My little Kyle enjoys helping me out when I cook. Oftentimes, when he starts seeing me prepare the ingredients for our meal, he would say, “May I cook with you, mom?” And if I would allow him to do little chores such as mixing and scooping, he would feel so happy and proud! The recipe I am sharing today is a healthy recipe we enjoy preparing together: seafood lumpia. I got the original recipe from a friend’s cook book but did a little twist to make it kid-friendly. I always involve Kyle in preparing this recipe (he assists in wrapping) so gets more excited to eat it when served. Here goes the recipe!
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
¼ kg shrimp, shelled ((You may also use any deboned fish, it’s just that shrimp is Kyle’s favorite!)
½ kg squid, ink removed
1 big carrot
1 tbsp garlic
1 egg, beaten
1/8 cup flour
Salt and pepper to taste and a sprinkle of sugar!
Minola Lauric Oil for frying
- Using your food processor, roughly chop squid and shrimp. (You may also do this manually).
- Combine chopped seafood with minced carrot, onion and garlic.
- Add egg and flour to bind all the ingredients.
- Spoon about 2 tbsp of the combined ingredients into the lumpia wrapper, roll to form into logs, and then seal both sides (similar to cooking lumpiang shanghai).
- Fry in Minola Lauric Oil until golden brown.
It’s important that we always choose the healthier oil in cooking, like Minola. Since coconut oil is known to have several health advantages which include immunity-boosting benefits that can fight viruses and bacteria because of its high lauric acid component, it’s a good choice in the kitchen. I have previously blogged all the health benefits of coconut oil here.
Try this at home with your kid, too! Have a great day ahead, mommies!