How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah)

Spring is about eating fresh & having time for parties. How appropriate it will be to have just that, a Popiah Party with all the fun when your guests get busy rolling & eating these homemade rolls.

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How to Make Fresh Spring Rolls (Popiah) Recipe
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Choose fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this dish.

Choose fresh and sweet turnips, also known as jicama for this dish.

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Peel the skin off the turnips, wash and drained well. Cut the turnips into strips. Then place the strips of turnip in a coriander.

Peel the skin off the turnips, wash and drained well. Cut the turnips into strips. Then place the strips of turnip in a coriander.

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Have ready some fresh spring roll wrap/skin. These can be homemade or store bought.

Have ready some fresh spring roll wrap/skin. These can be homemade or store bought.

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To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.

To cook the filling, first boil prawn shells in water for about 10 minutes.

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Strained the prawn stock and set aside.

Strained the prawn stock and set aside.

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Season the prawns with salt.

Season the prawns with salt.

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Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan till browned on both sides.

Next fry firm bean curd on non-stick pan till browned on both sides.

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Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.

Then cut the fried bean curd into strips.

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Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic. Add fermented bean paste and fry until fragrant.

Heat oil in a wok and lightly brown minced garlic. Add fermented bean paste and fry until fragrant.

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Pour in strained prawn stock.

Pour in strained prawn stock.

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When the prawn stock comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.

When the prawn stock comes to a boil, add in turnip strips and mix well.

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When it starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.

When it starts to boil again, add in the diced meat.

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Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1 1/2 hours until the turnip is soft or transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 minutes.

Cover and simmer gently on low heat for 1 1/2 hours until the turnip is soft or transfer to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 minutes.

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Then add in the prawns.

Then add in the prawns.

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Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.

Next add in bean curd strips and salt to taste.

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Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.

Cover and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.

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And the turnip filling is ready to be used for the wrap!

And the turnip filling is ready to be used for the wrap!

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Next prepare the garnishing ingredients. Wash lettuce, blanch beansprouts, shred cucumber, sliced omelette, fry shallots, ground fried garlic & roasted peanuts. Also have ready sweet & chilli sauce.

Next prepare the garnishing ingredients. Wash lettuce, blanch beansprouts, shred cucumber, sliced omelette, fry shallots, ground fried garlic & roasted peanuts. Also have ready sweet & chilli sauce.

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To make omelette, spread beaten eggs THINLY on non-stick pan. Cook the thin omelette till set on both sides and remove from pan.

To make omelette, spread beaten eggs THINLY on non-stick pan. Cook the thin omelette till set on both sides and remove from pan.

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Slice finely the cooked omelette.

Slice finely the cooked omelette.

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To serve, put a spring roll wrap on a plate or flat board. Spread with as much chilli, sweet sauce and ground fried garlic as desired.

To serve, put a spring roll wrap on a plate or flat board. Spread with as much chilli, sweet sauce and ground fried garlic as desired.

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Next, place a piece of fresh lettuce on one edge of the spring roll wrap. Then add blanched bean sprout followed by sliced cucumber.

Next, place a piece of fresh lettuce on one edge of the spring roll wrap. Then add blanched bean sprout followed by sliced cucumber.

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Place 2 tablespoons of filling, drained of gravy, on top. Then top with the finely sliced omelette.

Place 2 tablespoons of filling, drained of gravy, on top. Then top with the finely sliced omelette.

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Lastly, wrap and then fold up the two sides of wrapper and roll up like a swiss roll. And we're done!

Lastly, wrap and then fold up the two sides of wrapper and roll up like a swiss roll. And we're done!

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Cut the spring rolls into pieces.

Cut the spring rolls into pieces.

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And we're done! Serve immediately when warm. For more, like us on Facebook and get instant updates on our latest recipes at www.Facebook.com/huangskitchen

And we're done! Serve immediately when warm. For more, like us on Facebook and get instant updates on our latest recipes at www.Facebook.com/huangskitchen

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