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Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Kale Egg Rolls

Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Kale Egg Rolls

My daughter and I both have a huge affinity for egg rolls. And I’ve noticed something extra-magical about egg rolls: I can put just about any vegetable in an egg roll and she will eat it. Like vegies she won’t normally eat, such as kale … provided the end result still tastes like an egg roll you might get at a Chinese restaurant. And it must have shrimp in it. That’s important. Chicken is okay, but shrimp is required.

So, in the interest of getting more greens in her diet, I snuck some kale into the eggrolls this time, along with some more traditional eggroll vegies like bean sprouts and water chestnuts. It worked!

Now, I know most people eat egg rolls as an appetizer, but these little babies are considered a primo dinner for me and my girl.

I sauteed the filling mixture in my 12.5 inch Swiss Diamond wok, and I even fried my daughter’s egg rolls in the wok too. (I baked mine … but she wanted her egg rolls fried, so, yeah, I fried them for her … my kids are so spoiled!) The wok is great for both stir-frying and deep frying … I feel all authentic-like when I cook Asian food in a wok, and the Swiss Diamond wok is the Cadillac of woks. Like all Swiss Diamond pans, everything cooks so nice and even, and nothing sticks to it so you don’t need much (if any) oil or cooking spray and cleanup is a breeze. It’s big, too, so you could cook three times as much (or more) and it would still fit, easily!

Stir Frying Kale & Onions in the Swiss Diamond Wok

Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Kale Egg Rolls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 - 8 egg rolls

Serving Size: 1 - 2 egg rolls

Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Kale Egg Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 15 - 20 drops of sesame oil
  • 2 - 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped fine
  • 2 big stalks of kale, chopped fine (about 2 cups packed of kale leaves)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
  • 1 can bean sprouts, drained
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • a pinch of Chinese 5-spice seasoning
  • 1/4 cup frozen shrimp, chopped (or more, if you have it)
  • 1 teaspoon natural peanut butter
  • About 6 - 8 eggroll wrappers

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the vegetable and sesame oil with the garlic and set aside while you prepare the other vegies.
  2. Remove the stems of the kale and chop the leaves into bits. Chop the onion fine as well. In a bowl, mix the kale leaves with the onion and the oil/garlic mixture. Toss with your fingers to cover all the kale lightly with oil.
  3. Heat a wok (or frying pan) over medium to medium high heat. Add the kale, onions and oil mixture and stir-fry, stirring constantly, until the kale is wilted and soft. Add the water chestnuts, bean sprouts, chicken, ginger root, soy sauce and five spice seasoning and continue stir frying for a few minutes or until the mixture is hot. Add the shrimp and peanut butter and cook just until the shrimp is warm and pink.
  4. Using about 1/3 cup of the filling per egg roll, scoop the filling onto the wrapper and roll up, egg roll style (see my Southwestern Egg Rolls post for photos/instructions on rolling).
  5. Now, you can fry the egg rolls or bake them. Baking is easier and healthier: simply spray the egg rolls with cooking spray, set them on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees F. for about 15 minutes or until brown and crispy. (Check them about halfway through and turn if needed.)

Notes

For the dipping sauce, I mixed some Asian Sweet Chili Sauce with a little Chinese Hot Mustard.

http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/asian-chicken-shrimp-kale-egg-rolls/

Asian Chicken, Shrimp & Kale Egg Rolls

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8 Responses

  1. these look delicious oh so yummy

    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    October 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm

  2. I love fresh egg rolls so much. I am not a big shrimp eater, but I bet they would be as delicious without it.

    October 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    • Ann

      I think they would be!

      October 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  3. Those look delicious! Thanks for linking up with us at Wonderful Food Wednesday!

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

    October 31, 2012 at 6:39 pm

  4. This sounds wonderful! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week! 🙂

    November 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  5. Good morning~I have featured this recipe on my blog for my weekly seafood round-up and have linked this recipe to your original post so that my readers will be forwarded to your site. Thank you for allowing me to share! Here is the link: http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/11/seafood-frenzy-friday-week-41.html

    November 9, 2012 at 6:17 am

    • Ann

      Thank you so much Carrie! You always have the best collection of seafood recipes … I feel so honored to be included 🙂

      November 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm

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