Sunday, October 26, 2008

Southwest Spring Rolls

I received an email from Andrew of AJ Gourmet offering me to try out some of their products. AJ Gourmet is an Internet store that import high quality food products and ingredients from around the globe. Within a week a package arrived at my door step. In the box there were Spanish Olive Oil, all kinds of stuffed Olives, Saffron, Green peppercorns and Piquillo Peppers. That evening itself we tried out some of the olives and they were good. I am never a fan of olives as I find it too salty but these olives were just perfect for my taste. We like their Olives stuff with habanero as it has a spicy kick to it. I made some Southwest Spring Rolls with their olives and roasted peppers and it turn out really good. Carlos gave it a two thumbs up :) I can't wait to try out their Extra Virgin Olive Oil as I heard that Spain produce one of the best olive oil in the world.

Ingredients :

1 cup of cooked chicken
1/2 cup roasted pepper - slice thinly
1/3 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
10 green olives - chopped
1 jalapeno peppers - diced
1 small bunch of cilantro - chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded cheese
salt and pepper to taste

some spring roll wrappers
1 beaten egg

Dipping sauce :

2 tbsp of mayonnaise
4 tbsp of sour cream
some chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp of salt

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl except for the spring rolls wrappers.
2. Lay a spring roll wrapper in front of you so that it forms a diamond shape. Use your index finger to wet all the edges with the beaten egg. Place approximately 2 tablespoons of filling near the bottom. Roll over once, fold in the sides, and then continue rolling. Seal the top.
3. Deep-fry the spring rolls in 3 to 4 batches, cooking until they are golden brown and crispy (about 3 minutes). Remove drain on paper towels.
4. Mix all the dipping sauce together.


Meg said...

Your eggrolls and dipping sauce look delicious! Great use of the olives!

VG said...

Like you Gert, I am not a fan of olives but I'd give this a go anytime! So yummylah.

FYI, Australian olive oil is supposed to be one of the best too. We have trouble exporting to the EU cos we don't meet the stds there - not because it is inferior but because we surpass their own requirements! Go figure???

Cat Cat said...

I wasn't a big fan of olive until one day, I tried it out and am in love with it... The black olive is my favourite... Good with martinis... Hehe.

Your springroll looks good.

Heather said...

ohh those look good. they're perfectly golden... and so photogenic! make me a plate :)

Beachlover said...

that funny,today I was looking for spring roll skin in local market here that sold 50 cent perpack but unfortunetly they sold off.Guess I have to get in Chintown .I love fried spring roll !wanna to grab some right now!

Food For Tots said...

Haven't been eating spring rolls for a very long time. It brings back those fond memories in my hometown. Your spring rolls look so yummy!

MamaFaMi said...

Gert, you're so rajinlah. I like to eat all these stuffs tapi very malas to prepare them myself! But then, it's better that way because, if I don't prepare them, then I don't get to eat, selamatlah dari putting on weight! Hahaha...

Anonymous said...

My family would love this version of spring rolls. I enjoy your blog very much. You've posted many recipes I want to try. Thanks.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great, I like deep-fried food.

vanillasugarblog said...

I had some of these when we vacationed at Disney World 2 years ago. It was a tappas bar that had these mini southwest egg rolls. My goodness they were so good. I can't wait to try th is recipe. Thanks for sharing this. Have a good rest of the weekend.

ICook4Fun said...

Meg, thank you.

VG, so many country claim to produce the best olive oil. I guess it all depend on your preference :)

Cat, I too prefer black olives :)

Heather, thank you.

Lesley, I always have a packet or two spring roll wrappers in my freezer :)

Food for tots, thank you.

Mamafami, kat sini nak makan apa pun kena masak sendiri. Tak apa mama, makan ni sekali sekala :)

Cathy, thanks for stopping by and your kind words :)

LCOM, I like fried food too but can't eat it too often. I did this with the fried wanton :)

Dawn, hope you like these :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Im not crazy abt olives either but i do prefer the green to black.

Funny tht u mention abt spain being the no.1 producer of evoo. Only yesterday at ralphs, i heard this mom-daughter talking abt evoo and whos the no.1, 2 and 3. lol.

Big Boys Oven said...

wow, I wish I can get someone send me some sampling lol! your dish looks very creative! just adorable!

ICook4Fun said...

Farina, you are right. Everyone claim to produce the best olive oil :)

BBO, thank you.

skoraq cooks said...

I wish I could have them for lunch. Your spring rolls look really great. yum yum yum

sdfafsadf said...

omg im SOOO going to make these.

Anonymous said...

It remind me a lot of my childhood in Shanghai. Spring roll is one of the 'must have' dishes during CNY. Celery, black fungus, water chestnut, carrot, chicken or pork, so yummy. I like to stand next to my grandma when she's deep frying the spring rolls and I'm allowed to grab one so I'm always the fist one to taste it among all.