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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National Food Days

A complete list of National Food Days is presented below. Click on the name of the day and you will be taken to a more detailed description of that day.
National Food Days
January
NATIONAL BLOODY MARY DAY
NATIONAL BUFFET DAY
NATIONAL CREAM PUFF DAY
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY DAY
NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY
NATIONAL WHIPPED CREAM DAY
NATIONAL BEAN DAY
NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY
NATIONAL TEMPURA DAY
NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY
NATIONAL APRICOT DAY
NATIONAL OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY
NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY
NATIONAL MILK DAY
NATIONAL CURRIED CHICKEN DAY
NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY
NATIONAL PEACH MELBA DAY
NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY
NATIONAL STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM DAY
NATIONAL FIG NEWTON DAY
INTERNATIONAL HOT AND SPICY DAY
NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY
NATIONAL PEKING DUCK DAY
NATIONAL POPCORN DAY
NATIONAL BUTTERCRUNCH DAY
NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY
NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY
HOT SAUCE DAY
NATIONAL PIE DAY
NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY
NATIONAL IRISH COFFEE DAY
NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY
NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY
NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY
NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY
NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

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March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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