Sunday, January 5, 2014

Turkey Egg Rolls

Want to lighten up your diet? Use turkey!  The only problem is it seems as if every recipe using turkey out there is the same i.e. turkey meatballs, turkey burgers, turkey stuffed peppers, turkey chili, turkey meatloaf blah blah blah.  Don't get me wrong those are all great uses of turkey and are delicious but don't you ever want something different? I definitely do which is why when I came upon this recipe I was stoked and eager to make it.  Not to mention these are a healthy and low fat version of egg rolls, always a plus!

Serves 7 (2 rolls per person)

The Ingredients
Egg rolls: 
2/3 cup coarsely chopped celery 
2/3 cup coarsely chopped carrot 
2 cups shredded cabbage 
1/2 teaspoon olive  oil  
2/3 cup chopped onion  
1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger 
1 garlic clove, minced 
1/2 pound ground turkey breast 
1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
14 egg roll wrappers 
1 large egg white  
Cooking spray

3/4 cup soy sauce 
6 tablespoons rice vinegar 
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger 
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions 

The Process
1.)  Preheat oven to 425°.

2.)  Combine celery and carrot in food processor, and pulse 10 times or until finely chopped.

3.)  Combine celery mixture and cabbage in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave at high 5 minutes; drain.

4.)  Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, and garlic; saut√© 2 minutes. Add turkey; cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cabbage mixture, 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, and pepper. Cover and chill 15 minutes.

5.)  Place 1 egg roll wrapper at a time onto work surface with 1 corner pointing toward you (wrapper should look like a diamond). Trim 1 inch off right and left corners of wrapper. Spoon 3 tablespoons turkey filling into center of wrapper. Fold lower corner of egg roll wrapper over filling. Fold in trimmed corners. Moisten top corner of wrapper with egg white; roll up jelly-roll fashion. Repeat procedure with remaining wrappers, turkey filling, and egg white.

6.)  Lightly coat egg rolls with cooking spray, and place, seam side down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 18 minutes or until golden brown.

7.)  To prepare sauce, combine 3/4 cup soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and 1 tablespoon ginger; serve with egg rolls. Garnish with green onions.


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