Rinse and drain pork.  Place pork back into pot, fill with fresh water until it covers top of pork and bring to boil.  Let cook until water evaporates.  In a pan, heat oil and brown garlic, add onions until glossy.  Add boiled pork, shrimp and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  In the same pan, heat 1/4 C oil on medium high.  Cook string beans for two minutes.  Add sweet potato or yam, squash and carrots (cook for two minutes).  Add jicama and lima beans (2 minutes).  Add bean sprouts (1 minute).  Mix all together.  Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, mix well.  Turn off stove and set aside in a bowl.  Place a green leaf on top of the wrapper, 1 inch above the edge of the wrapper.  Get two tablespoons of sautéed mixture and spread and center to the length of the leaf.  Add sauce on top of mixture.  Roll the wrapper and set finished wrap on serving tray.  Drizzle sauce on top of crepes and sprinkle with optional crushed peanuts.

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